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01.24.2023
Dates Announced!

01.05.2023

The 2023 Festival info will be posted soon, please check back in a week or two! 

01.20.2022

WE ARE BACK OHIO!!!!!!!

 

 

The Midwest’s Premier Food Truck Festival Returns to the Franklin County Fairgrounds for its Hilliard Edition August 19–21 for Three Days of Food, Music and Fun! 

Organizers are thrilled to add a third day to the festivities due to the high ticket demand in 2021. Admission is just $5 per person for a single day ticket or $10 per person for all three days. Tickets are now on sale at ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com.

Get Ready for Three Days of Great Food, Live Music, Cooking Demonstrations, and more at the Midwest’s Premier Food Truck Event,    The Columbus Food Truck Festival, August 19-21, 2022

 

Festival Announces participating food vendors, daily music lineups, and amazing additions including live cooking demonstrations of MOTEL FRIED CHICKEN from celebrity chef and Food Network star Chad Rosenthal.

(COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2022) — After much anticipation, the pair behind the Midwest’s premier food truck event, Chas Kaplan and Mike Gallicchio, are thrilled to announce the food vendor selections and live music performance roster for the Columbus Food Truck Festival, Aug. 19–21 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. As in year’s past, the event promises to deliver a delicious event for the region.

In addition to the food and live music, the duo has added a series of live cooking demonstrations with former buckeye and Food Network star Chad Rosenthal courtesy of the United Soybean Board (USB) as well as an autograph signing session with The Ohio State University Men’s Basketball forward Zed Key.

“Now in our 11th year, the Food Truck Festival continues to be a summer highlight for festival goers in the region, and we’re proud to continue the tradition of showcasing a diverse selection of best-in-class food trucks in such a celebratory way,” said Chas Kaplan, festival co-organizer. He continues, “We are not just a food festival– we offer a complete experience with music, unique shopping, and entertainment… literally we have something for everyone.” 

With food central to the event, vendors are carefully curated for their quality, service, and uniqueness they bring to their genre and the festival. “We always take our time selecting trucks for the festival and this year was no exception,”  said Kaplan. Vendors range from returning favorites to first time attendees. As always with the festival, there is an emphasis on offering a diverse variety of fare. “We encourage guests to expand their pallets and try something new.” The cuisine reaches all ends of the foodie spectrum and includes modern twists on traditional American classics to Hawaiian Asian Fusion, Native American street food and everything in between.

CONFIRMED FOOD TRUCKS/MOBILE FOOD VENDORS (* indicates first year at FTF)

Food Truck Cuisine/Genre Food Truck  Cuisine/Genre
Adams Eden Food Multi Genre: American, Greek Machete Taqueria Mexican (variety of dishes)
AllenMarie’s Delicious Dishes* American (wraps, sandwiches, fried mac and cheese balls) Momma Can Cook American (comfort food)
Amish Country Donuts American (huge sourdough dipped donuts) NAICCO Cuisine Native American (Native American street food)
Big Mouth Egg Rolls Vietnamese (fresh handmade egg rolls)  NeNe’s Sweets Desserts (cakes and cupcakes)
Chick Mac Truck American (mac and cheese dishes) Ono Turo Turo Hawaiian Asian Fusion (varies unique dishes)
Cousins Maine Lobster American (fresh lobster dishes) Phillip’s On Wheels American (hot dogs, sliders, sandwiches
Cupzilla Korean BBQ (Korean inspired dishes in a cup) Pizza Cottage Italian American (pizza, subs, salads)
Dave’s Caribbean Jamaican (variety of authentic dishes) Pretzelfuls American (gourmet stuffed pretzels)
El Sabor de la Vida* Latin (homemade Colombian dishes) Roadster American Lebanese Fusion (sandwiches, burgers)
Fork in Nigeria Nigerian (dishes embody traditional Nigerian flavors) S.E.A. Cuisine Southeast Asian (pho, tacos, bahn)
Fun’l Frezy American (unique made from scratch funnel cakes) Shrimp Lips Seafood Cajun/Creole (comfort food, seafood)
GESSWHO Taco Mexican (authentic Mexican) Smitty’s BBQ American (variety of BBQ, comfort foods)
Good & Tasty American (BBQ) Next page…
Gorilla Gurt Desserts (self service ice cream, froyo and sorbets) Taesty’s American (Southern-style comfort foods)
Graeter’s Ice Cream Desserts (french small batch ice creams) The Cheesecakery Desserts (fresh varieties of cheesecakes)
Havana Mia Food Truck Latin (authentic Cuban dishes) The Cheesy Weenie Hot Dog Truck American (hot dogs, chili dogs, vegan options)
Hogback BBQ Pit American (BBQ, comfort foods) The Gifted Gourmet Various (customized for each event)
Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars Desserts (artisan made ice cream bars) The Mini Donuts Factory Desserts (freshly made mini donuts in a variety of flavors)
Iriejam Island Grill Jamaican (authentic Jamaican dishes)  Tito’s Asian Kitchen Pan Asian (comfort classics)
Island Noodles Hawaiian (soba noodles, vegan options) Top Nach-O Mexican (variety of nacho combinations)
Johnson’s Real Ice Cream Desserts (family recipe ice creams made with real ingredients) Tortilla Street Food Mexican (Mexican street food)
Kabobske Mediterranean* Mediterranean/Lebanese  (fresh, healthy selections)  Yummi Kettle Corn Desserts (kettle corn)
La Orangette Beverages (fresh fruit smoothies, fresh juices) Zaki Food Inc Lebanese, Turkish, Middle Eastern Fusion (hummus, falafel, shawarma)
Iacarne* American/Italian (Chicago-style beef and sausages) Zone 5 BBQ American (BBQ, soul food, burgers)
Lyles Crepes Contemporary (variety of crepes from chicken bacon feta to lemon berry) Hai Poke Traditional Poké and Veggie Bowls

Complimenting the wonderful food are over a dozen artisans and crafters, live music, and demonstrations

New this year is a series of in-person cooking demonstrations presented by the United Soybean Board (USB) featuring celebrity chef Chad Rosental and his award-winning MOTEL FRIED CHICKEN. Rosenthal, a former OSU buckeye and restaurateur, has made numerous appearances on the Food Network including “Next Food Network Star,” “Chopped” and most recently “Beat Bobby Flay” where he ‘beat’ Bobby with his MOTEL FRIED CHICKEN

Rosenthal will be frying up this now infamous recipe with high quality, Ohio grown high oleic soybean oil. “We are excited to partner with Chad to showcase his incredible MOTEL FRIED CHICKEN made with the highest quality ingredients, grown right here in Ohio,” said John Motter, USB past chair and Ohio soybean farmer. “U.S. farmers grow heart-healthy and sustainable soybeans for consumers, and visitors to the festival will be able to taste Chef Chad’s famous chicken, which is cooked in high oleic soybean oil grown by Ohio farmers.” 

CHAD ROSENTHAL’S MOTEL FRIED CHICKEN COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS PRESENTED BY THE UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD

Date Time/s/
Saturday, Aug. 20 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

 

The Ohio State University’s Men’s Basketball player and power forward Zed Key will also make a special guest appearance complete with an autograph signing at the festival on Sunday from 1p.m-4 p.m. Festival attendees may bring items to be signed into the festival.  Maximum 2 items signed per person with paid festival admission (location TBD). In anticipation of Key’s upcoming appearance at the Food Truck Festival, Kaplan stated, “Zed Key is ready to get the Buckeyes back to The Big Dance (NCAA tournament) this upcoming season and we are excited to have Zed join us at this year’s festival! Go Buckeyes!” 

 

PERFORMANCE DAILY LINEUPS

The festival boasts two stages, a Main Stage and Acoustic Stage, stacked with live performances throughout the three day event.  

 

Festival headliners taking the Main Stage include: Willie Phoenix (Friday), Angela Perley (Saturday), and The Winnie Cooper Project (Sunday). Rounding out the Main Stage are performances by: The Infinite Flower Machine, Adam Paddock, The Deeptones, Trio Fa2, School of Rock, Blue Cats, Birdshack, Zoo Trippin, Andy Shaw Band, Jocef Michael Band, Large Mouth Bass Band, and The Big Badd.

 

For those looking for a more low-key vibe, the Acoustic Stage is packed with local and regional favorites including: Vivid Gardens, TJ Shoemaker, Eric Nassau, Joey Viola, Freer Hall, Ryan Wilkins, Mark Rhodes, Jared Denen, Jeff Myers, Johnny Moderation, Faye, Cortney Gail, Topher James, Andy Shaw, and Angela Perley.

 

The festival would be amiss if it didn’t have a special activity area for the youngest foodies in attendance. The Hilliard Historical Village located on the fairgrounds will be a respite for the kiddos with activities and a play area to burn off some energy.

Single day admission tickets are just $5 per person and can be purchased online or at the gate if available. A special weekend admission ticket, good for all three days of the festival, is $10 per person and available in advance, online only.  Both ticket types can be purchased at ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com. Children 12 years of age and younger receive complimentary admission but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Guests are strongly encouraged to get their tickets before heading to the event as this event is anticipated to sell out. 

Limited complimentary onsite parking*  is included with the admission ticket. *Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis for ticket holders. On street parking is also conveniently located around the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and Music Loves Ohio.  Both nonprofits have an established history of serving children and families in and around Central Ohio. Since the festival’s inception in 2011, organizers have donated over $75,000 to local charities from the event’s proceeds.

 

HOURS AND GENERAL INFORMATION SUMMARY 

The Columbus Food Truck Festival, Hilliard Edition runs Friday, Aug. 19 from 4 p.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21 from 12 p.m. –7 p.m. and is located at the Franklin County Fairgrounds 4100 Columbia St, Hilliard, OH 43026.

 

Admission is per person. Single day tickets are $5; $10 weekend tickets good for all three days are available in advance, online only. Children 12 years of age and younger are complementary, but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. The event is rain or shine.

 

For directions, the complete list of participating mobile food vendors, as well as the schedule of activities, and musicians, please visit ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com or the festival’s Facebook at @colsfoodtruckfest

ABOUT CHAD ROSENTHAL

Born and raised in Philly, Chad’s a nationally recognized, self-taught chef who has been in the kitchen since age five and found his calling in the world of barbecue. He’s a successful restaurateur, having opened a handful of BBQ and comfort food spots in the Philadelphia area, including his flagship – The Lucky Well.  

 

Over the past two decades, Chad has appeared on several local and national television shows, including two seasons of Food Network Star, Chopped Grill Masters, Beat Bobby Flay and Good Morning America. He’s constantly on the hunt for new flavors and inspirations and loves to combine live fire cooking with the smoke of true American BBQ and strongly believes that simple is always best!

 

His newest experience, MOTEL FRIED CHICKEN, is taking the country by storm, one chicken sandwich at a time. Look for it in a city near you soon!

ABOUT THE UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD (USB)

United Soybean Board’s 78 volunteer farmer-leaders work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers create value by investing in research, education and promotion with the vision to deliver sustainable soy solutions to every life, every day across the three priority areas of Infrastructure & Connectivity, Health & Nutrition, and Innovation & Technology. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff. For more information on the United Soybean Board, visit unitedsoybean.org.

 

ABOUT ZED KEY

Hailing from Bay Shore, New York, Zed Key is a power forward for the OSU Men’s Basketball Team. Key in his junior year, stands 6’ 8” and weighs in at 245 lbs. About his time so far at OSU, Key stated, “I have enjoyed every single moment on and off the court. My teammates are like brothers I never had– we are there for each other.”

 

ABOUT THE COLUMBUS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL  

The two-day event, named Best Foodie Event in the state by Ohio Magazine in 2017, features the best mobile food vendors from throughout the region as well as arts and crafts vendors, and dozens of bands on two stages. 

While the festival’s mission is to support food tourism in the Central Ohio area and support small business, another very essential component to the festival is to help build awareness and support local nonprofit organizations that serve the Central Ohio community.  This year, the festival’s charitable partners include Music Loves Ohio and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. “Both of these nonprofit organizations give so much to the community and we want to support their efforts,” said Kaplan.

Find them online at ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com and on Facebook at @colsfoodtruckfest

ABOUT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS AND THE FRANKLIN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

The Franklin County Fairgrounds is operated by the Franklin County Agricultural Society. The objectives of the Society are the improvement of agriculture, horticulture, better livestock, uniform domestic science and art, and the promotion of youth activities, and the general community betterment together with all other industrial, commercial, and educational interests of the County.

 

The Franklin County Fairgrounds is located at 4100 Columbus Street, Hilliard, OH 43026. For more information about the Franklin County Agricultural Society and the Franklin County Fairgrounds visit them online at fcfair.org.

 

ABOUT MUSIC LOVES OHIO

Music Loves Ohio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for Central Ohio youth to pursue their passion for music. Their  financial assistance is focused on music education classrooms (public schools, private schools, and after school programs) and providing instruments to financially underserved students in Central Ohio.

 

For more information about Music Loves Ohio, visit them online at musiclovesohio.org.

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL OHIO

For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. From its beginnings as a grassroots movement established by a partnership between volunteers and local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, the charity has served thousands of families in their deepest times of need.

 

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, visit them online at rmhc-centralohio.org.

 

ABOUT DESTINATION HILLIARD/HILLIARD OHIO

Hilliard, Ohio is a thriving community of more than 33,000 residents. Residents and corporate citizens enjoy dependable city and safety services, a highly rated public-school system, scenic parks and trails, terrific recreational programs and a variety of safe and attractive neighborhoods. Situated just west of the Scioto River along I-270, Hilliard is only a 15 to 20-minute commute to downtown Columbus. With roots that began as a village built in 1869 around the railroad station, Hilliard has grown into a city full of local pride and history.

 

For more information about Hilliard, Ohio, activities, accommodations, and attractions, please visit them online at destinationhilliard.com.

 

 

 

 

Columbus, OH—January 20, 2022 — The pair behind the Midwest’s premier food truck event, Chas Kaplan and Mike Gallicchio, are thrilled to announce the return of the Columbus Food Truck Festival, Hilliard Edition to the Franklin County Fairground August 19–21. As in years past, the event showcases the very best in the mobile food industry along with arts, crafts, and live music.

Now in its eleventh year, the festival made its debut at the Franklin County Fairgrounds last summer and organizers decided to continue the event at the fairgrounds due to the positive response. “We had an amazing turnout last year that far exceeded our expectations and our guests really liked the location; in fact, we even added a third day to the festival this year,” said Co-organizer Mike Gallicchio.

The setting of the fairgrounds allows for enhanced crowd management and safety protocols including ticketing, distancing, and accessible parking. According to Co-organizer Chas Kaplan, “The fairgrounds proved to be an excellent venue that allowed us to manage numbers with the added conveniences of parking, and a covered performance space.”

The festival showcases delicious and unique fare from 50+ gourmet food trucks from Ohio and across the Midwest. Complimenting the wonderful food, the festival boasts over two dozen artisans and crafters as well as live music throughout the weekend on two stages. The complete performance schedule will be announced at a later date.

The festival would be amiss if it didn’t have a special activity area for the youngest foodies in attendance. The Hilliard Historical Village located on the fairgrounds will be a respite for the kiddos with activities and a play area to burn off some energy.

Single day admission tickets are just $5 per person and can be purchased online or at the gate if available. A special weekend admission ticket, good for all three days of the festival, is $10 per person and available in advance, online only.  Both ticket types are now available and can be purchased at ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com. Children 12 years of age and younger receive complimentary admission, but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Guests are strongly encouraged to get their tickets before heading to the event as this event is anticipated to sell out.

Limited complimentary onsite parking*  is included with the admission ticket. *Parking is on a first come, first served basis for ticket holders. On-street parking is also conveniently located around the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and Music Loves Ohio.  Both non-profits have an established history of serving children and families in and around Central Ohio. Since the festival’s inception in 2011, organizers have donated over $75,000 to local charities from the event’s proceeds.

HOURS AND GENERAL INFORMATION SUMMARY

The Columbus Food Truck Festival, Hilliard Edition runs Friday, August 19 from 4 p.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, August 20 from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 from 12 p.m. –7 p.m. and is located at the Franklin County Fairgrounds 4100 Columbia St, Hilliard, OH 43026.

 

Admission is per person. Single day tickets are $5; $10 weekend tickets good for all three days are available in advance, online only. Children 12 years of age and younger are complementary, but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. The event is rain or shine.

For directions, the complete list of participating mobile food vendors, as well as the schedule of activities, and musicians, please visit ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com or  the festival’s Facebook at @colsfoodtruckfest.

Vendors/Entertainers/Sponsors

Those interested in becoming a vendor, artist, entertainer, or sponsor for the event should  contact Mike Gallicchio or Chas Kaplan at by clicking the link on our site that says SPONSORS.

ABOUT THE COLUMBUS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL 

The two-day event, named Best Foodie Event in the state by Ohio Magazine in 2017, features the best mobile food vendors from throughout the region as well as arts and crafts vendors, and dozens of bands on two stages.

While the festival’s mission is to support food tourism in the Central Ohio area and support small business, another very essential component to the festival is to help build awareness and support local non-profit organizations that serve the Central Ohio community.  This year, the festival’s charitable partners include Music Loves Ohio and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. “Both of these non-profit organizations give so much to the community and we want to support their efforts,” said Kaplan.

Find them online at ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com and on Facebook at @colsfoodtruckfest.

ABOUT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS AND THE FRANKLIN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

The Franklin County Fairgrounds is operated by the Franklin County Agricultural Society. The objectives of the Society are the improvement of agriculture, horticulture, better livestock, uniform domestic science and art, and the promotion of youth activities, and the general community betterment together with all other industrial, commercial, and educational interests of the County.

 

The Franklin County Fairgrounds is located at 4100 Columbus Street, Hilliard, OH 43026. For more information about the Franklin County Agricultural Society and the Franklin County Fairgrounds visit them online at fcfair.org.

 

ABOUT MUSIC LOVES OHIO

Music Loves Ohio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides opportunities for Central Ohio youth to pursue their passion for music. Their  financial assistance is focused on music education classrooms (public schools, private schools, and after school programs) and providing instruments to financially underserved students in Central Ohio.

 

For more information about Music Loves Ohio, visit them online at musiclovesohio.org.

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL OHIO

For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. From its beginnings as a grassroots movement established by a partnership between volunteers and local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, the charity has served thousands of families in their deepest times of need.

 

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, visit them online at rmhc-centralohio.org.

 

ABOUT DESTINATION HILLIARD/HILLIARD OHIO

Hilliard, Ohio is a thriving community of more than 33,000 residents. Residents and corporate citizens enjoy dependable city and safety services, a highly rated public-school system, scenic parks and trails, terrific recreational programs and a variety of safe and attractive neighborhoods. Situated just west of the Scioto River along I-270, Hilliard is only a 15 to 20-minute commute to downtown Columbus. With roots that began as a village built in 1869 around the railroad station, Hilliard has grown into a city full of local pride and history.

 

For more information about Hilliard, Ohio, activities, accommodations, and attractions, please visit them online at destinationhilliard.com.

 

05.13.2021

Plans are changing and we have exciting news to announce mid June 2021! Save the dates for this years Columbus Food Truck Festival will now be Saturday August 21st and Sunday August 22nd! We can’t wait to share the rest of the news with you soon!

01.29.2021

As we learned last year nothing is for certain and neither is 2021, BUT we are planning “as if” it’s going to happen August 21-22, 2021 with the same passion and organization as years past. It’s important for us to get the word out now for sake of vendors, staff and volunteer scheduling as planning of an operation this large of a scale takes over 7 months of planning each year. The most important reason for wanting to host this festival in 2021 (our 10th Anniversary the Redux) is for the small business owners the  vendors, with over 70 food trucks and 30 crafters and 20 Bands from all over the state and country. Each come to our festival and our city with hopes to share their TLC through their product. The pocket books of these small business owners have been hit harder than any other industry as the entertainment industry has been almost completely shut down since March 2020. We want to host a successful event for all of them and, of course, for the people of Ohio and Columbus. We know the struggles every single person has gone through and WE WANT TO DO THIS FOR YOU! You need sunshine, fun, food, family, music and and an all around good time to lift spirits! I personally want to experience that as well! When the Columbus Food Truck Festival returns we will do just that for you!

We plan to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Redux with the same gusto and passion that we have shown you for the last 11 years and we are positive the Food Trucks, Crafters and Bands will do exactly the same! 

Guests should expect the festival to be as safe as safe can be especially if we are still living within a pandemic by August 2021.  The Columbus Food Truck Festival and all vendors will be following all CDC, Ohio Public Health and Columbus Public Health Guidelines put forth to us (as an outdoor festival) to follow. The Columbus Food Truck Festivals takes over 7 months of planning to achieve the beautiful, fun and safe event environment that it has always been and which we pride ourselves on.  That is the reason we are launching the Save The Date now in order to get the ball rolling and to learn about every single step and precaution that needs to be taken in order to have the most safe and comfortable festival that our attendees deserve! Please keep an eye on on this website and all our social media outlets over the coming months and prior to the festival  with what to expect in regards to everything and of course how we intend on hosting a safe environment for all. 

 

06.15.2020

We’ve anguished the last few months over our decision regarding The Columbus Food Truck Fest this summer. We wanted to make the best decision for the people of Central Ohio and all the small business owners that participate. So it is with a heavy heart that we announce that there will be no Columbus Food truck Festival this August due to Covid-19. We could not guarantee the Festival would be up to the standards that we take pride in delivering. We did not want patrons or purveyors to have to make difficult decisions about their health or the health of their family.

We take great pride that all of you have responded so well to the 9 prior years of The Columbus Food Truck Festival. We do not take lightly the trust you put in us as we try to deliver the best food truck festival experience. We will miss your smiling faces. We will miss friends and families getting together and eating some of the best mobile food Ohio and the Midwest have to offer.

We remind you all during these difficult times to please support your Local Food Trucks and Local Craft vendors. We are all in this together and we will all get through this together.

We look forward to producing The Columbus Food Truck Festival in 2021 so please look for our 2021 date announcements coming this fall and we look forward to seeing all your smiling faces once again.

Sincerely and with Love,
The entire Columbus Food Truck Festival Family

A Message Regarding Columbus Food Truck Festival.

03.19.2020

We wanted to provide an update to our community and partners regarding our plans in light of coronavirus/COVID-19.

Our first priority has always been and will continue to be the safety and well-being of our Festival-goers, Vendors, Artists, and Partners.

Based on the latest information and the considerable amount of time to assess and respond to developments between now and August, we are planning to proceed with Columbus Food Truck Festival as planned.

We are continually monitoring this current situation and are closely following developments and updated information from Governor DeWineʼs Office, the Ohio Department of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As the current situation further develops we will make adjustments accordingly. To put your mind at ease, in the event that the event is cancelled we will refund ticket buyers, vendors, and artisans. Please follow our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Thank you for your support and we are all hoping to get back to normal as soon as possible and have a fun and fabulous summer events season.

The 9th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival on the Scioto Mile & Bicentennial Park

Friday August 16th Saturday August 17th 11 am – 11 pm

COLUMBUS, OHIO– The much anticipated summer foodie event, the Columbus Food Truck Festival, is back for year 9 and is serving up delicious fun for all ages on the Scioto Mile. According to festival organizers Mike Gallicchio and Chas Kaplan,

08.13.2021

FESTIVAL MAP  2021 – The 2022 Festival map will be posted early August 2022

**Click on the Map to enlarge

07.26.2021

EVENT LINEUPS
Event lineups are now set for our food trucks, crafters, artists, retailers, and live music.  Please use the links below to view the 2021 lineups!

2021 Band Lineup

Food Truck Lineup

2021 Craft and Retail Lineup

06.21.2021

HOTELS
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AVID Hotel 3900 Lyman Dr, Hilliard, OH 43026 (Less than 1/2 a mile from the festival)

“The move to the Scioto Mile in enabled us to enhance the layout of the festival. The feedback received from both guests and vendors validated our decision. People loved the move and we are happy to be back!”

As in the previous year, the festival will literally take-over the river banks encompassing Bicentennial Park, the Rich Street Bridge, Washington Boulevard and Park as well as Genoa Park that sits directly behind COSI. In addition, the festival will once again be partnering with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Great Duck Race charitable event.

We are also thrilled to have another charitable partnership with Music Loves Ohio: Music Loves Ohio is a wonderful local nonprofit that helps young, aspiring Columbus musicians in all sorts of amazing ways. They’ve given out free instruments, they’ve paid for summer music camps and they’ve sent talented young high school students to Berkeley for training. They are awesome people with the goal of making music attainable and affordable for all Columbus kids.

The two-day event, named Best Foodie Event in the state by Ohio Magazine 2017, will feature over 60 of the best food mobile food vendors from throughout the region, arts and crafts vendors, family activities and dozens of bands on two stages. There will also be a children’s midway on Saturday in conjunction with the Great Duck Race.

Hours and Cost:
– Free to attend – all ages
– Kids fun day is 11am-6pm Saturday
– Hours of Operation 11am – 11pm August 16-17, 2019

Want to volunteer – Visit https://columbusfoodtruckfest.com/

“Our mission is to facilitate food tourism and create more vibrancy for our great city” We are very excited about new location move and look forward to bringing the ultimate foodie experience to the Scioto Mile and Bicentennial Park” says Mike Gallicchio & Chas Kaplan.

This past festival we partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbus Duck Race – Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help raise money while working with an exceptional and caring group of volunteers!

Today we donated $2,222.50 for volunteers worked and added that to 8400 total ducks sold at $5 each bringing the amount raised by our partnership to roughly $55,000!!!!! This partnership will continue for years to come and hopefully we will be able to raise more every festival!

We could not be more proud of everyone that volunteered, worked, served food, played music or just hung out at this years event, you should also be very proud! We couldn’t do this without you, THANK YOU!

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