Monday, July 14, 2014

Connecticut Food Truck Festival at the North Haven Fairgrounds

We Came - We Ate - Our Verdict ==>  It's a Food Truck Paradise!

North Haven Fairgrounds
300 Washington Avenue
North Haven CT


 The Connecticut Food Truck Festival at the North Haven Fairgrounds is happening on July 19 and 20 from 11:00am to 7:00pm!

The festival admission is $5 per person and includes parking, children under 17 are free when accompanied by a parent.

Don't let the long lines fool you! We did hit A LOT OF traffic coming off the highway -- BUT we found there was plenty of free parking at the fairgrounds and merchants along Washington Avenue were also offering $5.00 parking close by.

Most food trucks did have lines...but most went fairly quickly (about 15 minutes or less) with the exception of the Lobster Roll Truck which understandably had MUCH longer lines.

This was the CT Food Truck Festival's first year and without advance ticket sales I'm sure they had no idea how many to expect. I'm sure next year will shake all the cobwebs out.

IMPORTANT ==> Be sure to bring chairs or a blanket because NO seating is provided!

Also, due to insurance regulations - no alcohol is available, nor can any be brought in.

There will be close to 50 food providers and bands playing throughout the weekend.

In addition there will be plenty of family friendly activities going on with  bounce houses, inflatable obstacle course, games, contests and DJ. These are ALL provided FREE for the little ones as well as clowns providing free face painting.

Moonbounce Area

All Saturday attendees will receive a ticket which can be brought back on Sunday to enjoy some of the new trucks that will be joining the festival that day at a discounted admission of $2. 

Clown Face Painting

All the trucks will be selling their top items and many will be doing smaller portions at a reduced price to allow you to try multiple trucks. 

Fun and Food for Everyone!
Above middle is my "Sample" Platter from Double Trouble which consisted of a chili burger, a chili dog, a bacon cheeseburger, and fried bacon wrapped peanut butter and jelly! A bargain at $10.00!!! 

Here's a list of just SOME of the trucks that will be there! And please note that not all trucks will be in attendance on both dates.

  • Amor Food Truck
  • Aurora’s Gypsy Cafe 
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Truck 
  • Big Country's BBQ
  • Bounty Food Truck (Sunday only)
  • Burning Peel Pizza
  • The Buzz Truck Coffee, Caffeine and more
  • Christiano's Pizzaria
  • Deli on the Block
  • DiSorbo’s Bakery Truck & Fried Dough Pizza 
  • Double Trouble
  • FE Food Extrovert
  • Four Flours Bakery  
  • Fruit Whirled 
  • Good Humor Ice Cream
  • Gotta Q BBQ 
  • Granola Bar Truck
  • Grilled Cheeses & Other Comfort Foods
  • Lobstercraft 
  • Local Meatball
  • Mamoun's Falafel Truck
  • Meriano's Cannoli Truck
  • Munchie's Food Truck 
  • Pierogies on Wheels 
  • The Pig Rig BBQ
  • Snowie Shaved Ice Mobile
  • Spinning Smoothies
  • The Spud Stud 
  • Taco Loco
  • Tampa’s Food Truck
  • Ted's Restaurant
  • Vanchetta Porchetta Truck
  • Weenie Lynns
  • The Whey Station 
  • WTF Wrap The Food Truck
  • Zawack Shack
The consensus from Sunday Fest goers was basically the same with an emphasis on long lines and a back up off the highway from people who arrived noon and after. However, early birds report no problems at all.

Next year, I'd recommend advance ticket sales, and two seatings per day to reduce the congestion. But, I'd still say it was a wonderful event and can't wait til' next year!

For more pictures of this event - visit the Home Place Facebook page HERE

First Annual Connecticut Food Truck Festival

Time:  11-7 pm

Date:  July 19, 2014 and July 20, 2014

*Cost:  $5.00 per day, Saturday attendees can purchase Sunday tickets for an additional $2.00


 North Haven Fairgrounds 
300 Washington Avenue 
North Haven, CT

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