Foodies Rejoice! Crocker Park’s Food Truck Challenge Is Back – Bigger & Better – Saturday, October 1

Attendees & Celebrity Judges Will Taste Test In Several Categories

Calling all food lovers, Crocker Park will host their seventh annual Food Truck Challenge sponsored by Serpentini of Westlake on Saturday, October 1 from 11am-4pm. Cleveland’s best food trucks will be lining up on Crocker Park’s Main Street to compete to win one of the “best of…” categories being judged. This year’s event returns bigger and better with more food trucks, more celebrity judges and more fun all around.

This fun and competitive event hosts an impressive list of food trucks all offering special and unique menu options beginning at 11am. During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to participate by picking up a ballot at the designated voting station, trying as many food truck menu items as they would like, and submitting a voting ballot before 3pm (one per person).

Categories Include:

  • Best Sandwich/Wrap
  • Best Vegetarian Dish
  • Best Through A Straw
  • Best Dessert
  • Best On A Plate
  • Friendliest Truck
  • People’s Choice Awards
  • Judges’ Best In Show

Participating Food Trucks (so far) Include:

  • Boss ChickNBeer
  • Casino Café
  • The Cedar Grill
  • Dr. Hibachi Foodtruck
  • Enticing Cupcakes
  • Hippie Sips
  • Jackpot Chicken Food Truck
  • King Tut Street Food
  • Kona Ice
  • Original Steaks & Hoagies
  • Samurai Dynasty
  • Smash Time Truck
  • Smooth Rider
  • Smoothie Shack
  • Smoke This CLE
  • Smokin’ Rock & Roll
  • Smoky Sweet Soul
  • Southern Thangs
  • Swat Food Truck & Catering
  • Zuzu’s Chocolates

“Cleveland is a major foodie town, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate that than with the annual Food Truck Challenge with the support of our local car dealership Serpentini of Westlake,” said Stacie Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Stark Enterprises. “The collaborative efforts of our local area food trucks and the community to support these local businesses and host some healthy competition is the perfect way to continue to support our small businesses here at Crocker Park!”

Celebrity judges include:

  • Mayor Clough, City of Westlake
  • Host of CLE Foodcast, Lisa Sands
  • Musician & Cleveland.com Sports Social Media Producer and Reporter, Hayden Grove
  • Blogger, Haley from Cleveland Bucket List
  • Food Blogger, Nikki + Bailey, from CraveCLE
  • Food Blogger, Meghan Baker, from FoodinCleveland
  • Blogger, Karolina Ciepiel, Karolina State of Mind
  • Life & Culture Reporter, Cleveland.com, Annie Nickoloff
  • Co-Host of the “Q” Morning Show on Q104, Bill Ryan

The Food Truck Challenge sponsored by Serpentini of Westlake is free to the public and will also include live music, kid-friendly activities and vendors. Winners will be crowned in the eight categories beginning at 3:15pm by a panel of guest judges and local foodies. For a complete list of participating trucks, visit crockerpark.com/foodtruckchallenge.

Already getting hungry for food trucks? Do your research early and try the trucks’ tasty menus beforehand at Crocker Park’s Food Truck Pop-Ups, August 2 and September 6.

For more information on this event and all other events taking place this fall at Crocker Park, visit crockerpark.com/foodtruckchallenge and follow @CrockerPark on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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