The Cincinnati Food Truck Association
will host its first event, the CFTA Food Fest
, from 4 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Washington Park
. The event will feature beer, live music and food from 19 CFTA members.
CFTA members can be found at events all over the city, as can non-CFTA members. But this is the first time for a CFTA-exclusive event. All members were invited to Food Fest, but some won't be there due to prior commitments.
“CFTA members have been wanting to do our own festival since the beginning,” says Elizabeth Romero, president of CFTA and co-owner of SugarSnap! “We’re hoping the event will increase the buzz around town and give people a chance to try new and different trucks.”
Traditionally, Washington Park has been a great place for food trucks to set up for events like the City Flea and LumenoCity. So it made sense to have the CFTA event there too.
“It’s a great place to bring the community together,” Romero says. “It brings great vibes, and it has the room for a large number of trucks.”
Food Fest will feature beer served by 3CDC, music spun by D.J. Nate the Great
, cornhole and giant Jenga.
CFTA members will be serving up everything from pizza and burgers to cupcakes and ice cream. Trucks that will be at the event include: Bistro de Mohr
, C’est Cheese
, Cuban Pete
, East Coast Eatz
, Eclectic Comfort Food
, Falafel Mobile
, Mobile Coldstone
, Pizza Tower
, Quite Frankly, Red Sesame
, Texas Joe
, The Chili Hut
, Ricco Food Truck, Roll With It Café
and Wiggy Dip
CFTA’s goal is to host two events per year, and possibly make Food Fest an annual tradition in Cincinnati. The group also hopes to work with local bands, breweries and nonprofits in the future to give their events a wider scope.