THE BEST HEADLINE FOR TRUCKFEST IN 2013 WAS GLORIOUS TRUCKFEST . THE SUN SHONE AT ALL OF THE EVENTS, WITH RECORD ATTENDANCES THROUGHOUT THE TRUCKFEST SERIES.
THE YEAR KICKED OFF WITH THE MAMMOTH PETERBOROUGH GET-TOGETHER AND WHAT A GET-TOGETHER IT WAS! WITH OVER 1500 TRUCKS ENTERED INTO THE CLOSELY FOUGHT AFTER COMPETITIONS, WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF HAULIER SHOWCASE OFFERINGS, AND MANUFACTURERS JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF NEW PRODUCT, THE WEEKEND WAS UNQUESTIONABLY THE LARGEST ATTENDED GATHERING WE HAVE EVER SEEN AT THE EAST OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND, PETERBOROUGH.
THE BEGINNING OF JULY SAW A NEW HOME FOR THE SOUTH WEST EVENT. THE FABULOUS MALVERN HILLS PROVIDING THE BACKDROP, INCLUDED WITH THE TITLE OF THE EVENT, TRUCKFEST SOUTH WEST & WALES CAN JUSTIFIABLY OFFER HAULIERS AND DRIVERS FROM THE SOUTH WEST, MIDLANDS AND WALES THEIR OWN UNIQUE BRAND OF THE TRUCKFEST EVENTS.
THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE NORTH OF THE BORDER, SAW AN UNPARALLED ATTENDANCE OF TRUCKS, NEW VEHICLE RANGE AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND, THE CHANNEL 5 SERIES, STOBART: TRUCKS, TRAINS AND PLANES WERE THERE TO NOT ONLY WITNESS THE CORPORATE PRESCENCE BY THE STOBART GROUP, BUT ALSO TO DOCUMENT THE FABULOUS WEEKEND WHICH IS ALL ABOUT SCOTLAND AND THE NORTH OF ENGLAND HAULIERS, THEIR TRUCKS AND DRIVERS.
MID-AUGUST, AND IT WAS TIME TO CROSS THE IRISH SEA FOR IRELAND S OWN TRUCKFEST. THIS YEAR HELD AT THE NEWLY CREATED SHOWGROUND NEAR LISBURN, AT BALMORAL PARK. WE HAD LONG BEEN ASKED TO PRODUCE AN EVENT THAT WAS FOR THE WHOLE OF IRELAND, AND WE BELIEVE THAT S JUST WHAT WE VE DONE. TRUCKFEST IRELAND HAS CERTAINLY EARNED ITS PLACE IN THE TRUCKFEST CALENDAR WITH ITS NEW LOCATION, THE EVENT IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE NOT ONLY TO OPERATORS AND VISITORS IN THE NORTH, BUT ALSO THOSE JOINING US FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH. THE TRUCK COMPETITIONS HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH DIVERSITY AND THE ULSTER VINTAGE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLUB SURPASSED THEMSELVES WITH ONE OF THE BEST COLLECTIONS OF VEHICLES FROM YESTERYEAR.
2014 SEES THE THIRD ANNUAL EVENT WITH A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW FROM 2013.
TRUCKFEST ORIGINAL CONTINUES TO BRING A GREAT MIXTURE OF CONTEMPORARY AND VINTAGE TRUCKS TOGETHER AT THE STARTING PLACE FOR TRUCKFEST, WHICH IS THE NEWARK & NOTTS SHOWGROUND. PEOPLE OFTEN COMMENT ON THE FEELGOOD FACTOR AT THIS EVENT AND WE KNOW JUST WHAT THEY MEAN. 2014 SEES THE EVENT MOVE BACK A WEEK, TO THE 30TH AND 31ST AUGUST.
THE NEW EVENT FOR 2014 IS A RETURN VISIT TO THE WONDERFUL DETLING SHOWGROUND IN KENT FOR THE LAST TRUCKFEST OF THE SEASON. TRUCKFEST SOUTH EAST WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 13TH AND 14TH SEPTEMBER, THE SHOWGROUND ITSELF PROVIDES SOME GREAT FACILITIES FOR WEEKEND AND DAY VISITORS, FOR THOSE STAYING ON SITE, BEING OFFERED A GREAT CABERET NIGHT IN THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ENTERTAINMENT BUILDING.
ONE THING IS FOR SURE, WHETHER YOU ATTENDED ONE EVENT IN 2013 OR ALL OF THEM, YOU WILL HAVE UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT IS TO BE A PART OF THE TRUCKFEST EXPERIENCE. WE ALL CAN T WAIT FOR 2014, SEE YOU THERE!
THE TRUCKFEST TEAM
Truckfest Have added a new Location to their 2014 events, On the 13th and 14th September 2014 You will be able to join in all the fun of the Monster Trucks and the dare devil stunts from some of the Broke FMX display team. We will have more Details on our Truckfest Page here 1later in the year.
ATLANTA The Taste of Atlanta kicks off this evening with the Taste Revival block party, but Eater Atlanta notes2 it’s not too late to score tickets3 to tomorrow and Sunday’s grand tasting. The event highlights more than 90 restaurants, including JCT. Kitchen, Gunshow, and Buttermilk Kitchen. Eater Atlanta
HOUSTON The second-annual Houston Food Truck Festival is set for Saturday, November 9, with tastes by 20 of the city’s top food trucks4. Dishes like Chilantro Houston’s legendary kimchi fries will be available alongside a day’s worth of entertainment, including karaoke, DJ’s, film screenings, and more. EaterWire
SOUTH AUSTRALIA The city of Adelaide in South Australia will play host to the 2014 edition of Tasting Australia, taking place from April 27 to May 4, 2014. The event curated by local chefs Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant and wine director Paul Henry will focus on the theme of “Origins.” A preview promises more than 50 different culinary events over the course of eight days, including dinners, tours of farmer’s markets, wine-pairing classes, and a summit focused on “economic and ethical issues.” The full event line-up has not yet been revealed; more information here5. EaterWire
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The season of spooks leaves nothing untouched not even your sacred food truck grub. In order to fuel up for survival, zombies of all ages will invade this inaugural Zombie Food Truck Festival taking place on Saturday, October 26 from 1 to 7 p.m. Spook it up and roam through the art vendors, stomp to live music and scare in a special kid s area.
Eat your heart out at the Devilicious truck, Chips Beach Eatz, Super Q BBQ Truck, New York on the Rye, Sweet Treats, Pearson s Cajun Foods, Chubby s Food Truck, Two for the Road and more. A Zom-Beer Garden will supply the brews for the walking dead over 21, because even zombies need a drink sometimes.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Escondido Historical Society.
In advance:Adult – 12*Child (5-15yrs) – 5*Family (2a,2c) – 30** 1.50 transaction fee in all orders, not per ticket
On the day:Adult – 15Child (5-15yrs) – 7Family (2a,2c) – 35
Under 5′s free of charge.Car parking free.
NightCulture Inc. (OTCBB:NGHT) announces Stereo Live will host the 2nd Houston Food Truck Fest on Saturday, November 9th. Underwritten by Houston area MINI dealers, this event will bring together 20 of Houston s finest Meals On Wheels .
Live music, karaoke, DJ s, kid s activities and mobile clothes boutiques will ensure an afternoon packed with plenty to do, see, eat and drink. Accompanied by increasing media and public interest, Houston s mobile food scene has seen significant growth in the past year or two. This event offers couples, groups, families and those flying solo the opportunity to explore this exciting culinary world in one place.
Each of the trucks invited to participate will feature at least one $3 sample signature item in addition to their regular menus. An eclectic world of cuisine ranging from traditional Southern fare to adventurous East-West fusion dishes will be on offer. The festival is open to all ages, with those 12 and under admitted at no charge. A full bar will also be available to those 21 and over with ID.
Participating gourmet Food trucks will include Chi lantro BBQ (featured on The Food Network and The Cooking Channel ), Ladybird Food Truck (Houston CultureMap s Best Grilled Cheese ), The Waffle Bus (featured on The Food Network , Eat St. and one of the Official SXSW 2013 Food Trucks), Taco Nuts (latest venture from celebrated chef LJ Wiley, of the former Upper Kirby restaurant Yelapa Playa Mexicana) and sixteen more!
Intuit software company released a study late last year in which they estimate that the gourmet food truck industry will generate $2.7 billion annually by 2017, or close to 4% of restaurant sales as a whole. The Momentum Mini Houston Food Truck Fest s goal is to showcase Houston s mobile chef-driven businesses and demonstrate to the Greater Houston area what the fuss is all about.
— Saturday November 9th, 12pm — 5pm — Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond Ave., Houston TX 77057 — All ages (12 and under free). Alcohol available to those 21+ with proper ID — Tickets, starting at $12, are available online at http://www.houstonfoodtruckfest.com — Contact: Stereo Live (832) 251-9600
More information available at:
http://www.houstonfoodtruckfest.com / http://www.facebook.com/HoustonFoodTruckFest
CONTACT: Mike Long CEO, NightCulture Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org | 832.535.9070
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- ^ The Wall Street Journal (online.wsj.com)
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Fremont Oktoberfest: Beer-tasting garden, music, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; village with kids activities, vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; tasting garden $25-$40 (fremontoktoberfest.com1 ).
AT THE MOVIES
Prisoners : This crime thriller stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Opens Friday at several theaters.
Salinger : A documentary about the life of author J.D. Salinger. Opens Friday at the Seven Gables.
Thanks for Sharing : Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Gad star in this romantic comedy about people struggling with sex addiction. Opens Friday at the Guild 45th.
Populaire : A speed-typing romantic comedy. Opens Friday at the Varsity.
The Patience Stone : A drama set in war-torn Kabul. Opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.
My Lucky Star : A Chinese romantic comedy starring Zhang Ziyi as a daydreaming drone who gets whisked into a real-life adventure. Opens Friday at the Pacific Place.
Good Ol Freda : A documentary about Freda Kelly, a Liverpool secretary who worked in the office of the fellows who would become the Fab Four. Opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.
Ip Man: The Final Flight : A dramatization of the life and times of one of the most revered Chinese practitioners and teachers of the art of kung fu. Opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.
Battle of the Year: The Dream Team : A drama about the Olympics of break dancing. Opens Friday at several theaters.
A Single Shot : A drama about a hunter (Sam Rockwell) who kills a young woman by accident. Opens Friday at Pacific Place.
You Will Be My Son : A family drama about a winemaker and his son. Opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.
Mademoiselle C : A documentary that chronicles the months leading up to the launch of Carine Roitfeld s style bible, the CR Fashion Book. Opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.
We ve had a great weekend at two separate events the Newark Truckfest and the Wozwolf Motorcycle Rally in Matlock. More details to follow, but here s a few pictures so far
Truckfest Motorcycle Display (jumping over our Blood Bike) and the display stand -
and the Wozwolf Rally Conrad at the stand and taking part in some of the unique games!
Looking to break a record are organizers for the mass food truck rally scheduled for Aug. 31 at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
For gourmet truck participants, the event kicks off at 8:45 a.m. at Encore!, billed as “downtown’s tempo district,” an under-construction mixed-use development at 1210 East Ray Charles Boulevard. The food trucks will gather there, then “parade” to the Florida State Fairgrounds at 9:15 a.m.12
Once the trucks are at the fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. Highway 301, the rally will run from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. About 15 live bands are scheduled to perform. Parking at the fairgrounds is $6, according to a website notice.
Helping to bring together the event are Generation Food Truck3, Truckspotting.com4 and local food blog Carlos Eats5. According to the World’s Largest Food Truck Fest online6, “the current record is 62 trucks, set at Magic City Casino in Miami earlier this year.” The Aug. 31 event, presented by Generation Food Truck and the Florida State Fairgrounds Authority, is set to “have about 40 trucks more than that, at least!”
Michael Lynch of Truckspotting.com, who is helping organize the rally, said the event has never been held in Tampa before.
“We live here, and wanted to show the world the amazing food talent that can be found in Tampa Bay,” he said.
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