The Fargo Food Truck Festival

Food trucks are fabulous.

You can get fresh, made-to-order food fast. Chefs can show off their newest creations, without having to wait for people to stumble upon a brick and mortar restaurant. And food trucks turn heads. The buzz — and long line of customers– that a truck generates in a neighborhood on a sunny summer day adds to the experience.

But what do you do it you can’t make it to the truck? Head to the first annual Fargo Food Truck Festival, of course!

Jot September 20th into your calendar and arrange a designated driver now — this is going to be a brilliant opportunity to have a couple beers and try food from the trucks you haven’t made it to yet.

“This food event isn’t just Fargo’s”, said organizer Mike Schmitz. “It’s an opportunity to sample some of the best food on wheels this state and region have to offer.”

The Italian Beef Sandwich from Verdi’s Italian Market

Local favorites Chef Mobile and Verdi’s Italian Market will be among the Fargo trucks at the event, which will be held at Fargo’s North Dakota Horse Park.

And I’m excited to check out Brothers Smoked BBQ from Mandan and Frackin’ Hungry Mobile Food Truck and Catering from Bismarck, since my travels haven’t taken me to the Bis-Man metro lately.

Admission and parking are free and it’s an all-ages event.

There’ll be shopping from local artists and craft vendors, ice cold adult beverages from Dempsey’s Public House, bouncy games for the kids and activities for everybody. If live music is your thing, Jenny & The Benettones take the stage at 7 p.m.

Chef Mobile Fargo Food Truck

Mike and the gang are excited about the event and are looking forward to a diverse crowd, since the festival appeals to foodies, families, students and NDSU fans who will be arriving from across the region to watch the Bison take on Delaware State.

“We’re calling it our pre-tailgate party,” said Mike. “It’s family friendly and and we want everyone who’s in town for the game to start the weekend off right and come party with us.”

If you’re a crafter or a food truck and you want to participate, drop Mike line on the festival’s Facebook Page.

And check back in September to win a chance to budge in line all day long — and still be socially acceptable.


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