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2017 Reno Tahoe Events and Festivals Brochure

2017 Reno Tahoe Events and Festivals

Eldorado Great Italian Festival

Eldorado Resort Hotel Casino
October 7, 2017 -October 8, 2017

Mangia! Mangia!
For 36 years, the Eldorado has brought the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno. The outdoor festival, held annually over Columbus Day weekend, is a celebration of Italian culture and tradition.  Downtown Reno is transformed into Little Italy with a grape stomp, sauce cookers competition, wine walk, an Italian farmer’s market, kids’ gelato eating contest, Italian Buffet and incredible, free, live entertainment and vendors.
Live Music
The FREE music line-up will be announced in the summer.
No Italian Festival would be complete without plenty of homemade Italian food.  A crowd favorite year after year continues to be the Great Italian Festival Sauce Cook-off. Italian families from across the West Coast bring their recipes to life in front of admiring and hungry spectators. 
Italian Buffets
Festival-goers can enjoy an extended Italian menu in the Eldorado’s famous Italian Dinner Buffet. Guests can enjoy an array of Italian specialties including handmade pasta dishes, osso bucco, eggplant parmesan, calamari with lemon butter, capers and basil, and many others as well as an assortment of homemade Italian salads and desserts, including the Eldorado’s famous gelato and tiramisu!
Festival Hours (tentative)
Saturday, Oct 7 - 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, Oct 8 - 10:00am-5:00pm



Contact Info

Visit Web Site
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: 775-786-5700


Eldorado Resort Hotel Casino

345 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501


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