Round 2: Food Truck Fight Back with a Vengeance!
The Ultimate Grudge Match Food Truck Fight is back!
After last year’s great success, Food Truck Fight is returning to LeClaire! On Saturday June 23, the LeClaire Levee will transform into the biggest collection of competing food trucks in the Quad Cities Area.
Admission to this awesome event is only $5 (kids 12 and under are free). Upon entering, each individual will be given a voting token. There are only 2,000 voting tokens, so get there early! Starting at noon, the food trucks will all be offering $2 samples for voting purposes. Pick your favorite food truck and place your token in the appropriate voting bucket. Winners will be announced before 5 p.m.
Live music will be provided by Doug Brundies, Bumper Crop and Corporate Rock! Bounces houses will be on-site for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss the Magician making his rounds with mind-blowing magic!
Enjoy delicious food from the Food Truck Fight competitors; Meatheads Meat Market, Smokin’ G’s BBQ, Restaurant and Catering, The Hot Dog Guy, Los Primos Mexican Grill, Floyd’s Burgers and Sliders, Kelley Girls Woodfire Pizza, 2 Dudes’ Popcorn Co., Mahala Sweet Treats, Grillzilla Cooking and More, Chuckies, La Flama On Wheels, The Big Black Box, Here’s The Scoop, Happi Hibachi and Eldridge Trails End.
NEW this year is a VIP ticket option. For only $25, you can enjoy VIP benefits like avoiding long lines with an 11 a.m. entrance time (1 hour prior to regular entrance), 2 Beer Tickets (may be substituted for water or soda tickets), a koozie and a Food Truck Fight t-shirt. A portion of the proceeds go to LeClaire Parks & Rec, as well! You can purchase your VIP tickets and order t-shirts at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-truck-fight-vip-ticket-tickets-44388286560.
Last year the inaugural Food Truck Fight was an amazing success. After expecting (based on advanced ticket purchases and Facebook responses) there was an expected amount of around 1,500 people in attendance. According to organizer Bobby Ray Bunch, the event had “one thousand people in the first hour and over four-thousand in total.”
Because of the wonderfully large number in attendance, some of the food trucks did unfortunately start running out of the goods. Bunch shares about the experience, “We learned a lot and are excited to show the changes we’ve made. We look forward to executing the plans we’ve put into place.”
One major change this year is doubling the number of food trucks to 14 with an added popcorn tent. The trucks will also have more cold storage to prepare for the growing numbers of hungry patrons. The beer tents will also now only take beer tickets purchased at the beer ticket tent. This will alleviate time spent dealing with cash exchange for those cold brews. Recycling options will also be available.
“We took a lot of negatives from last year and tried to address them. We’ve reinvested to make this a better event. We look forward to putting on this event for years to come.” Bunch states.
Make sure to follow Food Truck Fight on Facebook for information on this year’s event and for updates on the years to come, at https://www.facebook.com/FoodTruckFightIA/.
Don’t miss this deliciously splendid Food Truck Fight, along the beautiful Might Mississippi in historic LeClaire!