Elmwood Park Hosts 1st Annual Food Truck & Music Festival

by Erika Tulfo
Elmwood Park Food Truck and Music Festival

Though the last month of summer is already underway, there is no shortage of summer festivals to attend in New Jersey. If you’re looking for a way to kick off your August with some family-friendly fun, clear your calendar for the Elmwood Park 1st Annual Food Truck and Music Festival on Aug. 6. The event, organized by Councilwoman Tanisha Dennis and Just Jersey Fest, will be held as a benefit for the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Park. From what to bring and what to expect, we’ve compiled everything that you need to know if you plan on attending the festival.

What you Need to Know About the Elmwood Park Food Truck & Music Festival

On Saturday, Aug. 6, Elmwood Park’s inaugural Food Truck & Music Festival will be held at Borough Field, 500 Mola Boulevard. The event will run for a total of eight hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is priced at $5 per person but is free for children under 5 years of age.

What Should I Bring to the Elmwood Park Food Truck & Music Festival?

The event organizers request that attendees bring non-perishable goods— either boxed or canned foods— to support the food pantry. It is also advised to bring your own chairs and blankets for a spot to sit down and fully enjoy the festival food and live entertainment.

What Should I Expect at the Elmwood Park Food Truck & Music Festival?

If you’re attending with children, you don’t need to worry about keeping them entertained on your own. Among the list of kid-friendly activities provided by the festival are pony rides, face painting, sand art, a bounce house and a petting zoo. For older children and teens, more adrenaline-pumping activities will be present, including knockerball and axe-throwing. From animals to arts and crafts, there is never a dull moment and plenty of ways to keep the whole family happy.

The festival promises to be fun for grown-ups as well. Adult attendees can expect to enjoy beer, margaritas and sangria alongside the gourmet food trucks and live music.

Which Food Trucks Will be in Attendance?

So far, the event page names 15 gourmet food trucks that will be joining the festival. The list is rife with varying cuisines and your essential summer snacks— from grilled cheese to Argentinian barbecue. Check out a few of the currently confirmed trucks below for a taste of what to expect!

Angry Archie’s

Angry Archie’s is a Jersey City-based food truck known for its signature jumbo lump crab cakes and is one of the trucks that will be in attendance. This traveling gourmet truck has a slew of awards under its belt, establishing itself as one of the fastest-growing NJ food trucks and a must-try at the festival.

Chick Wings & Things

Have a craving for wings? Chick Wings & Things has you covered! This unique gourmet experience serves mouth-watering wing sauces along their signature menu items, with flavors that range from garlic parmesan to teriyaki.

Cold Stone Creamery Caterers

If you’re looking for a classic way to beat the summer heat, you can’t go wrong with ice cream. Luckily, Cold Stone Creamery’s Ultimate Ice Cream Experience will help you ward off, or at least take the edge off the scorching August sun. Their mobile trailer promises the same quality Coldstone Creamery experience with ice cream made on the day of the event and virtually every topping imaginable!

Hold My Knots

Hold My Knots— home of the original Garlic Knot Slider— will also be present at the Elmwood Park Food Truck & Music Festival. With their menu’s vast list of filling options, you can mix and match to create the slider you crave. If variety is what you are looking for, this is the truck for you! 

Will you be attending this food-filled summer event? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author/s

Erika is an Editorial Assistant Intern at The Digest and a Journalism and Fashion Studies student at Fordham University. She proudly comes from a family of journalists and, as such, insists that newswriting is in her blood. Also an art history enthusiast, Erika enjoys frequenting museums in the rare instances she isn't writing. Originally hailing from the Philippines, this new Edgewater resident looks forward to experiencing all New Jersey has to offer and sharing her discoveries with The Digest.

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