June 14, 2016 - 8:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - Food trucks from around the province will be in Kamloops this weekend for the city's first food truck festival.
Trucks from as far as 70 Mile House and Revelstoke will spend the evening of Friday, June 17 in a field near the airport. While the Kamloops Food Truck Festival is based around the food trucks, the event will also include live music and activities for children, organizer Ashley Sudds says.
“We’re planning for a thousand people,” she says. “That’s how many have clicked like on Facebook.”
Trucks will be selling dinner items, desserts and drinks, but no alcohol. Sudds says there’s a wide variety of foods styles arriving, from cook shack to smoothies to Italian.
“We have about 12 trucks coming,” she says. “If it’s nice out bring a blanket for a picnic.”
Parking and attendance is free, though donations will be collected for the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association. Organizers have received equipment donations as well, including porta-potties and generators. The food trucks may pitch in some of there earnings.
“I just left it up to each food truck,” Sudds says.
As the executive director of the association, Sudds is hoping the event will bring awareness to the association and Kamloops’ food trucks. The fact it’s an event in north Kamloops is also something Sudds is pleased with.
The festival will take place Friday, June 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Access to the event will be off Aviation Way near Tranquille Road.
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