The time has arrived. Over 60 food trucks and trailers. Arts and crafts. Unlimited family fun.

The Columbus Food Truck Festival is happening this Friday Aug 17 and Saturday Aug 18 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at Bicentennial Park and Scioto Mile (Civic Center Dr Columbus). And it’s FREE for everyone!

Enjoy music on wo stages with 18 bands, children’s activities and access to the best food truck operators and arts and crafts vendors! Food trucks and carts have a variety of offerings at a variety of price points, so all can enjoy.

In addition, guests interested in participating and supporting the Great Duck Race (which will take place on Saturday) can do so by visiting www.give.nationwidechildrens.org.

While the festival’s mission is to support food tourism in the vibrant downtown area and support small business, another very essential component to the festival is to help build awareness and support local non-profit organizations that serve the Central Ohio community. This year, the festival’s charitable partners include Music Loves Ohio, a local non-profit that offers music education to children and the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Please visit https://columbusfoodtruckfest.com for more information.

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.