The Epic Outdoor Food Fest In Columbus You Simply Cannot Miss
The Annual Food Truck Festival takes place every year in August and it is always an absolute blast. If you live in Columbus, you already know how awesome the food truck scene is here. So what’s the only thing better than a bunch of really good food trucks? When they’re all in one place, and you can enjoy the delicious food all day long surrounded by other awesome Columbusites.
Save the date!
The 8th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival will take place over the weekend of August 17th and 18th. This two-day event is a must-visit! For the second year in a row the festival will take place downtown in Bicentennial Park, Scioto Mile, and on the Rich Street Bridge.
So what exactly will you get to eat at the festival?
The answer is: everything you can imagine! The festival brings together around 50-60 food trucks every year. These are food trucks that you've seen around Columbus, and ones from out of town. This is the midwest's biggest food truck festival.
2017's festival had an astonishing 54 vendors.
I'm just going to list a few to get your mouth watering: Hot Chicken Takeover, Mikey's Late Night Slice, Sobremesa Street Kitchen, The Gyro Guy Cart, Hai Poke. Alright, you get the idea - there are lots of vendors and so much variety in types of food and flavors.
Here are a few quick notes to get you prepped for the festival.
Most vendors accept both cash and cards, and if you need cash, ATMs are available at the festival. The festival runs from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on both days. Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs to make your visit to the festival even more comfortable. Alcohol can be purchased at the festival, however you may not bring alcohol in from the outside. The event is wheelchair accessible.
On top of serving great food, the event raises funds for some great causes.
In 2017 the festival partnered with Nationwide Children's Hospital and raised over $44,000! You can read more about the event's sponsors, vendors, and other details on their
Ready to get even more excited? Check out this video by Columbus foodtruckfest from last year’s festival.
Planning to go to the 8th Annual Food Truck Festival this summer? We’ll see you there!
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