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- This year’s competition will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Download our mobile app to have all the information you’ll need at your fingertips and to vote for the People’s Choice Award winner!
- An event map will be posted the week of the competition.
- A constantly updating “Quicklist” will be posted as trucks are accepted fort this year’s competition.
- A live entertainment schedule will be posted when confirmed.
- Please consider bringing lawn chairs and/or blankets to the event as seating is limited.
- Pets must be kept on a leash, according to National Trail Parks and Recreation rules.
- Designated parking areas available (see “About” page for details)
- Attendees will be able to enjoy a broad array of different foods from up to 35 of the best food trucks in the Midwest.
- There will be anything you can imagine including: Greek; gourmet sandwiches; Pierogies; Maine lobster; homemade crab cakes; BBQ; Mexican/TexMex; Italian; homemade gelato, sorbetto and popsicles; French crepes; American; Farm-Raised; Asian; Latin; Mediterranean; South African; Puerto Rican; Creole and more. Come hungry and stay all day!
- Beer Garden for those over 21 with a valid ID, featuring selections from Mother Stewart’s, domestic beers and wine.
- Non-alcoholic beverages including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew and water.
- Party in the Park at Veterans Park (formerly known as Cliff Park) in Springfield.
- Local Bands will play throughout the day!
- Proceeds support various Rotary projects including Services to People with Disabilities, Polio Plus (the worldwide eradication of Polio) and the International Project in Lesotho
- Community event to entertain thousands
- Regional promotion brings attention to the Springfield Community and Business
- Event designed for family fun
- Held at Veterans Park (formerly known as Cliff Park) in Springfield on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
8 thoughts on “Attendees”
How does a food truck get involved? Thanks!
Just go to the Food Truck Vendors page of our website, where you’ll find an application to enter the contest. Here’s a direct link: https://springfieldfoodtrucks.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/food-truck-application-for-8-16-14.pdf
Thanks for asking. Hope to see you at the competition!
I’d really like to be involved in this competition, but I’m curious about how this competition is going to be judged. There’s such a large variety of different types of food being served by the food trucks…are there going to be different categories of judging. For example, I offer home made from scratch baked goods. Baked goods (sweets) and savory foods can’t really be judged the same because of the difference. I mean baked goods can’t really be judged together with savory foods…there’s too big a difference.
Also, this is the first event I’ve heard of that requires $1M in business liability coverage for vehicles. We all have business liability coverage on our vehicles (not the same as business liability coverage on our business itself), but not $1M worth. And my insurance company is not going to amend my business liability coverage on my vehicle for this one day event. The fact that a signature indemnifying Clark County et al, as well as $1M in business liability coverage, should be sufficient protection for everyone I would think. I’m reviewing my business liability coverage to see if my truck is included in that coverage versus requesting my auto insurance company to upgrade my vehicle liability coverage to $1M.
As a cottage food producer, I’m not required to be licensed the same as food trucks who prepare food onsite. There seems to be some confusion in your rules and regulations regarding this subject, although I will say there’s a lot of confusion and contradictory information between State and local health organizations and inspectors. I’ve been inspected many times by individuals in the same organization and each time I receive different information!
Thanks for the reply and questions, Chrys. I have shared your message and information with the folks directly involved in the specifics you have mentioned above and suggested they contact you to help answer your questions. Keep an eye open for an email!
WHere and how will the parking be handled with so many food trucks participating?
Those attending the competition can park at a number of places around the event, including the art center, the park on plum, fountain and surrounding neighborhoods, and Mercy Hospital.
We hope to see you there!
Can you tell me if Creole 2 Geaux is there today? Thanks for responding!!
Yes. They are in position number 21 on the map. Sorry for the brief delay. We had feet on the ground verifying before responding.