The Milford Street Eats Food Truck Rally is back for their third annual food truck and entertainment festival. Find out what they’re serving up new this year.
Sampling gourmet foods from unique food trucks is a growing trend here in the Tri-State area and Milford knows how to impress their community.
Recognized in 2014 as the third largest food truck event in the state of Ohio and featured on Channel 9’s “The List,” the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the return of Milford Street Eats.
“The ever-increasing popularity of food truck festivals with their eclectic variety of culinary treats draws increasing numbers of visitors from around the Tri-State,” explains the Chamber of Commerce. “Food truck fans, as well as those new to the food truck craze, have a chance to enjoy their favorite cuisine or sample new, sweet, and savory creations.”
The Milford Street Eats Food Truck Rally and Music Festival started in 2013. Chris Hamm, who serves on the Board of Directors for the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, states, “Each year we have been able to make it a bigger and better event.”
As the third annual rally and festival, attendees can expect this event to have more food and entertainment than previous years. There will be 20 of the area’s most popular food trucks at this year’s event. Instead of having a more typical food fair with vendors set up in booths, the city of Milford takes pride in hosting a one-of-a-kind event for foodies.
“Food trucks have grown and changed over the past 5-7 years in Southwest Ohio,” Hamm says. “They have focused on fresher ingredients, more unique flavors, and a lot of passion. We felt that the ‘food on wheels’ concept was unique and allowed us to bring many of these [trucks] to one place for many to enjoy for a one-day event.”
Each of the 20 food trucks is exactly as Hamm says: unique. They all offer a broad range of variety in terms of types of foods, styles, and flavors—and, ultimately, allow each truck to have a successful day as people support local businesses. No two trucks will be the same. Although most trucks will not have free sampling and haven’t in the past, that hasn’t stopped people from making their way to the Street Eats.
“Last year, we had about 7,000 [attendees] throughout the day. Depending on weather, we expect even more this year,” Hamm says. As far as expected pricing goes, he continues, “We have established a price point of around $5 for most items that will allow people to sample many different items from the different trucks.”
In addition to the food trucks, local craft breweries will also be at the Milford Street Eats Food Truck Rally.
“This year we will have our largest beer lineup to date,” Hamm mentions. Mt. Carmel Brewing Company, MadTree Brewing, Old Firehouse Brewery, and Budweiser of Cincinnati will all have a wide selection available for every beer lover out there. This event will be incredibly fun for not only adults, but for children as well. The Street Eats and Music Festival is a no admission charge, kid-friendly event.
“We are fortunate to have the characters from Picture Party Place back again this year. This is a group of [fairytale/storybook] characters that all kids will know and enjoy,” Hamm states. The actors will be around for meet-and-greets after their performance at 4:30pm.
Fit4Kidz Gymnastics will also have performers at both 4pm and 6:30pm in front of the main stage. Music will be playing all day from a line-up of local bands, and as Hamm proudly claims, “[It will be] great music, indeed.”
Quest Band performs from 3:15-4pm, The Fathead Davis Band goes on from 5-6:30pm, and the headliner, The Flipcup Allstars, will finish round out the music from 7-10pm. When asked what makes this event so enjoyable for him, as well as the rest of the Board of Directors, Hamm states, ”The ability to bring so many passionate foodies to one location each year and provide an atmosphere of fun and excitement.”
The Milford Street Eats Food Truck Rally and Musical Festival will be held on Saturday, August 1, from 3-10 p.m. at 701 Chamber Drive in Milford. Rain or shine, this event will be sure to impress foodies, beer and music lovers, and families alike. Special thanks to the event’s presenting sponsor, Lykins Energy Solution, for helping make this rally a reality.
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