NWI Food Truck Festival moves to new spot in Portage, Indiana

The overwhelming response to the planned NWI Food Truck Festival this summer far exceeded what organizers imagined, so they've moved it to a larger venue, the new Founders Square Park in downtown Portage, Indiana, according to The Northwest Indiana Times.

The NWI Food Truck Festival will take place at 11 a.m. June 17 at Founder's Square, 6300 Founders Square in Portage.

Organizer Monica Susoreny said the festival now expects 30,000 to 40,000 attendees, including 7,000 to 9,000 people at a time, based on the viral reaction on Facebook. The original location, in Schererville, wasn't big enough for the anticipated crowds.

Scheduled food trucks include The Cajun Connoisseur Food Truck, Cool Runnings Jamaican Cuisine, Grindhouse Cafe, Bill's Grill BBQ, Iscream N Cookies, Lulu's Licks, Chesa's Gluten Tootin Free, SizzleBox, Cheesy Truck, Dogs N Hogs, Mother TruckN Good Food Truck, Celtic Pig, American Glory, Peace Love and Grub, Mother Wilma's Marshmallow Factory and Da Portable Rican.

Tickets are $7 in advance. Organizers already have sold tickets to people from as far away as New York, Kansas, Utah and Missouri, and are looking at partnering with local hotels to accommodate out-of-town visitors.

Topics: Food & Beverage, Independent Operators

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