June 20, 2016 - 8:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - The first Kamloops Food Truck Festival is unlikely to be the last if the turn out is any indication.
Well over a thousand people showed up as ten food trucks had lines up easily over 50 people long at the inaugural event Friday evening, June 17. While long lines meant slower service, most people were excited for the event while standing in the dusty field. Traffic also caused some aggravation, as congestion reached from the event site on Aviation Way east to the intersection of Tranquille Road and Desmond Street.
The long lines didn’t seem to negative impact reaction online either, as people thanked the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association for hosting the event. While some attendees brought up issues with parking, wait time and limited selection, almost all had a positive experience.
On of the other problems mention in social media was a lack of portable toilets.
Organizer Ashley Sudds said before the event she expected a maximum of 1,000 people based on Facebook interaction. It was the first time the association had hosted a fundrasing event like this.
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