The Food Truck Fest returns to the exhibition center

LIMA – Saturday will be a perfect day for foodies in Northwest Ohio, as the second annual Food Truck Festival returns to the Allen County Fairgrounds.

The first event was a big success in 2019, drawing more than 2,000 visitors, before COVID-19 canceled it in 2020, said Lima / Allen County Chamber of Commerce vice president Nicole Scott .

“We had a huge turnout (in 2019), much bigger than we expected,” Scott said. “This year we’ve made it bigger and better, and we’re super excited.”

Tickets are available online and at the door, which opens at 3 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission costs $ 10 and comes with two drink tickets. Children 12 and under can enter for free.

There will be something for everyone at the Food Truck Festival, with offerings and flavors from trucks from across the region. Visitors can grab a savory barbecue from Bare Bones or Bubba C BBQ, a delicious chicken from J’s Lip Smackin ‘Wings or a treat from Doughlicious Drizzles & Delights. A total of 11 different trucks are participating in the event.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy live music from Naked Karate Girls, Brother Believe Me and Stedic Music throughout the day. Kids’ activities, including inflatables and face painting, will be available to keep the kids busy.

Adults can enjoy drinks from the beer garden, as well as try their hand at throwing in the ax cave. For those who want to get out without missing out on the Buckeyes game, the festival will be equipped with a television, so visitors don’t miss a minute of the action from Saturday night’s game against Akron.

For those wishing to take COVID-19 safety measures at the festival, masks and hand sanitizer will be available but not mandatory during the event.

Connie Green runs Bare Bones BBQ, along with her stepdaughter, Angie. The mobile barbecue stand is one of 11 vendors available at Food Truck Fest Saturday at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

Contact Trevor Hubert at 567-242-0398

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