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Nevada Wild Fest Coming to Rio Next Month
Nevada Wild Fest Coming to Rio Next Month

The Nevada Wild Fest returns to southern Nevada next month, bringing an array of entertainment options over a long weekend.

Music fans, food lovers, thrill riders and animal enthusiasts can find something at the event. For the first time, the four-day festival will be on the grounds of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Interstate 15.  Nevada Wild Fest will donate 100 percent of the net proceeds to the Lili Claire Foundation, supporting special needs children and their families.

Admission to the Nevada Wild Fest is $9 for adults, $7 for Senior Citizens (65 and up), Military and College Students with ID. Children ages 3 and under are free. For additional information, go to www.nevadawildfest.com or call 862-8141.

From October 25-28, Nevada Wild Fest will feature free musical acts including The Farm, Katie Arminger, JT Hodges and Collette Carr. (Music is free with festival admission.)

Consider yourself a foodie or foodie wanna-be?  A variety of celebrity chefs from Las Vegas restaurants will be conducting cooking demonstrations and providing samples and cooking insights. Chefs include Chef Geno Bernardo of NOVE Italiano, Chef Chris Conlon of FIX, Chef Mike Armstrong of TAO, Chef Massimiliano of LAVO and Chef Dave Middleton of Marche Bacchus. If you're looking for food a little less formal, 15 Las Vegas food trucks will be present. in addition to other carnival food.
Nevada Wild Fest includes a list of celebrity meet-and-greets. From 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Professional Bull Riding (PBR) World Finalists will be on-hand to answer questions about what it's like to ride a bull and to pose for photos. Their partners -- the PBR bulls -- will also be there from 3 p.m. to midnight. Thursday.

On Sunday, starts of the television shows "That's So Raven" and  "Shake It Up" will be in attendance. Kyle Massey, Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine will be there from 3-4:30 p.m  If you're an outdoor hunting fan, you can meet Eva Shockey of Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures between 3-4 p.m. Saturday.

Animal lovers can enjoy The DockDogs® National Championship, featuring pups from the East and West in a battle to find out who is top dog. The Outdoor Channel will film the competition and will produce an 'Iron Dog" television show airing later this year.

Blood Village's Haunted Maze will include two haunts: the 3-D Killer Klown Manor and the crumbling Haunted Mansion. There will also be 35 "large-format" carnival rides, which require a separate admission. You can purchase an all-day wristband at the festival for $30, or an $8 discount is available at Albertsons Sav-on through October 24.

The Nevada Wild Fest is also featuring some unique rides including the world's largest slingshot, a zipline, and a bungee. Those rides require separate fees.

Las Vegas Athletic Club will bring Zumbathon to the Wild Fest. The class is free with price of festival admission and will be held from 3-4:30 p.m Friday and Saturday, and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.