It’s going to be a Food Truck Extravaganza from August 19-21, 2022 at the Annual Food Truck Festival in Columbus! Over 50 Food Trucks and Carts will be taking part in the Food Truck Festival at Franklin County Fairgrounds located in Hilliard, Ohio.
The festival was so popular last year, that they are having it at the Franklin County Fairgrounds again, and added a 3rd day for 2022! The fairgrounds allows for more space, more parking, and more fun!
The festival showcases delicious and unique fare from 50+ gourmet food trucks from Ohio and across the Midwest. There will also be over two dozen artisans and crafters and offers live music throughout the weekend.
Festival headliners taking the Main Stage include: Willie Phoenix (Friday), Angela Perley (Saturday), and The Winnie Cooper Project (Sunday). Rounding out the Main Stage are performances by: The Infinite Flower Machine, Adam Paddock, The Deeptones, Trio Fa2, School of Rock, Blue Cats, Birdshack, Zoo Trippin, Andy Shaw Band, Jocef Michael Band, Large Mouth Bass Band, and The Big Badd.
For those looking for a more low-key vibe, the Acoustic Stage is packed with local and regional favorites including: Vivid Gardens, TJ Shoemaker, Eric Nassau, Joey Viola, Freer Hall, Ryan Wilkins, Mark Rhodes, Jared Denen, Jeff Myers, Johnny Moderation, Faye, Cortney Gail, Topher James, Andy Shaw, and Angela Perley.
Special features for 2022
There’s a couple of new features the festival has cooked up for this year.
Don’t miss cooking demonstrations from former OSU Buckeye and Food Network star, Chad Rosenthal.
Rosenthal most recently appeared on “Beat Bobby Flay” where he beat Bobby with his MOTEL FRIED CHICKEN which he will be frying up (using high oleic soybean oil from Ohio farmers) at the festival on Saturday and Sunday courtesy of the United Soybean Board. Guests to the demonstration will also have the opportunity to meet Chad and sample MOTEL FRIED CHICKEN.
There’s also an autograph signing and meet and greet with OSU Men’s Basketball forward Zed Key on Sunday from 1p.m-4 p.m. Festival attendees may bring items to be signed into the festival. Maximum 2 items signed per person with paid festival admission.
Bringing the littles? There’s a special activity area for the youngest foodies in attendance. The Hilliard Historical Village located on the fairgrounds will be a respite for the kiddos with activities and a play area to burn off some energy.
Columbus Food Truck festival tickets
Tickets are $5 for adults/day, or $10 for the whole weekend, and can be purchased at ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com. Children 12 years of age and younger receive free admission, but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
Guests are strongly encouraged to get their tickets before heading to the event as this event is expected to sell out.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and Music Loves Ohio. Both non-profits have an established history of serving children and families in and around Central Ohio.
Columbus Food Truck Festival Hours
Friday August 19th 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia St,
Hilliard, OH 43026
Looking for other festivals to enjoy this year? Check out the huge list of Festivals around Columbus!