Food trucks from around the Mid-South filled the parking lot of Delta Technical College in Horn Lake on Saturday, making sure everyone who came out had their fill.
Sponsored by the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce, the 4th Annual Food Truck Festival was blessed with good weather, plenty of food options, local arts and crafts vendors, fire trucks for the kids to get inside, and a mix of music was put in. crowd enjoying.
Food lovers casually strolled through the parking lot, choosing from barbecue to tamales, chicken wings, burgers, shaved ice, and anything they could fry.
Marcus Thomas, owner of StaMar’s Concessions and Catering, was thrilled with the turnout. This will be his third year attending the Food Truck Festival.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time, I love the atmosphere, and I know my cooking makes people smile when they eat my food,” Thomas said. and put ice cream on top of it.The best part of this job is seeing people try new things for the first time.”
Marcus adds that he is a two-time champion of best finger food in town.
Patricia Allen, owner of Pork Skin Diva, was eager to see what the entrants would be like. This year was her second year participating, and one of her pleasures is letting people choose the flavor of the pig skin. This year’s flavors included Original, BBQ, Sour Cream and many more.
“We needed confirmation that pig skin was the thing to do,” Allen said. “I love the reactions when they see all the flavors we offer.”
All Knight Food Squad, Doughboy Burgers, Grisanti 9 Dough 1, Hicks Foods, Ms Sip Lemonade N Treats, Pat’s Pits & Tamales, Skimke’s Smokin’ n’ Grillin’, SnoBiz and Sweet Brown Sugar also had tracks at the event.
Melanie Gatlin, a DeSoto County local, heard about the festival and wanted to try the different foods. She also took the time to see what the various arts and crafts vendors had to offer.
“The smell of the food truck draws you in and you know what it is,” says Gatlin. “I enjoyed a beautiful day, slowly looking at the art on display while eating different foods.”
Taylor Allen drove up from Memphis to eat good food and let the kids play.
“The chicken wings and bacon, cheddar cheese, and fries for lunch were the delicacies of the All Night Food Squad,” said Allen. “My kids enjoyed spending time with the first responders that were there.”
Festival-goers were also able to vote for the best food truck and categories such as best dessert, best meat and best overall food truck. Pat’s Pit and Tamales won Best Side Item. SnoBiz won Best Entree and Best Dessert.Skim Kez Smokin n’ Grillin’ won People’s Choice and Grand Champion Awards.