Ventura, CA: Cafe Society – Food trucks continue to roll across Ventura County

The monthly Foothill Food Truck Fest event at Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura includes views of the coastline.

By Lisa McKinnon  |  Ventura County Star

The monthly Foothill Food Truck Fest event at Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura includes views of the coastline.
The monthly Foothill Food Truck Fest event at Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura 
includes views of the coastline.
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Summer may be about to turn into fall, but monthly food-truck events continue to roll across Ventura County even as the days grow shorter. Here’s a quick guide to where to catch the action.

CAMARILLO: The grounds of the historic Camarillo Ranch House are the setting for the Throwback Thursdays Food Truck Fest, a fundraiser for the Camarillo Ranch Foundationand its programs. It typically takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. On Aug. 27, the event also will include a screening of “The Goonies,” live music by the Tempo Cats and sales of local beer and wine. Can’t make it? Mark your calendars for Sept. 24. (201 Camarillo Ranch Road, 805-389-8182,http://camarilloranch.org)

OXNARD: Organized by the owners of Magnavino Cellars andStrey Cellars as a summer food-truck fling, Food Truckin’ Friday on Rice Avenue will include live music along with World Famous Franks and The Underground Gourmet Food Truckduring its final run from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 28. (951 N. Rice Ave., 805-988-1087, http://www.streycellars.com, and 961 N. Rice Ave., 805-983-2500, http://www.magnavinocellars.com.)

The First Thursdays Gourmet Food Truck event is aptly named: It became the first of Ventura County’s ongoing food truck gatherings in 2011 and continues to take place on the first Thursday of most months from early spring to late winter. Next on the schedule: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Plaza Park, where attendees will find live music and seating at plastic chairs and tables. (500 South C St., 805-385-2705 www.downtownoxnard.org.)

Named for its waterside location in the Channel Islands Harbor, the Wet Wednesdays food truck gathering takes place on the third Wednesday of most months from early spring to late fall. It includes live music and, with beverage purchase, seating on the patios of participating Marine Emporium Landing restaurants. Next on the schedule: 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16. (3600 S. Harbor Blvd., 805-985-5828, http://www.marineemporiumlanding.com.)

PORT HUENEME: Now in its second season, the Hueneme Beach Sunset Supper organized by the Hueneme Chamber of Commerce offers food trucks along with beverages, food and beachside patio seating at the Surfside Seafood café. Final events for the year will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. (550 E. Surfside Drive, 805-488-2023,http://www.huenemechamber.com.)

VENTURA: Presented as an on-site fundraiser for the Poinsettia Pavilion, the Foothill Food Truck Fest takes place on the first Tuesday of most months from spring through late fall. Indoor seating, live music and beer and wine sales are available. Next on the schedule: 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1, when Surf Brewery, Four Brix Winery and the band The Ramblers will be featured. (3451 Foothill Road, 805-648-1143, http://poinsettiapavilion.com.)

As the newest addition to the schedule, Downtown Ventura Food Truck Sunday is still in its trial-run period, with first-Sunday-of-the-month events scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and Oct. 4 in the parking lot next to Bombay Bar & Grill. September’s gathering coincides with Bombay’s 31st annual Beach Party. (143 S. California St., 805-643-4404, http://www.bombayvta.com.)

Launched in the fall of 2013 as a community fundraiser, Midtown Ventura Food Truck Friday rolls into the parking lot at Trader Joe’s at the Pacific View mall on the third Friday of every month. Live music, seating at communal tables and activities for kids are part of the attraction. The next gathering is set for 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18. (103 S. Mills Road, 805-642-0605, http://shoppacificview.com.)

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