Naples, FL: Inaugural Food Truck Wars event at Six Bends, Ft Myers

By Liz Rivera Otts  |  Naples Daily News


Six Bends is bringing the best food trucks in Florida to compete in the inaugural Food Truck Wars on Saturday, April 16 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The latest in a series of Food Truck Wars around the state, the competition will also include a kid zone, beer garden and live entertainment.

Food Truck Wars will feature more than 40 gourmet food trucks from all over the state dishing up a variety of food at an average $6.00 to $8.00 a plate. Each truck is competing to win an award: Top Ticket Taker, Top Food Sales, Delectable Desserts, Causal Cuisine and the highly coveted People’s Choice Award. All who attend are encouraged to cast their vote for the best meal at the Voter Station and meet the celebrity judges. Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Jim Whaples, Chairmen Emeritus Central Florida, will lead food truck judging and the award ceremony.

Beyond the tasty treats that await visitors, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment by local band Electric Lipstick, cold drinks in the beer garden, a kid zone ($5.00 admission), and much more. A portion of proceeds will benefit local charities.

This event includes free admission, complementary parking and is open to the public, all ages and ‘foodies’ welcome. Sponsors include: Rotary Club of Fort Myers South and Fort Myers South-Sunset, Beasley Broadcasting, Bright House Networks, Geico, Visit Central Florida, and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

For additional information about this and other upcoming Six Bends events, contact Taylor Loethen at For information about sponsorship opportunities and other Food Truck Wars events around the state, contact Food Truck Crazy, Inc at or 407-296-5882.

Six Bends is located off exit 131 at the Southeast corner of I-75 and Daniels Parkway at 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers. The 16.5-acre property, hosts the state-of-the-art 54,000 square foot Six Bends Harley-Davidson, Top Rocker Field, gathering space called The Plaza, and a separate fire pit area dubbed “The Pit,” where weekly Sundays at the Pit are held. For additional information on upcoming events, contact Taylor L. at For rental space availability or other questions relating to Six Bends, please call 239- 275-4647.