The biggest event coming up is the Food Truck and Food Cart Festival to be held at Columbus Commons on Friday August 26th from 4-10pm. More details are on their facebook page and on Columbus Underground. We’re excited about some of the new carts and trucks that will be debuting at that event.
Also that same weekend is Urban Scrawl 5 in Franklinton at 400 W. Rich Street (Saturday and Sunday) and you will find plenty of street food options there too. It’s a great opportunity to check out 400 W. Rich Street which is a fantastic new arts space in Columbus.
Upper Arlington has their 45th annual Labor Day Arts festival on September 5th from 10am-5pm at Northam Park. This year they are doing all food carts and trucks for their refreshment area. Come for the CART! Stay for the ART! Food vendors lined up so far include Leslie’s Creperie, Mojo Tago, The Cook Shack, MunchBox, Yerba Buena Latin Grill and Short North Bagel Deli.
Franklin Park Conservatory are organizing a series of Food Truck Sundays as part of their Hungry Planet: Local Food Global View exhibition. These run from August 21st to October 9th from 1-4pm and feature trucks that include local ingredients as part of their menus such as: Veggielicious, The Cheesy Truck, the Local Munch Box, Earth’s Crust Pizza & the Krazy Monkey Juice Bar.
There are two more Screen on the Green‘s at Goodale Park this summer – the next one is Friday August 19th showing Rear Window and two more Goodale Park Music Series shows (August 14th and 21st) and you will find some food carts at all of those events.
We’ve also heard that there will be some food carts at Jazz on Jefferson, a lunchtime jazz concert by the Jazz Arts Group on Friday August 19th 11.30-1pm
September 10th is the Megacity music marathon at Woodland’s Tavern sponsored by PBR and from noon-2am as well as plenty of music (36 bands on 3 stages) and beer you’ll also find some of the city’s taco trucks (tickets here)
September 17th is Independent’s Day downtown from Noon to Midnight at Gay Street and Pearl Alley. Independents’ Day celebrates independent art, music and entrepreneurship in the heart of Columbus.
Sunday, October 2nd is a Food Cart Rally (4-8 pm) as part of Local Foods Week.
A collaboration with the Small Business Beanstalk with music, drinks and amazing food from food carts celebrating local ingredients! The trucks have been challenged to serve a dish with purely local ingredients- come see their creative inventions.
The $5 ticket includes drink ticket and they’ll be pouring local beer all night! Tickets are available here.
All proceeds will be going to further Local Matters vision– so grab a bite, a beer and do some good!
More information on Local Foods Week events is here.
You can also find food trucks and carts at some of the farmers markets (including Market at 15th & High and Pearl Alley Market) and at Columbus Commons on Wednesday lunchtimes for their lunch on the lawn.
We have a mobile food twitter list to help you follow who’s where when.
If you know of other events around town that will include food carts or trucks please post them in the comments section.