By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz | Cape Cod Times
EAST FALMOUTH — A food truck festival at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds has grown in size once again this year.
On Saturday, a crowd estimated to be about twice as large as last year’s 3,500 guests hopped between the 26 mobile restaurants and munched on cuisine that included everything from lobster rolls and tacos to alcoholic ice cream pops.
Laura Fioriollo, of Sandwich, sat in the grass with her 7-year-old son Zachary, enjoying the breezy summer day.
“We were drawn to the fried chicken truck, the Big Daddy’s, because we have a young 7-year-old who will eat nothing but fried food,” Fioriollo said. “We might check out the waffle truck after that and then the adult ice cream … for sure.”
Trisha Cortes, of Cotuit, went a more exotic route for her first food truck experience and tried chorizo, which had pesto and several sauces, she explained.
“A friend is waiting on line, and has been for the past 45 minutes, for the cannolis. It hasn’t stopped all day,” Cortes said, referring to the popularity of the truck. “I think the music is terrific, you can hear it from any part of the grounds.”
This year, Food Truck Festivals of America partnered with Cape Cod Broadcasting Media, and popular music played throughout the day.
“Amazing. Better than ever. It was probably one of the best festivals we’ve done ever and we’ve done a lot of them, over 30,” said Anne-Marie Aigner, executive director of Food Truck Festivals of America. “Today was just perfect and were already booked for next year.”
Aside from the food and music, crafters from the e-commerce website Etsy sellers also sold their handmade goods at the fair.
Nicole Costello, Middleboro, is on Etsy as Lowlybookworm and creates custom folded books that are used as home decor. The pages of the books are folded into the shapes of animals, characters, or letters.
“It was very good. I’m very impressed,” she said about her first time selling her products at a food truck festival.