Great Italian Festival in downtown Reno this weekend

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Eldorado Great Italian Festival returns to Reno for its 36th year. As part of Columbus Day weekend, it is held Saturday and Sunday.

The Eldorado Great Italian Festival in downtown Reno. Photo by Chris Buckley/KOLO.

It runs until 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Downtown Reno turns into a Little Italy with a grape stomp, wine walk, food booths, a farmers market and a children’s gelato eating contest.

Plus there is free, live entertainment.

There is also the Great Italian Festival Sauce Cook-off. People also have chances to sample some of the sauces. There is also Italian food available.

Italian Festival Entertainment Schedule (subject to change):

ROME STAGE
4th & Virginia Street

Saturday
10:30-12:00 Corey Pesaturo
12:30-2:00 Moreno Fruzzetti
2:00-2:15 Adam Trent
2:30-4:00 Ray Massa's Eurorhythms
4:30-6:00 Vanessa Racci

Sunday
10:00-11:30 Primo Basso
11:30-11:45 Adam Trent
12:00-1:30 Capuano n'T Rock
2:00-3:30 Aaron Caruso
4:00-5:30 Mbrascatu

VENICE STAGE
3rd & Virginia Street

Saturday

2:00-3:30 Aaron Caruso
4:00-5:30 Capuno n'T Rock

Sunday
9:30-11:00 Ray Massa's Eurorhythms
12:00-1:30 Vanessa Racci
1:30-3:00 Cory Pesaturo
3:30-5:00 Moreno Fruzzetti