Food Truck Vendors

Gourmet Food Truck Competition Vendor Benefits

  • Download our mobile app to have all event details, trucks, menus and more at your fingertips.
  • An event map will be posted as the competition approaches to see where trucks will be stationed
  • Are you a food truck vendor who wants to compete? Download the 2017 Food Truck Vendor Application.
  • Electricity will be provided to the food truck vendors by the Springfield Rotary Club and bulk ice will be available for food truck vendors to purchase.

Be selected

Be recognized

  • Springfield Rotary will issue news releases to promote the event and its participants
  • Submitted feature stories on Food Truck Vendors in various publications
  • Published event listing in local and regional publications
  • Published food truck profiles featured on the event website, Facebook and Twitter.

Be successful

  • Vendors retain 100 percent of their sales
  • More than 10,000 attendees
  • $17,000 in prizes including a $10,000 grand prize to the winning food truck.
  • Proceeds of the event support various Rotary projects including Services to People with Disabilities, Polio Plus (the worldwide eradication of Polio) and the International Project in Lesotho.

Be there!

How Judging Works:

  • The winner of the $10,000 grand prize for Best Food Truck Cuisine, the $5,000 Runner Up and $2,000 Third Place truck will be decided by a panel of 12 roving anonymous judges and five local celebrity judges.
  • The celebrity judges will base their scores on a combination of factors including: Flavor/Taste, Presentation/Visual Appeal and Creativity/Originality.
  • The 12 anonymous judges will provide scores for Best Truck/Cart Design, Best Customer Service/Friendliness/Hospitatlity and Best Menu Variety/Value/Originality that will be added to the food judges’ scores of taste, presentation and creativity to determine the first through third place winners.
  • A “People’s Choice” award winner will also be determined by attendee votes the day of the competition. Attendees will be limited to one vote per mobile device for their favorite food truck.

6 thoughts on “Food Truck Vendors

  1. Pingback: Competition to Bring Food Truck Craze to Springfield | Springfield Food Trucks

    • Georgette, we need to get you up to Columbus sometime!

      I am the cofounder of Kinetic and what you said makes me SO excited. There is another big food truck festival in Columbus on the same day as this event so we will try to be at both places if we can OR we will just have to get you up to Columbus at some other point in the summer!

      Hoping to see you soon,
      Andrew

  2. We had a fabulous time! I hope this becomes a yearly (if not more often) event. We loved the variety of vendors and the foods they brought. Excellent way to showcase great local food and businesses. Suggestion: Maybe next year invite the craft brew folks too?

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