Cloverdale Food Truck Festival

The Cloverdale Food Truck Festival features food trucks, an artisan market and live entertainment at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds in late May.

Similar to other events produced by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival, it’s a family-friendly event with free admission.


Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus the event in Cloverdale has been postponed. The event will now take place on October 2nd, 2020.

Food Trucks, Artisan Vendors and Music in Cloverdale

If you’re looking for food truck cuisine, kid-friendly activities and a bit of free live entertainment in Surrey, then the Cloverdale Food Truck Festival can be a good event to check out.

When and Where

In 2020 the Cloverdale Food Truck Festival was scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 23rd, from 11 am to 6 pm. The event date has been postponed, however, until Friday, October 2nd.

Reel Mac and Cheese Food Truck
Reel Mac and Cheese

Food Truck Participants

Food trucks participating in last year’s event included the following (and 2021 participants will likely be comparable)::

  • B&B Concessions – selling funnel cakes, kettle corn and homemade lemonade
  • Truckeria – a Mexican food truck
  • Taters – specializing in fancy baked potatoes
  • Sea Island Diner – serving classic diner food
  • Reel Mac & Cheese – gourmet macaroni and cheese with popular movie names
  • Reef Runner – serving Caribbean cuisine
  • Old Country Pierogi – homemade Eastern European-inspired cuisine
  • Mo Bacon – a bacon lover’s dream menu
  • Guerilla Q – classic southern BBQ menu items
  • Govinda – vegetarian and vegan style menu
  • Big Red’s Poutine – creative and classic poutine menu items
  • Betty’s Greek Honey Ballz – serving traditional Greek dessert items
  • A Sweet Mind Candy Co. – selling cotton candy and other sweet treats
Guerilla Q BBQ Ribs Food Truck
Guerilla Q Barbecued Ribs Food Truck

Artisan Vendors and Other Activities

About half a dozen artisan vendors were also at the event in 2019. The 2021 vendors will no doubt be similar to these.

  • My Creative Life – a crafting and scrapbooking vendor
  • Stella & Dot – offering boutique style accessories
  • Our Little Soap Co. – a unique and colourful soap company
  • Sweet Legs by Katie – colourful and fun printed leggings
  • That’s A Good Cookie – the place to find amazing cookies
  • The Intersection – a fair trade clothing and accessories supplier

Other activities you might enjoy at the Cloverdale Food Truck Festival that were present in 2019 and may be there again in 2021 are listed below. As you’ll see, some are family friendly and others are for a more mature audience.

  • Beer Garden
  • Face Painting
  • Photo Booth
  • Paw Patrol (characters from a popular children’s TV show)
  • Magician Wes Barker
  • Escape Room

Live entertainment is also scheduled throughout the day. 2019 artists were DJ H20  (spinning amazing and popular hits) and Coalmont (a unique BC-based musical duo).

Other Information

The Cloverdale Food Truck Festival is just one of several similar events put on by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival. Other venues hosted by the same organization in recent years include Port Moody, Guildford, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Willowbrook, Coquitlam, Langley and Maple Ridge.

For more details about the Cloverdale event visit the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival website.

For ideas on other things to do in the area see our articles about Surrey or the Fraser Valley.

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