Ellis Island celebrates

Oct 23, 2006 3:49 AM

From Oktoberfest to Halloween and Nevada Day, Ellis Island Casino & Brewery has something special for everyone. On Saturday, from noon until 10 p.m., $10 per person gets you all-you-can eat and drink plus a free collector’s mug during their annual Oktoberfest celebration. The day’s events will include a $1,000 cash drawing. Every 500 points accumulated on a daily basis on your Ellis Island Passport Players Club card throughout the month earns one drawing ticket. The more you play, the more chances you have to win. Obtain your "Oktoberfest Drawing" tickets from the kiosk and turn them in at the club booth. Additional drawing tickets may be earned by hitting designated jackpots as posted in the casino. Wear a German or Alpine themed shirt and receive another free drawing ticket. The drawings will be held at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 and you must be present to win.

Wear your costume on October 31 and receive a drawing ticket for the Ellis Island $250 cash drawing at 10 p.m. (must be present) and you can also join in on the annual Halloween Karaoke Costume Contest from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Cash prizes will be given for the best costume in three categories: most scary, most original and funniest.

October 31 is also Nevada Day. Show your Nevada ID and Ellis Island will give you a complimentary EIB (Ellis Island Brewery) beer!

Clark County’s largest Halloween celebration featuring the Broken Spoke Saloon 20-acre haunted corn maze concludes on October 28. The event will feature a barbecue with a country music band from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, October 27.

To get there, head north to Exit 90 on I-15 turning right at the gas station. The entrance of Nevada’s first corn maze is next to the motel. It’s a work in progress and the birth of a new development of homes, with groundbreaking scheduled to take place in 2008. This is the third year that the event takes place. For further information visit www.glendalecornmaze.com and also get $1-off coupon. Group discounts are available. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children from 5-11 and children under 5 are free. The attraction will be open from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Take a free breathtaking tour of the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, a kaleidoscope for your senses. You’ll want to take a moment to appreciate the intricate detail blooming before your very eyes. This magnificent garden is now featuring a beautiful display of fall colors and fragrance including the fall pumpkins.