With food trucks becoming more and more popular in modern times, offering all sorts of snacks and meals from around the world, it was only a matter of time before these tastebud-tingling vehicles got their own festival. The annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, brings together dozens of food trucks, allowing guests to enjoy all sorts of delicious treats at low prices.
This super festival provides a veritable feast for all the senses, offering a myriad of scrumptious snacks and platters of all kinds. With so much choice, the Street Eats Food Truck Festival is definitely one of the biggest and most diverse food truck gatherings in the entire world. Free parking and cheap admission prices help to make this event even more attractive, and it's no wonder that countless people come from all over the US to enjoy this super snack spectacular.
How Does The Street Eats Food Truck Festival Work?
The Street Eats Food Truck Festival is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Salt River Fields baseball stadium complex. More than fifty food trucks attend the event, each one specializing in something different. No matter what kind of food you want to enjoy, you'll definitely be able to find it at the Street Eats festival. Some examples include:
- Burgers and hot dogs with every filling and topping you can imagine.
- Sandwiches of all kinds, both grilled and cold.
- BBQ food like ribs and wings.
- Mediterranean specialties.
- Any kind of pizza you can imagine.
- Lobster and other great seafood.
- Tacos, burritos, and other Tex Mex options.
- As well as a whole host of desserts like crepes, cookies, donuts, and more.
And that’s not all! Each food truck also offers a ‘Sampler Menu’ for just $2. Many guests tend to focus purely on the samples as a great way to enjoy lots of different foods in miniature portions and really get the most out of the event, tasting and testing a diverse array of snacks and treats all around the festival grounds. Nearly all of the trucks accept credit cards too, so you don't need to worry about walking around with lots of cash if you don't want to.
The Street Eats festival also includes games, competitions, live music, a kid's area, and more, providing a full-day of food-centric fun for people of all ages. Food trucks can be spotted on street corners all around the world, but this festival offers a totally unique experience with its huge variety of foods and additional activities.
The festival lasts for a full weekend and tickets can be purchased from the official site: www.streeteatsaz.com. Regular tickets are available, or guests can opt for 'VIP Tickets' which include food and beverage tokens, as well as access to an exclusive lounge.
Competitions and Contests
As well as strolling around enjoying lots of delicious foods and listening to live music, guests at the Street Eats Food Truck Festival can also test their mettle in a host of eating contest and competitions.
Regular events include pie, chicken wing, hot dog, and donut eating, with prizes and pride provided to the valiant victors. There's also a costume contest in which guests can dress up as different items of food, adding to the atmosphere and providing lots of laughs for everyone in attendance.
Cooking Demos and Other Activities
The Street Eats Food Truck festival also features a cooking demonstration tent. Running all weekend long, this tent will feature top class chefs showing off their skills and offering some fascinating cooking demonstrations. You might even pick up a few techniques or recipes to test out in your own kitchen back home.
The cooking demos are highly popular and a good way to sit down and take a break in between food tastings. Walking around a bunch of food trucks all day is a great way to work up an appetite, but the cooking demos provide some really useful and interesting information, so are definitely worth a visit.
Additional games and stalls will also be running around the event, including a farmers' market with fresh produce from the local area. Visitors will be able to buy fresh fruits and veggies, as well as homemade jams, jellies, sauces, salsas, and much more. So all in all, the Street Eats festival is one of the best ways for food lovers to come together and give their tastebuds a big treat in more ways than one.
7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85034