Baltimore, MD: Hit the Trifecta – Food Truck and Music Festival returns to Fairgrounds

Food Truck Festival can get rockin'

By Lisa Harlow  |  The Dundalk Eagle

On Saturday, July 27 from Noon to 11pm, the 4th Annual Trifecta Food Truck and Music Festival will return to the racetrack infield at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. With more than 40 of Maryland’s favorite food trucks, the Trifecta Food Truck and Music Festival is the largest gathering of food trucks in Baltimore County.

The Fairgrounds infield will be feature diverse dining options, live music, local craft beers and cocktails, more than 50 local artisans, fashion trucks, a mechanical bull, MCW Wrestling, moon bounces, dunk tank, arts and crafts for kids, a pie-eating contest, an appearance by The Oriole bird, Santa and more. A family-friendly event, Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult and parking is free.

“Finding the perfect balance between throwing a big party with quality food trucks, the best local bands, and providing a space for the entire family to enjoy was the goal,” said Trifecta’s promoter Paul Manna. “So many of Maryland’s most popular events are held in the city. I feel Baltimore County deserves a large scale event like this they can call their own.”

Among the food trucks will be award-winning Gypsy Queen, Jimmy’s on the Go, Kooper’s Chowhound, Greek on the Street, Iced Gems Baking, The Smoking Swine, Mexican On The Run and many more. Favorite local eateries such as The Local Oyster, Dangerously Delicious Pies and Zeke’s Coffee will also be on hand.

Festival goers will find a wide variety of options such as crab cakes, pit beef, Indian, vegetarian, pizza, sandwiches, donuts, pretzels, Asian, tacos, Greek, Jamaican, BBQ, burgers, funnel cakes, ice cream and Santa’s favorite food – cookies.

“Mrs. Claus and I had a fantastic time last year, and are looking forward to this week’s repeat event. The music was amazing, the food truck selection was unprecedented, and there was a good variety of craft vendors. We expect this year to be even better,” said Brian K. Marchetti, a professional Santa for hire from Essex who will be spreading some “Christmas in July” joy at the event.

“This weekend is supposed to be nice, much cooler than the last two weeks, so those folks who have been hiding inside with the AC need to come out to the Trifecta Food Truck and Music Festival and see ole Santa,” said Marchetti. “It’s the best place to go and try a variety of new foods, with many ethnic favorites being offered. But my favorite part is the music – it’s a great mix of top entertainment.”

The festival will feature a full day of live bands hosted by Baltimore’s own Rodney Henry, owner of Dangerously Delicious Pies and first runner-up of Food Network’s “Next Food Network Star.” The “Dangerously Delicious Infield Stage” will feature a diverse band lineup headlined by Several Species Pink Floyd Experience.

Baltimore favorites Kelly Bell Band and Jah Works will be back for their fourth year at Trifecta, and both will be performing special sets. Kelly Bell Band will be introducing a never before done set called, “Rhythm & Phat Blues Revue,” featuring classic R&B tunes, complete with a horn section, and Jah Works will perform a one-time only set of Bob Marley songs.

“Trifecta has a plethora of quality food, top-notch live entertainment, cool vendors, creative art, and so many other opportunities to have a great time. We invite ourselves back every year,” said Kelly Bell.

Other acts include Petty Coat Junction, an all-star lineup of local musicians paying tribute to the late Tom Petty in their debut at Trifecta; Crushing Day, with an all 90s rock set; local favorite Kanye Twitty playing all the songs on your favorite mix tape; and Chapel Road, who will kick off the festival with a set of rockin’ country.

The festival will offer more than 14,000 square feet of shade under six large tents with plenty of tables and chairs. Guests can bring pop up tents no larger than 10’X10’, but tent space is first come first serve and on a limited basis when gates open at Noon. Folding chairs and blankets are allowed on site.

4th Annual Trifecta Food Truck and Music Festival — Saturday, July 27 from Noon to 11 p.m.

Maryland State Fairgrounds — 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Tickets: $20.00. Children under 12 are free with paying adult. Parking is free and available directly inside the main gate of fairgrounds off of York Road. There is also Free parking off of Deereco Road at the Park & Ride. The festival is a Rain or Shine event.

8:45 > SEVERAL SPECIES [The PINK FLOYD Experience]

7:20-8:20 > KELLY BELL BAND [Rhythm & Blues Revue]

6:00-7:00 > JAH WORKS [Bob Marley Set]

4:40-5:40 > PETTY COAT JUNCTION [Tom Petty Tribute]

3:20-4:20 > KANYE TWITTY [The Ultimate Mix Tape]

2:00-3:00 > CRUSHING DAY [All 90’s Rock Set]

1:00-1:40 > CHAPEL ROAD [Rockin’ Country]