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White Castle & Fried Ice Cream: 6 Things You Need To Know About The LINQ’s Las Vegas Foodie Fest

Last updated: October 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 2 Comments on White Castle & Fried Ice Cream: 6 Things You Need To Know About The LINQ’s Las Vegas Foodie Fest.


October in Las Vegas is always an exciting time. Since the weather is absolute perfection, there’s always a slew of events, ranging from food-wine-beer festivals to outdoor concerts and landmark annual events.

One of the local favorites is the Las Vegas Foodie Fest, a smorgasbord of food trucks and vendors where you can try literally hundreds of dishes. This year, the festival expands to a whopping five days, hitting The LINQ’s back lot (behind the High Roller wheel off Koval Ave.) Wednesday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 19.

Hungry? Here are 8 things you need to know before chowing down.

It’s a food truck bonanza
More than 50 food trucks from all over the country will be present, including a few celebrity trucks from The Food Network, History Channel, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel

White Castle is back by popular demand
Las Vegas lacks few things when it comes to food, but the deliciousness of mini White Castle burgers is one of them. The astoundingly popular all-American fast food chain is popular on the East Coast and in the Midwest, and this Las Vegas food festival is delivering these delights our way for the fourth straight year. These famous sliders are so popular, there has to be two separate food trucks to keep up with demand. The White Castle Crave Mobile will serve foodies looking to purchase 10 or less sliders. Separate lines will service those wanting to indulge in sliders like they’re in a professional eating contest.

Variety is everything
Local food trucks such as Fukuburger, Sin City Dogs and Dragon Grille will be on hand, but so will others from the far reaches of popular food districts across the USA. Make sure to hit Maine-based Lobster Lady, Q UP Barbeque from Arizona and a few from California: White Rabbit, Jogasaki Burrito, Tornado Potato; Fluff Ice and Bacon Mania. One newbie we’re looking forward to? Frach’s Fried Ice Cream.

Yes, this is Vegas, so yes, there is VIP
The Red Dragon VIP tent, priced at $50 per day, is a covered area with even more food. Think passed appetizers, desserts, beer and wine tastings, an open bar and tastings and chef demonstrations.

It’s more than just food
Las Vegas Foodie Fest has partnered with two local charities, The Shade Tree and Bamboo Bridges, and will donate a portion of total proceeds to each. Additionally, fest guests can hit up the carnival rides, games, silent auction, and eating competitions or enjoy the live entertainment in between noshing.

It’s actually a great evening date idea
Foodie Fest starts in the early evening Wednesday through Friday, going 4 p.m. to midnight, while the weekend festival times run noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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A 15-year Las Vegas resident, Emma Trotter has worked in the media industry since 2006, with a focus on entertainment journalism and celebrity news. Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism & Media Studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she has worked as a copywriter, editor, writer, reporter, blogger and produced several photo shoots for local lifestyle magazines. A true advocate of the city's diverse offerings and glitzy lifestyle, Emma has promoted Las Vegas extensively, whether writing about its top hidden gems, to exploring its rich, fascinating history or covering Las Vegas’s social scene and real estate, fashion, beauty, nightlife, dining and profiling the top influential executives.

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2 Responses

  1. Laura

    Cool….sad I will miss this event. I am coming to Vegas week of 28th any events then I should know about?

  2. Emma Trotter

    Hi Laura, we will be posting a Halloween blog and separate page for events around that time! The LINQ will have a LOT going on