Find a Nevada fall festival to attend in 2020. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2020 has things to do across Nevada including activities in Las Vegas, Reno. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
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Burning Man - Gerlach, NV - Aug 30 to Sep 7, 2020
50,000+ attend the annual event in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada. One of the most unique annual events in the world held each year in a city built in the desert by volunteers. Spectacular nighttime activities aimed at art, performance, theme camps, volunteers, and more.
Nugget Casino Rib Cook-off - Sparks, NV - Sep 2 to Sep 7, 2020
An all you can eat event with plenty of BBQ foods (over 250,000 pounds of ribs) plus live music entertainment, kids activities, craft vendors, beer garden, and of course the casino nearby.
Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 9 to Sep 13, 2020
Join over 50,000 biking enthusiasts with local tours, live entertainment, stunt shows, over 250 vendors, parties, poker run and lots more at the Convention Center
Big Blues Bender - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 10 to Sep 13, 2020
Annual Blues music event held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. Top musicians perform on multiple stages. Packages include hotel stay with add-ons like unlimited drink wristbands, meals, and souvenirs.
Great Reno Balloon Race - Reno, NV - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
One of the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world, with almost 100 balloons and 120,000 spectators each year.
National Championship Air Races - Reno, NV - Sep 16 to Sep 20, 2020
Witness the thrill and excitement of the world;s fastest motor sport with spectacular races, iconic aircraft, and aviation history displays. This event is the longest-running air race, and the only closed-course pylon racing event in the world.
iHeart Radio Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
Annual star-studded music festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
18 blocks of creators in Las Vegas, making food, comedy, music, art, murals and more. Includes big names you probably definitely have heard of, as well as newcomers you will be glad to experience.
Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival - Reno, NV - Sep 24 to Sep 27, 2020
A celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Offers poker runs, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt and bike shows and more to more than 50,000 biking enthusiasts.
Las Vegas BikeFest - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 1 to Oct 4, 2020
Annual event for 15+ years taking over downtown Las Vegas. Join in the Motorcycle Rally, Poker Run, celebrity appearances, demo rides, live music and more.
Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 1 to Oct 4, 2020
Wine tasting, gourmet food and live entertainment (music, ballet and shows) at the Red Rock Casino and Resort.
RiSE Lantern Festival - Moapa, NV - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Elevates hope, ignites dreams, and creates memories with the release of thousands of lanterns, live music, food & drinks and more.
Las Vegas Triathalon - Boulder City, NV - Oct 3, 2020
Held annually at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Eldorado Great Italian Festival - Reno, NV - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Lots of fun with grape stomping, pasta bowls for sauce tasting, wine, dinner buffet, and kid’s gelato eating contest plus more fun activities.
Colorado River Fall Festival - Laughlin, NV - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2020
The premier York Rite festival in the southwest hosted at the Riverside Resort Casino in Laughlin, NV.
Indian National Finals Rodeo - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 20 to Oct 24, 2020
Held at South Point Equestrian Center. Events include bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, cowgirl’s breakaway roping, cowgirl’s steer undecorating, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping.
Pumpkinman Triathlon - Boulder City, NV - Oct 24, 2020
Held at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Las Vegas Book Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 24, 2020
10,000 annually attend the largest literary event in Nevada which offers a number of different events, both inside and out, all with free admission.
Pumpkin Palooza - Sparks, NV - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
Autumn-themed activities including a pumpkin derby, marshmallow shooting, costume parade, carnival games live music, pumpkin seed spitting contest, pumpkin pie eating contest and mummy wrapping contest.
Rock ‘n Roll Marathon - Las Vegas, NV - Nov 14 to Nov 15, 2020
Marathon and 1/2 Marathon on the Las Vegas Strip. Run the strip at night.
Tough Mudder - Henderson, NV - Jan 1, 2021
Cancelled for 2020 due to change in Tough Mudder ownership, but checkback for a future return in 2021. 10 miles of red rocks, sun, obstacles make this one of the world’s toughest Mudders and will make you stronger
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Las Vegas Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
The German-American Social Club of Nevada and the City of Las Vegas.
Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 13 to Oct 31, 2019
The Las Vegas location of the classic German beer hall celebrates Oktoberfest with celebrity keg tappings on Friday and Saturdays in September and October. Past celebrities have included Siegfried & Roy, Holly Madison, Taylor Hicks and the Chippendales, among many others. Nightly food specials on traditional German dishes including bratwurst, schweinshaxe and schnitzel. Stein Holding contests on Friday and Saturday nights. There will also be live music from a traditional Bavarian band.
Grapes & Hops Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 28, 2019
Sample fine wine and great beers plus delicious foods from Las Vegas fine restaurants. A charity event kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 21+ event
Galleria at Sunset Oktoberfest - Henderson, NV - Sep 28, 2019
Beer (of course!) pouring over 15+ different German and local beers, live polka dancing and bavarian music, brats, pretzels, and more!
Las Vegas PRIDE Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
LGBT event for families, couples, singles, friends and straight allies and PRIDE pets. Lots of delicious food, beer, family activity zone, live music, free shuttle service and lots more.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Nov 2, 2019
An annual celebration of comic books, science fiction and pop culture held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Meet publishers and vendors, attend film screenings and panels, and don’t miss special guests and more, all at the Clark County Library.
Reno Pop Culture Con - Reno, NV - Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2019
RPCC is a three-day, family-friendly, fan-focused extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet comics artists and writers, book authors, and celebrity guests, shop for collectibles, attend panels and programming, or visit the Pop Culture Classroom’s Kids’ Lab.
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