End of Summer Food Truck Festival Set for Sept. 15

City of Kentwood’s End of Summer Food Truck Festival Set for Sept. 15
Nearly 30 Food Trucks Expected to Participate

The City of Kentwood will host the third annual End of Summer Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15 in partnership with GR Loves Food Trucks.  

Nearly 30 food trucks are expected to participate in the free-to-attend event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the parking lot of the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard. L. Root) Branch. Throughout the day, there will be live music, a beer tent and a variety of local eats.  

“We think there’s something for everyone at the End of Summer Food Truck Festival,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “It’s meant to be an event you can spend the whole day at enjoying food, drinks and live music and meeting your neighbors.”

Food trucks attending the event include:

  • Blue Spoon Catering and Event Planning - Kabob, Tex-mex
  • Maui Wowi - Hawaiian smoothies and frozen coffees
  • Ice Box - Gourmet ice cream bars
  • Ananda Ice - Rolled ice cream, shaved ice
  • Doughrunts - Miniature topped doughnuts
  • Patty Matters - Gourmet burgers and fries
  • Silver Star Café LLC - Sandwiches, wraps
  • Moochies - Popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy
  • Fire and Rice - Vegan and gluten-free paella
  • Pig Out on the Fly - Pulled pork topped fries
  • Tamale Rose - Tamales, burritos
  • Coffee Rescue - Coffee drinks, frozen lemonade
  • Kona Ice - Shaved ice
  • Porters BBQ - Barbeque
  • Rise and Grind - Coffee drinks, frozen lemonade
  • Crepes by the Lake - Sweet and savory crepes
  • PorkFat Slim’s - Barbeque
  • Saladino Smoke - Barbeque
  • Do Your Wurst - Brats, hot dogs
  • Underground Cookie Club - Gourmet ice cream sandwiches
  • Lazy Man BBQ - Barbeque
  • Daddy Dough – Cookies, with gluten-free and vegan options
  • D&D Gluten Free - Topped fries, rice bowls, chicken tenders, all gluten-free
  • Summer Pops - Gourmet ice pops
  • Babatuck - Gyros, kabobs
  • D&W Eatery - Smoked tacos, smoked vegan options
  • Detroit's Original Coney Island - Hot dogs, chili dogs
  • Yochef - Gyros, tacos

“Food trucks offer foodies a delightful mix of talented chefs and fast-food time frames,” said Alan Stone, president of GR Loves Food Trucks. “When we have an event like this where so many food trucks come together, you can really feel a bustling community atmosphere.”

Local live music will be featured on stage starting at 1 p.m. with bands such as Allie Garland, Erika Scherry, Kari Lynch and Orquesta Ritmo.

A beer tent will be open from noon to 10 p.m. and feature craft beer and cider.

Teams of two will be able to compete in a cornhole tournament during the event. Anyone can register online or by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 616.656.5317.

While the festival includes free-entry, cost for food and beverages varies by vendor.

Those interested in volunteering can sign up for shifts online.