Food Truck Wars Opens Today In Palm Bay At BCC
By Space Coast Daily // May 18, 2013
admission and parking are free
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.
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.”
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