The Cloverdale Food Truck Festival features food trucks, an artisan market and live entertainment at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
In 2022 the event takes place in a slightly new format and is bigger and better than ever! This year it’s called Food Truck Wars and it involves around 40 food trucks instead of the usual 20 or so. The event happens on the weekend of April 8th, 9th and 10th.
Visit the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival‘s website for full details about the event.
Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Cloverdale
If you’re looking for a wide selection of food truck cuisine, kid-friendly activities and free live entertainment in Surrey, then the Cloverdale Food Truck Festival is a good event to check out. The event also features both DJ music and live entertainment.
When and Where
In 2022 the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival presents Food Truck Wars which takes place at the Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds (at 6050 176th Street) on April 8th, 9th and 10th.
On the Friday, the event runs from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. On the Saturday, it opens at 11:00 am and closes at 8:00 pm. Then, on the Sunday, on the last day of the event, it runs from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.
Labelled as “Vancouver’s Largest Food Truck Festival”, this special Food Truck Wars event in Cloverdale is family-friendly with free admission. Unlike previous years, the 2022 event offers an impressive total of 40 food trucks over the weekend (which is about double the usual number). There is also a stage for music entertainment along with a market with local vendors. Drinks such as beer and wine are also available.
Food Truck Participants
Examples of the food trucks participating in 2022’s event include the following:
- Lemon Heaven – several flavours of freshly squeezed lemonade
- Street Dogs – a food truck vendor that’s famous for its hot dogs
- Reel Mac & Cheese – gourmet macaroni and cheese with popular movie names
- Old Country Pierogi – homemade Eastern European-inspired cuisine
- Crema Ice Cream – tasty desserts with a Latino and Asian influence
- Shameless Buns – creative sandwiches, fries and more with a Filipino influence
- Kyu Grill – popular Japanese and Hawaiian dishes
- Mo Bacon – a bacon lover’s dream menu
- Betty’s Greek Honey Ballz – serving traditional Greek dessert items
- Salt Spring Noodle Bar – a variety of Thai-style noodle boxes
- Shawarma Time – Middle Eastern shawarma and wraps
- Nonna Cucina – Italian meat and vegetable paninis
- Tin Lizzy Donuts – one of the Lower Mainland’s most famous mini donut companies
- Guerilla Q – classic southern BBQ menu items
For a full list of participating food truck vendors, including information about their menus, see the official Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival.
Artisan Vendors and Other Activities
The Cloverdale Food Truck Festival has happened in past years, although not in its new Food Truck Wars format. About half a dozen artisan vendors were at the event in 2019. Because of COVID-19, there were no market vendors in 2021, and the event didn’t happen in 2020 at all.
In 2022 there are between around 8 and a dozen market vendors each day. The busiest day for the market is the Saturday.
Other things at the Cloverdale Food Truck Festival in 2022 and other years include a beer garden, face painting station, DJ music and other activities. There is also live entertainment.
OTHER FOOD TRUCK EVENTS
Other events hosted by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in 2022 take place in the following communities:
- Richmond – on April 29th to May 1st
- Coquitlam – on May 7th and 8th
- Chilliwack – on June 4th and 5th
- Langley – on June 18th (as part of Community Day)
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 have included Port Moody, Guildford, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Langley and Maple Ridge.
For more details about the Cloverdale event visit the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver Calendar of Events
- Vancouver on a Budget
- Lower Mainland Festivals & Events
- Surrey’s Best Restaurants