Fraser Valley Food Truck Festivals host a number of food truck events in Metro Vancouver in September. A big one is on Glover Road in Fort Langley.
Other September food truck festivals hosted by the same group are in Maple Ridge and at Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver. The organization also hosts other similar events at different venues at other times of the year.
Food Trucks in Fort Langley
In 2018 the Fort Langley Food Truck Festival was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 8, from 11 am until 5 pm. It did, however, get cancelled. Hopefully it’ll take place again in 2019.
In years when it does take place the event happens along the town’s main street, Glover Road, between Francis and Mavis Avenues. Admission to the event is free, but people obviously pay for their food.
In 2018 entertainment at the festival was going to include live music with the Pernell Reichert Band at 11:30 am, a Pup-Up Entertainment show for kids at around 12:30 pm, and then more live music with the Angus Drive Band beginning at 2:30 pm.
Note: Show times and performer details are subject to change.
What to Expect at the Festival
The Fort Langley Food Truck Festival is a pretty impressive event for a small town, especially for folk who like food truck cuisine. A couple of dozen vendors take part each year and there’s also usually some form of live entertainment.
Typical fare at the event ranges from Greek to Mexican, Indian, Thai and treats from other exotic ethnic backgrounds. There are also usually pizza, noodles, popcorn, fried food and a wide range of other vendors.
Fort Langley is a very pretty and picturesque colonial village and the festival takes place right in the town’s centre. In good weather thousands of people turn out to enjoy the tantalizing smells, tasty treats and festive atmosphere over the course of the afternoon.
Again if the weather is good, we highly recommend the Fort Langley Food Truck Festival. It’s a pretty big event for its type, plus it’s a nice addition to an already wonderful place.
Advice and Suggestions
Below are some tips and valuable things to know to help you make the most out of your trip to the Fort Langley Food Truck Festival.
TIP #1: Don’t drive all the way out to Fort Langley just for the Food Truck Festival (unless you happen to live close by). Head out to Fort Langley to visit the historic fort, explore the town with its antique stores, go for a walk along the river and then go have fun and find something to eat at the festival.
TIP #2: On the festival day parking and getting around town can be a challenge, especially with so many people and the main street completely blocked off. Try to arrive early to improve your chances of finding convenient parking. With some luck you’ll find a spot on a side street somewhere, or maybe at or near the historic fort.
TIP #3: Take a healthy appetite! Unless you’re going primarily to see the town and the historic fort, the main attraction at the festival is the food!
TIP #4: Take your family or a group of friends so you can share what you buy and sample a wider selection of different foods. Just remember though – no double dipping!
Fraser Valley Food Truck Festivals host other food truck events throughout the year including ones in Maple Ridge and Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place, both also in September. For a full list of the organization’s various events, click FV Food Truck Events.
For a list of other Metro Vancouver food truck-related events, click Lower Mainland Food Truck Festivals.