Food Truck Wars Opens Today In Palm Bay At BCC

By  //  May 18, 2013

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admission and parking are free

FOOD TRUCK CRAZE: A long line waits to order at Melissa’s Chicken and Waffles food truck during the a Food Truck Bazaar event at Wickham Park in Melbourne on earlier this year. (Image by Christey Krause)

ABOVE PHOTO GALLERY: Food Truck Wars is a national phenomenon that is gaining popularity, more recently in the festival type setting where fans can find their favorite trucks all in one place. 

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Mayor William Capote will officially open the city’s inaugural hosting of the latest national craze known as “Food Truck Wars” beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18th.

Trenton and Michelle Treadwell and son Trent enjoya meal during a Food Truck Bazaar event at Wickham Park. (Image by Christey Krause)

Trenton and Michelle Treadwell and son Trent enjoya meal during a Food Truck Bazaar event at Wickham Park. (Image by Christey Krause)

The event is being held at the fairgrounds of Brevard Community College located at 250 Community College Parkway (Just off of I-95 and Malabar Road at San Filippo Drive).

FEATURING A VARIETY OF FOODS

Food Truck Wars is a national phenomenon that is gaining popularity, more recently in the festival type setting where fans can find their favorite trucks all in one place. Food Truck Wars Palm Bay features 40 gourmet food trucks from all over the state.

The event will feature Mexican, Cuban, Tai, seafood, and a variety of other cultural and ethnic cuisine, desserts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more.

“We are thrilled to be a host city for this great event,” said Mayor William Capote. “There’s nothing like food to bring people together. I am looking forward to seeing a great turnout and making this one of Palm Bay’s marquis events every year.”

William Capote

William Capote

Mayor Capote is one of several judges in a series of competitions where food truck vendors compete for awards including the Spirit Award, Top Sales, Delectable Desserts, Casual Cuisine and the highly sought after People’s Choice Award.

“Buckethead” of Real Radio 104.1 will be the Master of Ceremonies and “Lookin Back” will provide the entertainment.

Event admission and parking are free, and the cost of food ranges from $3-$18.

FOOD TRUCK WARS SCHEDULE

• 1:30 p.m. Judges and Truck Owners to stage for photos

• 2 pm.: Opening with Mayor William Capote

• 3 p.m.: First round eliminations begin

• 4 p.m.: “Battle of the Belly’s”

• 5 p.m.: 2ND round eliminations

• 6 p.m.: Judging completed

• 7:30 p.m.: Awards

• 8 p.m.: Wrap up

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