Better than ever the food truck and cart fest will be held Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26 2012. This year, rather than downtown Columbus, the event will be held in the Ohio Village at the Ohio History Center. “Our mission is to draw attention to central Ohio, the Ohio Village, and the Ohio History Center, as well as to support our non-profit partners, spotlight the gourmet mobile food movement, create community, and support/grow our local independent small business owners,” said Michael Gallicchio of Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest.
“We are bringing over 35 of the best food trucks and carts in Ohio to this great space and venue. All our vendors are hand picked to bring you the best of the best!” said Gallicchio. This festival will showcase the delicious cuisine that is rolling out on our Columbus streets. In addition, we’ll have music, local arts and crafts vendors, so, it’ll be fun for the whole family!”
“Having the event at the Ohio Village brings a slightly different and wonderful ‘flavor’ to the festival” said Anthony Gibbs, Unit Manager Program and Community Sales, Education and Outreach, Ohio Historical Society. “Visitors will be able to stroll the boardwalks and interact with costumed interpreters. The Ohio Village is a great space for individuals and families to sample all the great food and kick back and relax.” Food carts have been a part of Ohio’s history for decades. This festival allows the Ohio Historical Society to celebrate the resurgence of food carts and food trucks as well as the renewed emphasis on Ohio farms and culinary diversity.
The Ohio Village is a 19th Century historic town experience. It is one of the historic sites in the Ohio Historical Society’s network. It is on the north-end of the campus of the Ohio Historical Society at 800 E 17th Ave. (Exit 111 off Highway I-71), Columbus, Ohio, 43211. 614-297-2300. http://www.ohiohistory.org/ohiovillage
The festival offers over 35 of central Ohio’s best food trucks and carts, over 25 arts and crafts vendors, live music, on-site beer sales, games for kids and families, and raffle prizes with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Free admission to the event for all ages. A per vehicle parking fee will be charged.
Fun is the simplest description. The atmosphere will be casual and laidback with great music, affordable food and drinks.
Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26th 2012
Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11am -6pm
About the Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio History Center and the Ohio Village
Founded in 1885, the non-profit Ohio Historical Society provides a wide array of services and programs related to collecting, preserving, and interpreting Ohio’s history, archeology, and natural history. The society has about 1.6 million items in its collections throughout its 58 sites and within its 250,000-square-feet Ohio History Center at 800 E 17th Ave. (Exit 111 off Highway I-71), Columbus, Ohio, 43211. The Center is home to a world class museum, the Ohio Village, the state archives, Echoes in Time Theater, Ohio Historic Preservation Office, and the administrative offices of the Society. The Society receives a portion of its funding from the state, but relies on admission fees, memberships, grants, donations and other forms of revenue to continue to serve Ohioans into the future.
About Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides food to hundreds of thousands of hungry Ohioans each year by partnering with more than 550 emergency feeding sites across central and eastern Ohio, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, and after-school programs. For 32 years, the Foodbank has been dedicated to feeding hungry people by collecting and distributing food and grocery products, educating the community about hunger, advocating for hunger-relief programs, and collaborating with others who address basic human needs. In 2011, the Foodbank distributed more than 40 million pounds of food and grocery products to their partner charities. Mid-Ohio Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information or to donate, visit www.midohiofoodbank.org.
For more information, contact Mike Gallicchio or Charles "Chas" Kaplan