Food Truck Festivals You Need to Hit this Summer

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There was a time not so long ago that there was a certain stigma associated with eating from a food truck. Oh, how the times have changed—these days, it seems people go out of their way to try the many exotic flavors and fusion food combinations that food trucks can provide.

Below is a list of some of the best food truck festivals this summer you absolutely need to attend.

Columbus Food Truck Festival

This festival in Columbus, Ohio, which features some of the best food trucks in the state, is held annually in August at the Columbus Commons.

Taking place over three days, the festival includes live music, arts and crafts vendors, and even activities to keep the kids entertained while you take in the many delicacies available.

Some of the more popular trucks that will be in attendance are: Paddy Wagon, Schmidt’s Sausage Truck and Aromaku.

Admission is free, but prices for food vary.

Chicago Food Truck Festival

This festival takes place in Chicago, Illinois in June, and features some of the best food trucks in the city, along with live music and entertainment.

Some trucks that will be attending this year include: The Fat Shallot, Bombay Wraps, Taquero Fusion, and Gino’s Steak Truck.

Best of all, tickets are free—however, there are VIP tickets available for $6 that allow early entrance.

L.A. Street Food Fest

Held in Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium, this festival features over 100 local food trucks as well as a wide range of drinks including tequila, beer, and coffee, to pair with the succulent meals.

This year’s list of attendees includes: Grilled Cheese Truck, Aloha Plate, Luckdish Curry, Currywurst, Mariscos El Mazateño, Tacos Kokopelli, Aqui Es Texcoco, Urban Oven, Short Order and Kitchen Mouse Vegan Café among others.

General admission is $60, and VIP entrance is $90.

Atlanta Street Food Festival

This festival, held in Atlanta, Georgia at the iconic Piedmont Park in July, this festival features food trucks from a wide range of cuisines. There’s also live music and entertainment, and vendors selling homemade wares.

Some trucks that will be attending include Tex’s Tacos, King of Pops, Smiley’s Street Eats, and many others.

Kids 12 and under can attend for free, everyone else can pay $6 to attend plus the cost of food.

Seattle Street Food Festival

This festival, which includes over 50 food trucks and local restaurant vendors, takes place over three days, and has become the largest independent food festival in Washington, bringing in more than 85,000 people.

This year’s list of vendors includes Brown Bag Baguette, Evolution Revolution, Tokyo Dog, Athena’s Gyros, Lemongrass, and Drunky’s Two Show BBQ.

Admission is free, but food prices vary.

Sea Isle City Food Truck Fest

This three-day festival, held in Cape May County, New Jersey, features a wide variety of food vendors, along with live music and entertainment. It also takes place twice in the summer—during June and September.

Some trucks that will be attending this year include Harry & Beans, Shore Shake, Sum Pig, Zinna’s Bistro, Waffles De Lys, Marie’s Seafood Truck among others.

Admission is free, but food prices vary.

 

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