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Grand Forks Food Truck Festival returns this weekend

The event, now in its second year, runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and from will feature food offerings from regional staples such as cheese curds and mini donuts to other offerings such as gourmet mac & cheese, walleye wraps and everything else in between. Parking is free, and most vendors will accept credit and debit cards, but ATMs will also be available.

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The Grand Forks Food Truck Festival is returning at the Grand Cities Mall from Aug. 27-29.

The event, now in its second year, runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and from will feature food offerings from regional staples such as cheese curds and mini donuts to other offerings such as gourmet mac & cheese, walleye wraps and everything else in between. Parking is free, and most vendors will accept credit and debit cards, but ATMs will also be available.

Rumors Sports Bar, Grill & Casino will be providing a full cash ‘bier garten,’ but people of all ages will be welcome in the food truck area. Each day of the festival will offer a themed food truck competition, with Friday being dubbed ‘Sweet Tooth Taste Test,’ ‘Makin’ Bacon Challenge’ on Saturday and ‘Best of Oktoberfest’ on Sunday. Several food trucks will prepare a specialty food item for that day’s competition.

“Last year, we knew the situation wasn’t perfect but also realized the community had missed out on so many of these types of events, so we safely and successfully held a festival to the scale that made sense,” event organizer Mike Schmitz said in a release. “This year, we’ve hand-picked a selection of 17 mobile food vendors, most of whom missed out on 20-30 events last year.”

Jacob Holley joined the Grand Forks Herald as its business reporter in June 2021.

Holley's beat at the Grand Forks Herald is broad and includes a variety of topics, including small business, national trends and more.

Readers can reach Holley at jholley@gfherald.com.Follow him on Twitter @JakeHolleyMedia.
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