Trackside will host first-ever food truck festival this summer

Trackside Teen Center will host the first-ever Wilton Food Truck Festival — featuring food, drinks, live music, a kids’ fun park with a water slide, arts and crafts and more — Sunday, Aug. 12, from 11 to 6.

Trackside Executive Director Mark Ketley said volunteers came up with the food truck festival “as a way to raise money to help offset cuts from the town support, and also provide a great event for the community.”

Eleven trucks have committed to the festival, said Ketley, including Greek Style Grill (Norwalk), The Local Meatball (Fairfield), Rice and Beans (Danbury), Pierogies on Wheels (Milford), Szabo’s Seafood (Shelton), Bumski’s Mobile Beer & Wine Bar (West Hartford), and Wilton’s own College Creamery.

Ketley said there’s room for 20 to 25 trucks at the festival, and vendors interested in participating should contact him at

Trackside music director Joan “Joni” Wallace will have a lineup of local musicians performing during the festival.

“We are very excited to have Joni come on board and help us make the festival a terrific day for Wilton and surrounding communities,” said Ketley.

“We have a great day planned for Aug. 12, and having local musicians perform live will really make this a memorable event.”

Admission is $10 per car, with proceeds going to support the teen center. The admission fee “gives you access to the festival, live music and kids park,” said Ketley. Visitors will have to pay for the food and drinks at each food truck.

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