(VINELAND, NJ) -- Come hungry as the Food Trucks on The Ave festival returns to downtown Vineland for the fifth year on Sunday, August 21, rain or shine, from 11:00am to 7:00pm, at Landis Avenue and the Boulevard. It will feature over 20 food trucks, and a packed line-up of continuous entertainment and activities. Admission is free.
This sizzling mega-event is roaring back and should be a highlight of your summer calendar. The event is organized by Main Street Vineland, with Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union as the major sponsor and Newfield National Bank as the Entertainment Sponsor.
Choose from a wide variety of delicious foods available from the food trucks—Battiato’s Ice Cream Cones, Black Bird, Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ, Chank’s Pizza Cones, Chimney Cake Factory, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cubano X-Press, Dan’s Waffles, Family Bites, G’Day Gourmet, House of Cupcakes, J.R.’s Hot Dogs, Julio’s Mexican Cuisine, Kona Ice, Mannino’s Cannolis, Mr. Taco, Pirate Pete’s Soda Co., The Little Sicilian Riceballs, Sierra Juarez Mr. Corn, Sweet Tooth, Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine, Twisted Steaks, and Wipe Out Eats,
The proceedings will kick off at 11:00am with the official ribbon-cutting, which will feature Julie Guzman, Miss Tri-City 2022, singing the National Anthem. DJ Ant Gambino will provide non-stop entertainment on the Entertainment Stage from 11:15am to 7:00pm.
Activities in the Kid’s Corner will include bounce houses, Fire Department interactive activities, games, face painting, and more.
Stop by and visit the various non-food vendors on site, as well.
“Our previous Food Trucks on The Ave events were off the charts—a wide variety of great food and a festive atmosphere,” said Main Street Vineland Executive Director Russell Swanson. “The people have shown that this is something they don’t want to miss.”
The previous festivals surpassed the expectations of everyone, including the experts, according to Main Street Vineland Associate Director Robert Scarpa, and the intention is to make this year’s event just as good.
“We’ve brought over 9,000 people to The Ave each year and so many of the participating vendors want to come back this year,” he said. “Vineland has become a destination for food trucks from near and far. Come early, stay late, and enjoy!”
The latest information on this year’s festival can be found on the event’s dedicated website.
A schedule of events for the Food Trucks on The Ave festival and a list of food trucks follows.
11:00am: Ribbon-Cutting—National Anthem sung by Julie Guzman, Miss Tri-City 2022
11:15am-7:00pm: DJ Ant Gambino
Battiato’s Ice Cream (soft-serve ice cream)
Black Bird (baked goods)
Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ (award-winning BBQ)
Chank’s Pizza Cones (favorite pizza flavors to go)
Chimney Cake Factory (Hungarian bread treat dessert with ice cream and toppings)
Cousins Maine Lobster (lobster rolls, lobster recipes, and tater tots)
Cubano X-Press (Cuban sandwiches)
Dan’s Waffles (bubble waffles with ice cream and sweet topping, various sliders)
FamilyBites (tacos and bites)
G’Day Gourmet (Australian meat pies)
House of Cupcakes (various cupcakes)
J.R.’s Hot Dogs (hot dogs)
Julio’s Mexican Cuisine (Mexican cuisine)
Kona Ice (shaved ice)
Mannino’s Cannolis (cannolis)
Mr. Taco (tacos)
Pirate Pete’s Soda Co. (gourmet soda)
Sierra Juarez Mr. Corn (Mexican Street Corn)
Sweet Tooth (ice cream)
The Little Sicilian Riceballs (variety of rice balls)
Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine (lamb chops, filet mignon, and other gourmet offerings)
Twisted Steaks (cheesesteak pretzels)
Wipeout Eats (burgers, cheesesteaks, beverages, etc.)
Photo credit: Main Street Vineland