I have an obsession with street food. I love the social atomsphere of gathering around a food stand or a food truck, just hanging out outdoors and chatting with friends (and sometimes strangers!) as we wait for ours to appear in the window.
This is quick, convenient, communal food. And I think a community’s street food reveals a lot about its culture.
When I travel, I always look for the spots where food trucks gather. I seek out the markets and beachside kiosks where I can score fresh food without a lot of fuss.
My hometown, Fargo, has a lot of food trucks. You’ll find them serving office workers on their lunch breaks and set up on busy side streets and taproom parking lots. But they don’t really gather in one place.
Except at the Fargo Food Truck Festival. From August 18th-20th, you’ll find 20 food trucks (including some from outside the Fargo-Moorhead area that you might not see in town at any other time of the year) at the North Dakota Horse Park.
Here’s the current 2017 Fargo Food Truck Festival line-up so you can start planning. More may be added as the event draws closer, so check back!
Jumbo’s Sloppy Joes
Texas Q BBQ
The Dog Father
J & L Concession
Sweet Dreams Mini Doughnuts
Lupe’s Tasty Tacos
Big J’s Smokehouse
Hogs Breath BBQ
Hot Dog Peddler
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
So come hungry! The event runs from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. There are kids activities every day (games, a pop-up arcade) and a Pink it Forward bean bag tournament and American Crew pop up barber shop Sunday. I’m especially excited about Saturday’s Bloody Mary Competition featuring vodka from Fargo’s craft distillery, Proof Distillers and free admission for lunch on Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
If you want to check it out for free any day of the festival, enter to win a 4 pack of Fargo Food Truck Festival passes and 6 North Dakota Beer Buttons! To win, just enter using the widget below, or comment on this post. You can also spread the word about this post on your favorite social media platforms as often as once a day to increase your entries. (My contacts are listed at the bottom of this post.)
What about you?
What’s your favorite street food?
Which trucks on this list do you like? Which ones do you want to try?
Where’s the best place to find street food in your neighborhood?
The Fargo Food Truck Festival
5180 19th Avenue N.
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