The Coquitlam Food Truck Festival is an annual event that features a couple of dozen food vendors and an artisan market at Town Centre Park in June.
It’s one of nine similar events put on by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival. Other locations in 2020 include Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Cloverdale, Guildford, Langley, Maple Ridge, Port Moody and Willowbrook.
Due to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus the opening date of the Coquitlam Food Truck Festival has been postponed. The festival now takes place on September 27th, 2020.
For more information visit the Coquitlam Food Truck Festival Facebook page.
Food Truck Festival at Town Centre Park
The Coquitlam Food Truck Festival is a great event at a beautiful venue. There is live music and a wide selection of food to choose from. At the park there is also a fabulous kids’ play area and a beautiful walking trail around Lafarge Lake.
When and Where
In 2020 the Coquitlam Food Truck Festival takes place on Saturday June 6th from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.
The event happens at Coquitlam‘s Town Centre Park which is located at 1299 Pinetree Way.
The trucks usually set up in the parking lot just off Trevor Wingrove Way which is between Lafarge Lake and Percy Perry Stadium.
What to Expect
At the Coquitlam Food Truck Festival you can expect to see twenty or more food truck vendors, up to ten or so artisan vendors, and a musician or band playing live music. On a sunny day you can also expect to see several hundred people, all munching on various tasty treats. Paw Patrol characters are also frequently seen walking around, waving at children and posing for photos.
In 2019, some of the food truck vendors included Guerilla Q BBQ, Slavic Rolls, Tacofino, Taste of Malaysia and Teriyaki Express. Other favourites included Rocky Point Ice Cream, Lenny’s Lemons, Cravings Kettle Corn and Cannoli King. The 2020 vendors have not been released yet so keep checking back for updated.
Artisan vendors at the event in 2019 sold everything from superhero books to jewellery, handmade chocolates, soaps, cookies and other fancy items.
Also at the event in 2019 was a mobile Escape Room, face painting station and photo booth.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit to the Coquitlam Food Truck Festival.
TIP #1: Take public transit if you can. The Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station is just a short walk away.
TIP #2: Town Centre Park is a beautiful park with a wide range of amenities. If you have young children don’t forget to spend time at the playground and water park. Lafarge Lake is also a wonderful spot to walk around.
TIP #3: If you like barbecued ribs be sure to check out the menu at Guerilla Q (if you see them). They have some especially tasty stuff! And if you like Mexican, then Tacofino is also an excellent choice and they are frequently at this event! It’s hard to go wrong with food truck cuisine, but these are two of our favourites!
For more information about the event see the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival website.
To learn more about the area see our article about Coquitlam.
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