Trackside Team Eager for 2nd Chance at Success for Food Truck Festival
After being forced to cancel this summer due to rain, the Wilton Food Truck Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Miller/Driscoll school complex (217 Wolfpit Rd.). The Festival is being organized by Wilton’s Trackside Teen Center, with all proceeds going to support the organization and the facility where Wilton teens are able to gather and socialize in a safe, alcohol- and drug free location.
“We are really hoping for good weather on the 28th after such a huge disappointment in August. We hope to have the same momentum and excitement that we had this summer as it means so much to our success,” says Mark Ketley, executive director of Trackside. “We have put together a great day.”
Nearly 20 food trucks are lined up for the event that will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Ketley has secured a wide variety of cuisines to please every palate, from American classics like hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue to pierogis, falafel, southern fare and lobster rolls. Other mobile kitchens on hand will offer rice and beans, Asian delicacies, Greek sampling, Mediterranean, exotic grilled cheese, cheese steak sandwiches and much more.
The full lineup of trucks is: Kona Ice, Bumskis, Greek Style Grill, Rice and Beans, Wilton Deli, SWAT, Pirogues on Wheels, Hapa Food Truck, Bubble and Brew, Szabo seafood, The Melt Mobile, Mamoun’s Food Cart, Taste of Grill, Carmela’s Italian Kitchen, DrewbaQ, Fork in the Road, and M&M Steaks.
In addition, over 15 vendors will be selling their crafts and specialty items including cookies, fine foods, dog treats, apparel, jewelry and more. Vendors attending are The Painted Cookie, Molly and Murphy Dog Treats, Beardsley Fine Framing, Crystal Jewelry, Name It Creations, Little Red Pennies Jewelry, Confidently Posh Skin Care, Signature Style, Tammy Crafty Designs, TeachArt2Me, Custom Built Inc., Sharp Ideas, Person-to-Person Food Pantry on Wheels, and Chile King.
Music coordinator Joni Wallace has scheduled live musical performances all day on a festival stage. Opening at 11:30 a.m., The Defibrillators take the stage followed by Kelley Addison and Dave Sonatore. At 1 p.m. the Paul Green Rock Academy will perform. From 2-2:30 p.m. Matt Greene will entertain the crowd. Then, at 2:30 p.m., Wallace’s own band, Joni & The Keepers, will bring their energy to the stage, and the show will close with Captain Obvious at 4 p.m..
There will be family friendly entertainment as well, including Super Heroes and favorite characters in attendance. Kids will get a chance to meet some of their famous friends throughout the day: Super Ninja Turtle Raphael will appear from 12-1 p.m.; Elmo from Sesame Street will be on hand from 1-2 p.m.; Spiderman will swoop in from 2-3 p.m.; and Darth Vader will appear from 3-4 p.m..
Admission is $10 per car. For more information call 203.834.2888.