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Old 04-27-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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The Saint Genaro Festival is the same. Like they should be so grateful we showed up to come in and lay down more money for the food we want, an admittance fee is charged.
the ironic thing about san gennaro is that they charge the vendors $600-$1800 for the space too.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:13 PM
 
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Would have went today if not for the entrance fee.

I don't live close so you know, gas and all.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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This entrance fee obviously has an oft putting effect. Hopefully it will be self correcting in the sense that a lower than expected overall attendance will push the organizers to eliminate or reduce it next time.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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Or, send the kids to the Adventuredome (or similar) and then attend UNLVino, Uncork'd, Restaurant Week, and similar events. I don't even consider San Gennaro a "foodie fest." Foodies don't go for overpriced mediocre food. At least with Restaurant Week, the attendees get great food. Not much of it. But great.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:35 AM
 
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They have crappy burgers anyway.
To each their own.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:48 AM
 
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Just go to the monthly Streats Festival and First Friday events in town. No cover and fun to boot, yes there are many food trucks during these events and entertainment as well.

I simply refuse to pay an entrance fee so I have not attended the Food fest. If they want people to donate to charity then let them do it on their own. Even better there should be no entrance fee, people will probably spend it on food and drinks anyway and the vendors can just donate a portion of their sales to charity. As far as the amusement part of the festival, I can understand having to pay for the rides
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:41 AM
 
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the ironic thing about san gennaro is that they charge the vendors $600-$1800 for the space too.
But they all save by serving the exact same sausage and peppers.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:58 AM
 
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...And yet the line to get in was a half hour long!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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the ironic thing about san gennaro is that they charge the vendors $600-$1800 for the space too.
The secret behind it all the vendors are being raked over the coals also for renting space and not only at the food fest but many other events. They end up with either hiking prices or dropping out of the event. I have been to 2 festival's so far this month and was very disappointed in the selection of vendors and the over priced food. The local small vendor is being priced out of the market not only on the food side but the merchandise part also. The quality of food is dropping and you get the bare minimal. The local civic organizations who use to have food tents to help raise money for them can no longer afford the $$ for the space. Too bad it takes the charm out of theses events and shuts out the family from going to them.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Home!
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Or, send the kids to the Adventuredome (or similar) and then attend UNLVino, Uncork'd, Restaurant Week, and similar events. I don't even consider San Gennaro a "foodie fest." Foodies don't go for overpriced mediocre food. At least with Restaurant Week, the attendees get great food. Not much of it. But great.
I think the foodie fest was the one at the Silverton. I don't know how it rates as far as what is offered and I would go and check it out if it wasn't so overpriced. I would rather spend the money at the other events you listed, for sure.
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