Food Truck Frenzy returns to Airdrie
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 06:00 am
The Airdrie Farmers’ Market will bustle with an array of roadside cuisine when Food Truck Frenzy returns for its fifth year July 26.
With the popularity of food trucks expanding, the annual event allows fine foods from across Alberta to be shared between family and friends alongside the farmers market in Airdrie, said market manager Candice Kolson.
“It makes it a really great day,” she said. “You can come down, enjoy the food trucks, sit in the park for a bit and let the kids play.”
Food Truck Frenzy kicked off in 2013 with a total of six trucks. Five years later, Kolson said 14 trucks will make it out to the event that has grown into a well-known spot within the food truck community.
Once the application for Food Truck Frenzy is released, it is sold out within 48 hours, she said.
“The trucks definitely want in,” Kolson said. “We have a limited amount of space (so) we can’t take them all, which is unfortunate.
“We do have a very, very long wait list for trucks.”
The Food Truck Frenzy lineup this year includes Waffles & Chix, Soul Kitchen, Wilks Booth, Perogy Boyz, Bandit Burgers, Vasili’s, Red Wagon Diner, Sticky Ricky, Damit Amit, Streatside, Happy Fish and more.
With so many trucks hoping to get a spot at Food Truck Frenzy, Kolson said every effort is made to ensure variety is chosen.
“There’s usually something different each time,” she said. “We don’t have a lot of repeats.”
Food Truck Frenzy and the Airdrie Farmers’ Market open at 11 a.m. July 26 and run until 7 p.m. at 320 Centre Avenue East.
Quite often, Kolson said people stop by for lunch and return in the evening to sample a different food truck with their families for dinner.
With limited seating, Kolson advised families that are hoping to stay and eat their food bring a blanket to sit on the grass. Attendees are also reminded to use recycling bins located on the grounds when disposing of bottles and cans.
“We’re not quite there yet as far as making sure that all of our waste is being diverted,” she said. “It would be nice if people were mindful and use the recycle bins.”
Food Truck Frenzy returns to Airdrie for its second and final event of 2017 Aug. 30.