NJ Food Truck Festivals Perfect for the Summer (2024 List)

by Peter Candia

Food truck festivals are the perfect opportunity to try a variety of different foods in one setting. With the growing popularity of food trucks, we see the likes of tacos, arepas, breakfast sandwiches, barbecue and so much more across the Garden State. This summer, there are plenty of food truck festivals for you to spend a day at. Here are some of the best NJ food truck festivals happening this summer.

Food Truck Festivals in NJ 

Franklinville Food Truck Festival

Pinnacle Paintball Park, 750 Delsea Drive, Malaga, NJ

June 22 (Rain date, June 29)

This fest teams up with Pinnacle Paintball to bring a food truck festival like none other on this list. Expect plenty of food options, a live DJ, paintball and kid-friendly activities to boot. This is not an event to miss. The festival runs from 12-7 p.m. with an admission fee of just $10 and free for children under seven!

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Taco Palooza

Hilltop Field, 32 Lakeside Blvd, Hopatcong, NJ

Washington Lake Park, 626 Hurfville Cross-Keys Road, Sewell, NJ

June 22

Hold on to your Sombreros and shake your Maracas! Taco Palooza is coming to Hopatcong on June 22 and Sewell on July 13! Enjoy tacos, beer, sangria, margaritas, live music, and more. Support Hopatcong Little League & PBA 149. Pre-purchase tickets for $5 or pay $7 at the event. Kids under five are free. Bring non-perishable food for the local pantry. Come hungry and thirsty!

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Galloway Summer Kick-Off

300 E Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway, NJ

June 22

Get ready for summer fun at the Galloway Township Summer Kickoff Food Truck Festival! On June 22, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy tasty food, live music by The Whitewalls, and kids’ activities. Don’t miss it!

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Wild Fest

211 Sidney Road Franklin Township, NJ

June 23

Wild Fest is coming on June 23, 2024, from 12-6 p.m. at the Clinton Elks Lodge in Pittstown, NJ! Enjoy delicious food from top food trucks like as’ Pierogi & Kielbasa, Cubano Corn, and Ms. Fu’s Yummy Food Truck. The event will also feature live music, and family-friendly activities, all while supporting Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. 

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Red White and Blue Food Truck & Music Fest

Teaneck National Guard, 1799 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ

June 29

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue! Experience the fun on June 29, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Teaneck Armory for Bergen County’s best Food Truck Festival. Enjoy 17 gourmet food trucks, live music, beer, sangria, margaritas, kids’ activities, and more. Admission is $5, kids under five are free. Bring non-perishable food items for the pantry!

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School’s Out Food Truck Festival

Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ

June 29

nj food truck festival flyerCelebrate summer at Laurita’s School’s Out/Teacher Appreciation Food Truck Fest on June 29 and 30! Enjoy gourmet food trucks, Laurita wines, vineyard tours, and more. Free admission for all school employees! Register online and show your school ID at the gate. Teachers, principals, custodians, aids, cafeteria workers—any school employee—completely free!

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Pequannock Parks and Rec Food Truck Festival

PV Park, 45 Marvin Rd, Pompton Plains, NJ

July 13

Come to this Food Truck Festival, rain or shine! Enjoy delicious food, music, and fun at PV Park. Members enter free; non-members pay $8 per person for the festival and beach access. Don’t miss out on a fantastic day! The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Orange Food Truck and Jazz Festival0

Center Street and South Harrison Street, Orange, NJ

July 20

Get ready for some good food and tunes at Monte Irvin Orange Park for the City of Orange Food Truck and Jazz Festival on July 20 from noon to 9 PM. Indulge in delicious food trucks and enjoy live jazz music all day. Bring your family and friends for a perfect day of community, food, and music! This event is completely free!

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Cherry Hill Food Truck Festival

Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 

August 3

Attend the Fifth Annual Food Truck Festival at Cherry Hill Mall, benefiting children with autism from noon to 6 p.m.. Enjoy music, carnival games, face painting, vendors, raffle prizes, and global cuisine. Bring your chairs and relax while supporting a great cause. Admission is free!

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Chester Food Truck & Music Festival

Municipal Field, 134 Main Street, Chester, NJ 

August 14

Celebrate summer with Chester Borough’s Food Truck Festival! Enjoy 20 gourmet food trucks like Angry Archies, Chick Wings & Things, Cherries on Top, El Lechon De Negron, G’Day Gourmet, and more. Live music, a beer and sangria garden, kids’ activities, and vendors await. Admission $5; kids under five are free.

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About the Author/s

Peter Candia is the Food + Drink Editor at New Jersey Digest. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Peter found a passion for writing midway through school and never looked back. He is a former line cook, server and bartender at top-rated restaurants in the tri-state area. In addition to food, Peter enjoys politics, music, sports and anything New Jersey.

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