Introducing … The South Milwaukee Food Truck Festival!

Another cool new event for our city … and it’s coming up quickly.

The area’s top food trucks are planning a stop in downtown South Milwaukee.

I’m excited to announce the first-ever South Milwaukee Food Truck Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Food Truck Alliance. The event — planned for noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, on 11th and Milwaukee Avenues, site of the farmers’ market — will feature a number of the area’s top trucks and live music throughout the afternoon.

Already committed to attend: Streetza Pizza, Gouda Girls, Eats & Treats, Meat on the Street, Simmer, and Hattie’s, with more to come.

The event will go before the city council for formal approval this Tuesday.

Mark your calendars, save your appetite, and help me spread the word.

This will be a huge hit. Besides great food, these trucks have huge followings and fans from across the area that have yet to discover our fair city. We’re expecting there will good spillover business to our existing downtown stores.

And this is just the start to our downtown summer. From this to the farmers’ market to the return to the outdoor movies to Evening on the Avenue to the Heritage Days Parade — and more — downtown South Milwaukee will be hopping in 2015.

Look for a full list of downtown events coming soon.

One more note: To get a sense of how big these food trucks are and the reach they have, consider the award-winning Streetza Pizza. Owned by South Milwaukee resident Scott Baitinger, it has 12,500 Twitter followers. And that’s just one truck.

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9 responses to “Introducing … The South Milwaukee Food Truck Festival!

  1. Cory Peterson

    What a great idea! There are so many family friendly events here in South Milwaukee, I love the small town feel and yet so close to the big city. Keep up the great work Erik and South Milwaukee!

  2. Nels Monson

    This is good news! What with the Downtown Market, Movie Night, last year’s excellent “Drama at the Depot” event, and now this – we are making great strides in creating a sort of outdoor community center at the “Depot Park” area. Coupled with the new volleyball leagues at Grant Park Beach, South Milwaukee is finally starting to play to it’s strengths. Bravo!

  3. Elissa Mross

    Great idea!

  4. nicole

    Will you be having other vendors at this event?

  5. Do you have an updated list of vendors? Would sure like to see Indian Fry Bread truck and maybe some Mexican Food too?

  6. Joel

    Is it OK to bring my dog?😎

  7. How can other vendors become a part of this event? Heavenly Cuisine on the go, LLC food truck would love to participate. http://www.heavenlycuisineonthego.com

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