Just about everything’s on the menu at food truck festival

The Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival rolls into Langley City.

Will it be mini donuts and tacos or perogies and corndogs for lunch?

The Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival (FVFTF) brings together a couple dozen travelling restaurants June 4 in Langley City.

The first festival was in Chilliwack in 2014. About 7,000 people showed up.

Laine Ogilvie, owner of Memory Laine Events, expects comparable numbers for Langley City.

“We have anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 attendees per event, depending on weather and location,” she said. “Only rain impacts the event. If it does rain, we always have lots of covered seating. Sunshine and overcast draw the largest crowds.”

Since then, food trucks based all around the region have come together for events in various communities.

The FVFTF was in Cloverdale in early April and will be headed to Fort Langley Sept. 10.

In 2015, organizers added an artisan market.

“We have Tupperware, baked goods, clothing, home decor, jewelry, plants, and more,” she added.

The FVFTF comes to Douglas Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Some of the food trucks take cash only, but organizers bring ATMs to the site, and people are allowed to bring their dogs.

“The trucks in the Fraser Valley don’t have the opportunity to go it alone,” Ogilvie explained. “Municipalities do not allow food trucks to set up and sell on the side of the road like they do in Vancouver. We do these events to create awareness for these trucks and try to help them make a go of their business. Now that we have been doing these for a few years some municipalities are starting to talk about allowed road side sales.”

To tempt people’s palates, the organizers are offering free food.

“Facebook users just need to find our post and mention who they would share their free meals with. We randomly select two winners each day,” Ogilvie explained.


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