Work by local artists will be on display at the Neptune City Fall Food Truck Festival Sept.. 23.
By DENISE HERSCHEL
Food truck festivals are popping up all over the Garden State with attendees able to sample options for every palette from BBQ and tacos to ice cream and gelato.
Neptune City will welcome its 2nd Annual Neptune City Fall Food Truck Festival Sept. 23 with a full line up of music, activities and games for the entire family. The event is scheduled for noon to 9 p.m. at Memorial Park.
“This will be our second year doing the food truck festival,” Brian Thomas, Neptune City Borough Council president, said. “We had such an amazing turnout last year. It is exciting to see so many residents from all across the state come out for a great family friendly time.”
Thomas, who is also a member of the Food Truck Festival Committee, said the committee wanted to make sure the event stays positive, working with local businesses for sponsorships to cover some of the costs so that attendees can come for free
“Our Neptune City businesses are always great to work with and jumped at the opportunity to support our community. I also have to thank Monmouth County Tourism which has been a help as well,” he said.
Currently the food trucks coming to the festival include Five Sisters Food Co., Cone Zone, Kiersten’s Creations, Tacoholics and Shore Good Eats. Several musical acts will be there including Jay and Amy and local artists will be featuring their work underneath the park Pavilion. There will also be kids activities such as a petting zoo, giant inflatable games and face painting.
“One of the best things about Neptune City is that we really concentrate on families being able to enjoy themselves. Councilwoman Danielle Pappas has taken the lead on securing inflatable games, a petting zoo, face painting and more throughout the day,” Thomas said.
One new event added this year is a cornhole tournament, organized by Councilman Scott Dellett, scheduled to take place throughout the day. Proceeds from it will go toward veterans organizations.
Thomas said that entry to the festival is free as well as to play the games.
“We focus on providing low to no cost events for residents and families. With the price of everything going up, we want everyone to have fun without worrying about breaking the bank. Everyone deserves a little fun and we are happy to provide that for all,” he said. “For adults they will be able to stop by to get some adult beverages like beer and wine.”
Thomas said that they are “overjoyed” to have the festival return for a second year.
“Neptune City is such an amazing place and this event just highlights it even more as well as all the great people who come together to ensure it. Mayor Wardell has put together a great food truck Committee. We are also appreciative for the work that Shore Good Eats, Danielle Pappas and Scott Dellett have put in as well,” he said.
To learn more information about the festival contact Brian Thomas at 732 556 8519 or email email@example.com