We look forward to barbecuing season each year. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by attending one of the nation’s best BBQ festivals. Taking place every year in Boulder City, the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge attracts thousands of visitors to this quaint city every Memorial Day weekend. Filled with delicious eats, live entertainment, and plenty of attractions to keep you busy, this festival is not to be missed. The best part? Admission is free of charge, so be sure to mark your calendars for this amazing event.

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Have you attended Boulder City’s famous Best Dam Barbecue Challenge before? Let us know your favorite part of your experience at this epic Nevada BBQ festival in the comments section!

Our state is chock full of amazing events and you can learn about more of them by checking out our list of unique festivals everyone in Nevada should experience once.

These 14 Unique Festivals Are Something Everyone In Nevada Should Experience Once

If you are looking for a nice way to recover from a day of BBQ decadence, take a drive on the scenic Valley of Fire Scenic Byway. See why this is one of our favorite scenic roads in Nevada in this video:

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Nevada Food Festivals

What are some of the best food festivals in Nevada?
Nevada knows how to bring the heat when it comes to foodie festivals. Here are a few of our favorite food festivals in Nevada that we think you'll love too.

  • San Gennaro Feast, Las Vegas, NV: It shouldn't be a surprise that Las Vegas knows how to party. If you love food and live music the San Gennaro Feast should be on your bucket list - especially if Italian food speaks to your soul. Look for the event around the second week of May each year - it has been going strong for over 40 years! The name honors Saint Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy. With over 70 International food vendors the celebration is epic.
  • Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Virginia City, NV: Nevadans go nuts for a good ole rocky mountain oyster. And this unique food festival that doubles as a St. Patrick's Day celebration makes a bull run on the fun. If you want to take your "oyster" eating to the next level, become a Very Important Baller to go straight to the front of the line. When March rolls around, be sure you grab a bib and join us for a fantastic event that many will shake their heads at you in wonder.
  • Biggest Little City Wing Fest, Reno, NV: For a more traditional foodie festival dig into one of the biggest chicken wing festivals around. Reno may be overshadowed by its big brother Las Vegas, but this event is a weekend of foodie fun that you will want to come back to every year. Over 20,000 pounds of wings go down our gullets with amazing flavor combinations like maple bacon bourbon, salted caramel, and even strawberry cheesecake. Of course, you can still enjoy the time-honored favorite buffalo sauce. This saucy event comes to you in late July.

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