LOWVILLE — Food Truck Fridays in Lewis County are back again for their third year, beginning June 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Local acoustic guitarist and singer Phil Dumond will be performing throughout the evening and a number of lawn games will be available for attendees to play within their own group or with new Food Truck Friday friends, said originator and organizer Brittany Davis.
The games will include giant Jenga, cornhole and splatter ball, to name a few.
There are 11 trucks confirmed to participate in June and a number of others still signing-up for the other two Friday feasting sessions in July and August.
Mrs. Davis said there will be plenty of the food truck classics like burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and a variety of fried foods from trucks like Rainman Rays of Great Bend, Tug Hill Lunchbox of Copenhagen, City Dawgs of Watertown, Lamont’s Food Fair of Glenfield, Humble Palace from Croghan, the Winded Peddler from Boonville and Rapidz from Massena.
Barbecue will be provided by Driftwood BBQ of Evans Mills and Lowville’s own Squishy’s BBQ while some new fare will also pull up on the Fairgrounds grass.
The Adirondack Eatery of Forestport will supply healthy soups and sandwiches, a new take on tacos will come from Twisted Tacos from Baldwinsville and Brake from the Grind will serve fresh local products, “farm to truck.”
Hot stuffed paninis are to be offered by The Press from Watertown and Kim’s Cheesecake on a Stick will make its way down from Clayton just in time for dessert, or to offer dessert for dinner.
Mrs. Davis said not every truck will be at every event, so enthusiasts have to attend all three to make sure they experience all the options.
The idea for the rain-or-shine event came to Mrs. Davis in a flash one day at work, she said.
“It was simple and it hadn’t been done here before. I thought the community needed an event to bring people together, to eat good food, listen to good music and have some fun,” Mrs. Davis said.
The Lewis County Agricultural Society has once again donated use of the fairgrounds and in addition to the “active community members” who have provided the primary financial support for the event since it began, this year, Mrs. Davis said, organizers have sought out sponsorship from local organizations and businesses.
The Up! Coalition is the platinum sponsor for the June event, Northern Credit Union for July and AmeriCU for the August gathering.
The North Country Prenatal and Perinatal council is the sole gold sponsor and Hand in Hand Early Childhood Center, Lowville Sport and Farm, Kuhls Creekside Embroidery and Eating in Upstate NY + Beyond are all silver sponsors.
Mrs. Davis said proceeds, after all bills are paid, are given to a local charity each year.
For more information about Food Truck Fridays, go to the event’s Facebook page at wdt.me/foodtruckfridays