Gourmet food truck festivals are taking the nation by storm and plans are underway to bring the foodie event to the city of Decatur. The inaugural Invasion of the Food Trucks is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 5 p.m. to midnight at Ingalls Harbor, and along with a variety of culinary delights, there will be a car and motorcycle show, live music on two stages, activities for children and a 3d mapping light show.
Six to ten mobile food vendors will offer a variety of gourmet food to satisfy any foodies’ appetite. Those confirmed include Bad News Barbeque, Brain Freeze Mobile, Neon Lily, Rollin Lobstah, Sugar Bell and Chef Will the Palate. Among the culinary delights will be barbeque, Eastern Europe cuisine, lobster, fine cuisine featuring fresh produce from local farmers markets and a variety of yummy desserts.
Inside the Pavilion at 7 p.m., live music will be provided by Renegades of Funk, 5ive O’Clock Charlie and other acts. A 3D projection mapping light show will coordinate with the music providing an unforgettable experience for festivalgoers. A second stage will be set up outside of the Pavilion from featuring light acoustic music by Josh Allison and Cheryl Llewellyn and DJ Tryptone will keep everyone entertained as the evening rolls on.
“Cities across the country have had successful events centered around mobile food vendors in recent years and it’s time we bring the latest dining trend to Decatur,” said Decatur-Morgan County CVB President/CEO Melinda Dunn. “The Invasion of the Food Trucks will be an opportunity for a food lover to taste a delicious mix of some of the best food trucks and carts in the north Alabama area. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy a different type of outdoor dining experience.”
Additional activities include a car show and motorcycle show in the parking lot area and kids will particularly enjoy the inflatable bounce houses and complimentary face painting. Life South will be accepting blood donations and the Neighborhood Christian Center will have two tents set up for food donations. Beer and wine will be sold inside the Pavilion.
Organized by Decatur Parks and Recreation and River City Lights, the Invasion of the Food Trucks will last from 5 p.m. to midnight and will take place rain or shine. All activities will be held in Ingalls Harbor located at 802 Wilson Street NW in Decatur. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Neighborhood Christian Center.
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