By Mary Ellen Wright | Lancaster Online
We’ve got ourselves a convoy.
A convoy of food trucks, that is.
And they will be converging at Foodstruck: A Food Truck Party in York over Labor Day weekend.
This is the annual free food truck event that’s held in Penn Park, 100 W. College Ave.
And many of the 40 or so popular mobile kitchens that will be descending on the White Rose City park will be from Lancaster County. The event is set for Sunday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About 40 trucks are scheduled to serve a wide variety of food to suit any palate at Foodstruck, which will also feature live music, beer sampling and local vendors.
There’s no cost to get in; you pay for the food you eat from individual food trucks.
There’s also a beer-sampling component to this festival of mobile cuisine.
At Treasure Island at Foodstruck, which will be at Penn Common, 101 W. College Ave., those with a valid photo ID will get a wristband and the ability to buy tokens for 12-ounce pours of beer.
The brew samples will represent Starr Hill, Yards, Great Lakes, Deschutes, New Belgium, Liquid Hero, Lagunitas, Crabbies, Blue Moon, Redd’s and Miller Lite.
There will also be wine, by the bottle and the glass, from wineries including Jackson Square, Allegro, Bee Kind and Adams County Vineyards.
If you buy a $15 VIP ticket (plus a $1.75 fee online) to Treasure Island, you’ll skip the check-in lines; get three beer tokens for three full pours of beer and get a New Belgium Brewing Co. glass.
Others from around the region set to be at the food truck party are: Gourmand, Taco Camino, Kona Ice, Chomp! Chomp! Vietnamese, Spectrum Farm to Truck, Chick N’Cone, The Perk Up Truck, Agin Cajun, Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels, Forno Bova, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Savory’s Pumpkin Funnel Cake, Flying Deutschman, Lil’ Scoops, York City Pretzel Company, Green Bowl, The Roaming Raven, Surf Turf Truck, Smoothie King, Bountiful Feast, Soul Burrito, The Chicken Truck, Here We Dough, Slainte on Wheels, The Cow & the Curd, Sweet Willows Creamery, Mr. Bill’s Qualtiy Seafood, Bistro Lunch Box and Vie Vie’s Gourmet Reubens.
The schedule of live music for the day will be: 11 a.m., The Lone Wolf Project; 12:30 p.m., Devix; 1:45 p.m., Port Ellis; 3 p.m., Dana Alexandra; and 4:30 p.m., The Plums.
There’s free parking in all three of York’s municipal garages and in the parking lots of Junior Achievement, York City Hall and Susan Byrnes Health Education Center, all on South George Street; Crispus Attucks on South Duke Street; St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (after noon) on South Beaver Street; William Penn High School on West College Avenue; and the City of York Lot 13 at Kings Mills Road, Lafayette Street and Manor Street.