By Kelly Kazek | AL.com
Decatur officials hope to lure foodies with a gourmet food festival called Invasion of the Food Trucks.
The event will be from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 27 at Ingalls Harbor at 802 Wilson Street NW. Along with a variety of foods, the event features a car and motorcycle show, live music on two stages, activities for children and a 3D mapping light show. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Neighborhood Christian Center.
Six to 10 mobile vendors will offer a variety of gourmet foods, including Bad News Barbeque, Brain Freeze Mobile, Neon Lily, Rollin Lobstah, Sugar Bell and Chef Will the Palate.
Live music begins at 7 p.m. from Renegades of Funk, 5ive O’Clock Charlie and other acts. A 3D projection mapping light show will coordinate with the music. On a second stage, acts including Josh Allison, Cheryl Llewellyn and DJ Tryptone will be featured.
“Cities across the country have had successful events centered around mobile food vendors in recent years and it’s time we bring the latest dining trend to Decatur,” said Melinda Dunn, president of the Decatur-Morgan County CVB. “The Invasion of the Food Trucks will be an opportunity for a food-lover to taste a delicious mix of some of the best food trucks and carts in the north Alabama area. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy a different type of outdoor dining experience.”
Additional activities include a car show and motorcycle show in the parking lot area. Life South will be accepting blood donations and the Neighborhood Christian Center will have two tents set up for food donations. Beer and wine will be sold inside the pavilion.