A message to our fellow Food Truck Fest Enthusiasts, 


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. 


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 (Free Entry for All Ages)

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,

“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 columbusfoodtruckfest.com/volunteer-sign-up/

“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.


Photo Credit Cori Erin
Columbus Food Truck Festival

Photo Credit Cori Erin