The Cloverdale Food Truck Festival features food trucks, an artisan market and live entertainment at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
The event normally happens in May. It was postponed last year, because of COVID-19, and took place later in the year as a smaller drive-thru-style event.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2021?
In 2021 a series of drive-thru food truck events take place in the spring. One at the Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds happens on the Saturday and Sunday of April 24th and 25th. See the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival website for details.
Similar to other events produced by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival, the Cloverdale event is a family-friendly event with free admission.
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 at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The event date was postponed, however, and eventually took place in a drive-thru format with about eight vendors
In 2021 a smaller than usual version of the event happens at the same venue and during the same hours on the weekend of April 24th and 25th. Eight or so trucks are expected on the fairgrounds in an area just past the wooden archway off 176th Street. The same as usual, admission is free – you just pay for your food.
Food Truck Participants
Food trucks participating in 2019’s event included the following (and 2021 participants will likely be comparable, although likely fewer in number):
- 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
Artisan Vendors and Other Activities
About half a dozen artisan vendors were also at the event in 2019. Because of COVID-19, there were no market vendors last year and likely none again in 2021.
- 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 hopefully again in future years 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
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.
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