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Columbus Food Truck Festival

August 21

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One event on August 22, 2021 12:00 am at 12:00 am

Columbus Food Truck Festival at Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, Ohio!

The pair behind the Midwest’s premier food truck event,
Chas Kaplan and Mike Gallichio, are thrilled to announce the return of the Columbus Food
Truck Festival.

The event, celebrating ten years in 2021, is set to take place on Saturday,
August 21 and Sunday, August 22 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds located in Hilliard, Ohio.
Originally set to take place along the Scioto Mile in Downtown Columbus, the event is
relocating this year to the Franklin County Fairgrounds primarily due to permit timing. “Planning
for such a large-scale event like the Columbus Food Truck Festival is a year-round endeavour
and the city was holding on event permitting until June due to COVID-19…and we totally
understand that,” said Co-organizer Mike Gallicchio. He continued, “because we work with over
100 small businesses and entrepreneurs, we owe it to them to give them as much time as
possible to make business decisions.”
In addition to a move to the Franklin County Fairgrounds, enhanced safety protocols such as
ticketing will be implemented this year to allow for capacity monitoring. “Ticketing the event
allows us to control the flow of guests into the festival to prevent it from overcrowding,” said
Co-organizer Chas Kaplan. “It also allows us to plan better for seating areas and other
accommodations like hand-washing stations and restroom facilities.”
The festival showcases delicious and unique fare from 50+ gourmet food trucks from Ohio and

across the Midwest. All of these businesses are eager and excited to finally be able to get back
to “business.” “The mobile food industry relies heavily on events like the Columbus Food Truck
Festival to make their bottom lines. The shut-downs impacted this industry tremendously,” said
Kaplan. “We are glad to be able to help in a small way by holding the festival this year, and
hope central Ohio foodies come out and support these small businesses.”

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