USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience

For the second year in a row, USA TODAY and MGM Resorts International is bringing the Wine & Food Experience back to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The Wine & Food Experience is an engaging culinary exploration in each city of the tour where fans and connoisseurs alike taste and celebrate wine and food and see national and regional gourmet leaders at work. Renowned chefs such as The Food Network’s Chopped stars Alex Guarnaschelli and Scott Conant, Netflix Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski are special guests on the tour. Global wine authorities include SommSelect cofounder Ian Cauble, among only 274 Master Sommeliers worldwide and star of Netflix docufilm “SOMM,” and David Lynch, sommelier, two-time James Beard Award recipient and editorial director, SommSelect. The Bella Twins will also be making an appearance to showcase their wine brand Bella Radici.

Date & Times

Saturday, October 26 12:00 PM

Participating Chefs and Restaurants

Sip, savor and indulge throughout the day with tastings from local restaurants and enjoy chef demos, cook-offs, wine and beer tastings, celebrity chef meet & greets, and much more!

Stay tuned for more chefs and restaurants to announce participation in the upcoming months!

  • Shawn McClain
  • Mario Carbone
  • Susan Feniger
  • Charlie Palmer
  • Roy Ellamar
  • Chef Alan
Las Vegas Festival Grounds
Prohibited Items


  • Backpacks, bags, purses, fanny packs with size restriction of 12”x12”x6”.
  • Hats, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Lighters, cigarettes/cigars
  • Cell phones
  • Empty Camel packs/bota bags
  • Small towels no larger than 11”x18”
  • Digital/ film cameras (no detachable lens)
  • 1 - 16oz empty or factory sealed water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • ADA motorized scooters


  • Air boards/ hover boards/segways
  • Drones
  • Outside Food and Alcohol
  • Face masks of any kind/ tactical gear
  • Aluminum cans, glass/ disposable containers
  • Coolers/thermos type containers
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Bare feet
  • Bags larger than 12”x12”x6”
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Animals or Pets (disability service animals excluded)
  • Laptops, Tablets, Personal Computers or two way radios
  • Blankets, sheets or towels larger than 11”x18”


  • Seat cushions
  • Totems, Signs, posters or Flags larger than 11”x18”
  • No Lights/Glow Sticks
  • Sharp Objects
  • Noise Making Devices (including: air-horn bells, bullhorn, thunder stickers, whistles)
  • Sticks, bats, clubs, box cutters, razors or weapons of any kind
  • Chains, chain wallets or studded jewelry
  • Fireworks or explosives, missile like objects
  • Umbrellas or tents of any kind
  • Wagons
  • Video, professional photography, or audio recording equipment
  • Drugs, drug paraphernalia, illegal substances
  • Sharpies, markers or spray paint
  • Stuffed animals, toys and squirt guns
  • In-line skates, roller skates, skateboards and bikes
  • Laser pointers
  • Suspicious items (Venue management discretion)
  • Balloons, balls, inflatables and frisbees
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors
  • Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.
  • Mace/pepper spray or other dangerous chemicals and compounds
  • Firearms, stun- guns, handcuffs, explosives, martial art instruments, knives with blades over 1-1/2 in, brass knuckles, and baton stick club and ammunition or weapon parts
  • Any items deemed by Venue Management to be dangerous, inappropriate or disruptive to other guest’s enjoyment of the event.
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Location & Parking


  • 311 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV
  • Located on the corner of Sahara and Las Vegas Blvd.


  • From I-15, take the Sahara Rd.
  • Exit and proceed East on Sahara.
  • Turn Right on Bridge Rd then turn Left onto Industrial.
  • Turn left at the RV Park sign and the entrance to Gate 2 of the Festival Grounds will be on your left.

Las Vegas Festival Grounds Map

  • Click HERE to download the map.