Evansville Food Truck Festival

Evansville Food Truck Festival

The inaugural outdoor “Evansville Food Truck Festival” is coming to the Eastland Mall on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 12pm-6pm. Indulge in the area’s top food trucks and experience a range of culinary tastes from American comfort to seafood, barbecue, desserts and more. Cast your vote for your favorite food truck and help determine who will be crowned the first-ever “People’s Choice Champion”. Enjoy all-day live music, a kid’s zone, beer pouring with VIP enclosed stage area and much more fun for the entire family!

BUY TICKETS 

For EVENT TICKET OPTIONS continue to scroll down this article.  Vendor and Sponsor details are also located further down.

SUSAN G KOMEN has been selected as our charity this year! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Evansville Komen’s mission, which is to help save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

The festival will include about 20 food trucks from the Greater Evansville area and Midwest Region, a selection of craft beer, live music and an awards ceremony. Trucks will be set up in oval shape with a covered stage, VIP tented front stage area and beer pouring area. Small vendor carts and “start-up” vendors lined up in the center. A limited number of tables and chairs will be set up between the stage. Celebrity judges table with trophies display in front of stage. Event held rain or shine.

PARTICIPATING TRUCKS & FOOD VENDORS

Flying Pig’s BarbecuePapa T’s Tamales, Rivercity DawgsRockin Taco, Get In Your Belly Deli, Fresh. by Genes, The Twisted Toaster: Concessions & CateringThe Camo Grill, LLCChino Taco, Bruce Li, Winner’s Circle Revived, The Big Cheeze, Curbside Kitchenette, The Mercy Seat, TBJ’s Stroke of SoulJeanne’s Gelato & MoreTwisted FrySkippers Island Oasis, Lollys Pop Bar, and Kentucky KettleHeadz!  Check back soon as we expect to exceed 20 Food Trucks this year!

MUSICAL FESTIVAL 

Vesper Days, A Touch of Grey, Brad Lemmons, Cold Stares, and Calabash.

KID’S ZONE 

This year’s kids zone will offer several bouncy houses provided by Bounce About Funhouse, the Feller Express Trackless Train to tour the festival grounds with complimentary shuttle golf cart transportation for attendees parking and exiting provided by Feller Limousine.  We’ve also added face painting and the Evansville Girl Scouts Organization is providing a free craft area!  This year’s kid’s zone is sponsored by Shoe Carnival.

JUDGES (2:30-4:00PM)

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, City-County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave, City Council Member Missy Mosby, Evansville Restaurant Week Partner – Brian Buxton, Restaurant Owner/Chef Tim Mills, Restaurant Owner Amy Word-Smith, Fox 44 News Gretchin Irons, WEHT 25 News Ange Humphrey, and future food truck owner and foodie, Bobbette Riales.

MEDIA LEVEL
TRU Event Rental Inc

STAGE SPONSOR

Engler Enterprises, LLC

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Feller Limousine, Feller Express Trackless Train, Bounce About Funhouse, Shoe Carnival

BEER SPONSOR (Exclusive)
Carson’s Brewery

SILVER SPONSORS
AVL Event Services LLPSimplexGrinnell, Creation Gardens – What Chefs Want!, Tri-State Wood Floor Refinishing, Signs Now, and Berry Plastics Corporation.

COMMUNITY PARTNER
Holly’s House

Sponsorships are still available. Click here for details.

GENERAL VENDORS 

Innovative Staff Solutions, LulaRue Elizabeth, Nerium, LulaRue Maria Watson, LulaRue Lisa Patrick Maglinger, LulaRoe Calah Carlock, LulaRue Rachel Cogburn, Vectren – CLEAResult, Pampered Chef, Burnie’s Benefiting Beads, MUE Makeup Eraser, Legging Army, ERA, Sprint, Cigar Cigar, Damsel in Defense, Prüvit  – Ryan Craddock, Young & Established, Sprint by Wireless Express, Plexus Worldwide, and more to be added!


TICKET OPTIONS
 
(Must be purchased online and in advance to receive the event perks listed below.)


1. General admission – $5 + online fees ($7 at gate with 10 and under free)

  • General admission ($7 value)
  • Passport event map
  • Ala carte food sampling $3.00/ea
  • 1 vote in the “People’s Choice Champion” competition.
  • Each vote ticket will be used for door prizes from our sponsors.  Door prize drawings will follow the awards ceremony at 4:30pm. Must be present to win.

2. VIP Stage Pass – $20 online + fees [First 100 available or $25 at gate]

  • General Admission ($7 value)
  • Express Entry
  • Access to VIP Stage Area
  • Passport event map
  • Ala carte food sampling $3.00/ea
  • 1 vote in the “People’s Choice Champion” competition.
  • Each vote ticket will be used for door prizes from our sponsors.  Door prize drawings will follow the awards ceremony at 4:30pm. Must be present to win.

BUY TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evansville-food-truck-festival-tickets-33334802291

*Sales ended for the below tickets.

Sampling Pass – $25 + online fees (Limited tickets available and not available at gate!)

  • General admission ($7 value)
  • 3 food samples ($9 value)
  • Passport event map
  • Official event t-shirt[sizes S-XL] ($10 value)
  • 2 votes in the “People’s Choice Champion” competition.
  • Each vote ticket will be used for door prizes from our sponsors.  Door prize drawings will follow the awards ceremony at 4:30pm.  Must be present to win.

3. VIP Ultimate Experience and Stage Pass  – $40 + online fees  (Extremely limited and $45 at gate!)

  • Must be 21+ with valid State ID
  • General admission ($7 value)
  • Exclusive access to enclosed VIP front stage area
  • Express front gate entry
  • 5 food samples ($15 value)
  • Passport event map (limited to online purchases)
  • Official event t-shirt[sizes S-XL] ($10 value)
  • 3 votes in the “People’s Choice Champion” competition. Door prize drawings will follow the awards ceremony at 4:30pm. Must be present to win.

A limited number of tickets will be available for the Passport Sampling Pass and extremely limited for the VIP Ultimate Experience and Stage Pass.

*Food vendors will have their selected menu available, but it’s important to know that sample tickets will be valid between the hours of 12:00pm – 3:30pm with the discretion of each food vendor to accept samples after those times.  The sample sizes will vary per vendor, and will be valued equal to 100% of the $3.00 cost. To guarantee specific shirt size we recommend all tickets to be purchased online by May 15th, 2017.


Event T-shirts can be purchased in advance for $10 + online fees or $15 at event.  Sizes will run [S-XL] with an early pick up date and time for shirts and passports to be announced the week prior to event to those that live in town.  To guarantee specific shirt size we recommend all shirts be ordered online by May 15th, 2017.

Stay up with the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1305128726214825/

More details will be released soon.



FOOD TRUCK OWNERS, START UPS,GENERAL VENDORS: Click here for the updated VENDOR packet. Email inquires and interests to Trucks@EvansvilleEvents.com.

Are you looking for a vendor grant?  Please email your requests and reasoning for consideration to Trucks@EvansvilleEvents.com

TITLE, MEDIA AND PREMIUM SPONSORS: Click here for the updated SPONSOR packet. Email inquires and interests to Trucks@EvansvilleEvents.com.


VANDERBURGH COUNTY – FOOD TRUCK GUIDELINES:

CLICK HERE for a list of requirements for temporary food booths.

Evansville Food Truck Festival