Food Truck Festival

by Sarah Mill, Director of EducationDSC_0901

The 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival is nearly upon us!  In 2014, we invited four food trucks and a bakery, along with three local breweries, to share their eats and spread the message of local food, in a new event at The Arboretum.  With no attendance records to plan from, we thought we might see a few hundred people through the gates.  Boy, were we surprised when nearly 1,400 guests showed up to fill their bellies!  Children played with the large parachute and made bubbles while adults munched on meals from vendors and sipped on beer brewed right here in Licking County.

This year, we’ve expanded the menu to include a dozen vendors and counting, boasting a variety of food and beverages.  We’ve also invited Ohio wineries to be part of the mix and added to the fun with music and a special children’s food option.
We hope you’ll join us for dinner on Friday, August 21st from 4 – 8pm!
Here’s a peek at what we’ll offer, with more to be announced:
Food Vendors:
Chelsea’s Real Food (Shade)
Creative Catering (Newark)
Kirwin’s Fork in the Road (Newark)
Mixing Bowl Asian Grill (Newark)
Mount Airy Beef (Somerset)
Pitabilities (Grove City)
Poppy’s Roadside Diner (Newark)
Smitty’s Real Pit BBQ (Newark)
Steamroller Bagels (Granville)
Taco Sherpa (Granville)
The Burrito Bus (Columbus)
The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet (Hebron)
Buckeye Lake Brewing (Buckeye Lake)
Granville Brewing (Granville)
Homestead Brewery (Heath)
Sand Hollow Winery (Newark)
Smokey Row Band (bluegrass)
Ron Emoff (accoustic guitar)
Admission to the event is free. There is a $5 per car parking fee taken at the gate (Arboretum supporters—show your membership card for free entry). Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, roll out your bicycle and join Cyclicking for an evening ride to and from the event! Contact Todd Fortune at 740.349.6555 for details on the ride.