The Midwest’s Premiere Food Truck Festival is Back
Friday, Aug 16th and Saturday, Aug 17th 2019

Columbus, OH-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

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“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.

Thanks to The Daily Meal for naming The Columbus Food Truck Festival as one of the Best and Largest Food Truck Rally’s in America. Click here to see the slideshow.

Big thanks to Columbus Underground for naming The Columbus Food Truck Festival the number one food event in Columbus! We’re honored, and hope you’re excited for this year’s event coming up August 12-13!  Best Culinary Events in Columbus

Thanks Vacation Idea Magazine for naming The Columbus Food Truck Festival one of the 10 Best Food Truck Festivals in the United States!! We’re very honored not only for ourselves but Columbus. Bringing tourism into our great city was always part of our plan and it looks like it’s starting to happen!

Thank you for listing Columbus Food Truck Festival 2015 in your April Issue what a great honor and what a great honor for Columbus!

Columbus Business First – Brewery District Food Truck Festival Kicking off Friday

This Week Community News – Food Truck Fest is Nov. 1 in Brewery District

Pedal Instead – 3rd Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival 2013

NBC4 – Columbus Food Truck Fest 2013 NBC4 Interview

Capital-Style – Columbus Community: Food Truck Festival

Columbus Underground – Food Truck and Cart Festival Invades Columbus Commons on Friday

Columbus Live – Staff Pick: Ohio Food Truck and Cart Fest

The Columbus Dispatch – Food trucks and carts draw crowds to Columbus Commons

The CW Columbus – Street Team: Columbus Food Truck & Cart Fest

The Breakfast Grub Guy – Festival Review: Columbus Food Truck & Cart Fest

Local Matters – Columbus Food Truck Fest for Local Foods Week

Columbus Live – Preview: Columbus Food Truck & Cart Fest

Easy Travel Mom – Food From a Truck

Ruth E. Hendricks Photography – 3 Year Blogoversary- Food Truck and Cart Fest, Columbus Ohio

614 Columbus – Truckin’

ABC 6 On Your Side – Good Day Columbus

This Week News

Biz Journals – Columbus 

2018 CFTF Commercial


The 7th annual Columbus Food Truck Festival; we were welcomed to our new home on The Scioto Mile, by a diverse and happy group of thousands of hungry people ! We call those people COLUMBUS! We were taken aback by the amount of positive energy and love that was felt throughout the weekend…and full bellies!

We exceeded expectations, and also learned a great deal.  We look forward to growing with you and getting better! This event could not happen without the 54 amazing food vendors, 16 bands, sponsors, non-profit partners and of course, YOU!

Click Here for 2017 Food Vendor Line Up