By: Reney Waters, Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern
VINELAND, N.J. — Vineland’s Food Truck Festival, an annual event organized by Main Street Vineland, will make its return to the community this weekend.
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, food trucks will gather on Landis Ave. and the Boulevard. The event will feature more than 20 food trucks, non-food vendors, entertainment, and other activities for community members to enjoy.
No registration is needed to attend the event, and event organizers are encouraging community members to come early for the best possible service. CDC guidelines will be strictly enforced and utilized by staff and workers. The event will be held no matter the weather, and it’ll kick off at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Melanie Cope will also sing the National Anthem as part of the event’s opening proceedings.
“Our previous three Food Truck Festival on The Ave events were off the charts—a wide variety of great food and a festive atmosphere,” Main Street Vineland Executive Director Russell Swanson said in a press release. “We had to take a year off last year for health and safety reasons, but with people eager to get out and have fun, we see this year’s festival repeating the success of earlier. We’re planning a festival that will be fun and [safe].”
At the time of publication, 25 food trucks were scheduled to attend the event, and they offer a wide variety of foods. Whether you’re looking for soft-serve ice cream, bacon-inspired dishes, or award-winning barbecue from Butch’s BBQ, there are a wide variety of options on the table this Sunday. There will also be several foreign food trucks in attendance – including trucks that serve Hungarian bread treat desserts, Mexican cuisine, and Australian meat pies, among others. You can find the full list of food trucks that’ll be in attendance here.
Event organizers have scheduled a host of live entertainment guests throughout the day. You can see the full line-up below:
- noon: Inocente Gonzalez
- 1 p.m.: Jordan Lively
- 1:30 p.m.: Nathan Santiago
- 2 p.m.: The Embassy House of Zion Choir
- 3 p.m.: Funwave Band
- 4 p.m.: Louis Vincent
- 4:30 p.m.: Thomas Burgess
- 5 p.m.: The KNomadz
- 6 p.m.: karaoke with DJ Zach Reed
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.