The Ohio Historical Society had a rebrand this summer to The Ohio History Connection, but the change in name has not meant a change in a food truck appreciation and focus. Some of the earliest food truck events in Columbus were held at their address on 17th Ave. and this summer that tradition continues.
A parking fee of $6 gets everyone you can fit in your vehicle into the event. Once there, guests have full access to all of the museum exhibits at no charge as well as kid friendly games and activities including a bounce house. Or you can meander among the craft vendors between meals while listening to bands throughout the day.
Bands playing at the event include:
Three Ton Toad
The mobile food line up has plenty of dessert options including Culvers, Jeni’s, Sweet! Mobile Cupcakery , Go Cupcake and Funnel Cake Station.
Food options include Pitabilities, Flattop Pizza, Tatoheads and more.
For more information and updates check this link -> 2014 Ohio Family Food Truck Festival
This year the Columbus Food Truck and Cart Festival is bigger and better than ever. For the first time the festival spans two days — August 16th and 17th.
There will be 43 food trucks and carts as well as local bands, crafts and local businesses and non-profits and of course — beer! There will be lines at peak hours for the popular trucks, but there’s plenty of space to relax, find a space on the grass and enjoy your food and some local music.
The festival is Friday and Saturday at the Columbus Commons from noon – 10 pm. There’s a parking garage underneath the Commons and plenty of parking in the surrounding area.
The Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, Columbus, OH
The festival offers over 43 of central Ohio’s best food trucks and carts, over 30 arts and crafts vendors, Live Music all day both days, onsite beer sales, games for kids and families, and raffle prizes with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Free admission for everyone and all ages welcome.
There are all kinds of foods to choose from. Some of our picks are: That Food Truck, Sweet Carrot, Los Potosinos, The Coop, Sublime Smoke, Paddy Wagon, Red Snapper and Dave’s Jamaican food. We’re looking forward to trying some of the newer and out of town trucks like Not Guilty from Athens Ohio. Here’s the map to help you find your way around.
More details at the Food Fort website.
The boys from That Food Truck are teaming up with some of their mobile food friends to do an all out event at their nightly spot at Gay Street and Grant Avenue (new the Grass Skirt and soon to open Hills Market Downtown). The All-Star line up includes: Blu Olive, OH! Burgers, Sophie’s Pierogi, Flat Top Pizza Co, That Food Truck and more to be announced.
That Food Pod will run from 5 to 10 pm. In a nod to all hallows eve there will be trick or treating (or trucking) from truck to truck throughout the night.
Looking at the above, it reads like a typical Food Truck event with a few twists but this one has a special mission. Fellow Food Forter and Mobile food pal Per Zoot has hit a patch of operational bad luck. The Per Zoot truck is out of service due to multiple mechanical issues. If a truck can not move, it can’t serve to earn money, so owner Matt Swint is pursuing other projects in the meantime. His friends wanted to help him out to help save the “the short bus” so that Matt can get Per Zoot back in shape for special events and some weekend work. Tips from each mobile vendor at the PerZootaThon will go to the Save The Short Bus Fund.
In case you missed the Food Truck and Cart Fest at Columbus Commons on the 27th, don’t despair, you live in Columbus, so chances of a conglomeration of local, mobile vendors coming to a parking lot near you is always good. In case you are concerned about “yet another food truck event” have no fear, Zauber Brewing is here offering six vendors taking a new twist on an American classic – the hamburger.
The trash talking among the competitors for the burger competition has been intense so keep at eye out on Twitter as the intensity of burger barbs increases. The best one to track for the trash talk is @Street_Thyme or the hashtag #Burgerwars.
And since man (or woman) can not live by burger alone, The Cake Chick with be there with Cake Pops and Tatoheads will be on site to add the extra carbohydrates via potatoes in many forms.
The celebrity panel of judges for the best burger competition includes: Monica Day – NBC 4, Shelley Mann – editor of Crave Magazine, Chef David Maclennan, Danielle Elias – WBNS 10TV and reformed food trucker, Rick Harrison Wolfe now from The Wolfe Group.
The crowd will be able to vote for the most creative burger at Burger Wars.
If you enjoyed the food truck festival at Columbus Commons in July, you’ve got another opportunity to try new trucks and find your favorites. Free Admission, access to over 30 of central Ohio’s best food trucks and carts, and over 20 Arts & Crafts vendors. A portion of the proceeds benefit Music Loves Ohio and live music will be provided by Sound Playground and Travelers by Dawn. You can also buy beer and enjoy games for kids and families.