Looking for something fun to do over Labor Day weekend? Come to the 4th Annual Virginia Food Truck Battle on Sunday, 9/2.
Looking for something fun to do over Labor Day weekend? Come to the 4th Annual Virginia Food Truck Battle on Sunday, 9/2. Located at the Augusta Expo in Fishersville, VA, the festival features 18 food truck competitors, 8 local breweries and vineyards, a special kids area with entertainment and activities, live music, and artisan/craft vendors. Gates open at 12:30 pm for General Admission Tickets ($10 in advance or $15 at the door) and Beer Tasting General Admission Tickets ($25 and includes a tasting glass, 2 oz sample of the 6 competing beers, and a chance to vote for your favorite brew). If you don’t want to miss a thing, come at 11:30 with a VIP Ticket ($40 in advance or $45 at the door) to receive a sample from 6 of the competing food trucks, 6 beer tastings, and a chance to vote on your favorites from both categories. Children 6 and under are free with a ticket-holding adult.
Taste the best of Virginia–and the world–with this year’s diverse selection of food trucks.
- Pachamama Peru: This Charlottesville-based food truck serves Peruvian food made with local meats and produce.
- Mouth Wide Open: Also from Charlottesville, the American-inspired gourmet menu reflects the owners’ travels across the country.
- El Chilango Mexican Food: Traveling to this year’s battle from Arlington, El Chilango’s Facebook page is filled with rave reviews of their tacos.
- Sourdough Pizza Co.: Fresh, homemade pizza with a sourdough crust from Forest, VA.
- Hops Kitchen: Based out of Waynesboro’s Basic City Brewery, they describe their menu as “everything but the kitchen sink.” You’ll find flavors from all over the world and the country.
- Moe’s Original BBQ: With Alabama roots and a headquarters in Charlottesville, Moe’s makes Southern-style barbecue sandwiches and platters.
- 106 Street Food: This isn’t your grandfather’s street food! 106 serves high quality, freshly made sandwiches with locally sourced ingredients. They also hail from Charlottesville.
- Sallie’s Kitchen: Soul food from Richmond, VA.
- Master Sargent BBQ: This is another veteran-owned business serving up South Carolina-style barbecue from Southwest Virginia.
- The Black Pearl: Fried and steamed seafood from Southeast Virginia.
- Matchsticks BBQ: This barbecue truck from Williamsburg uses slow cooking to create authentic, wood-smoked barbecue.
Shenandoah Valley Food Trucks
We’re especially excited to cheer for these local small businesses.
- Rocks Money Pit BBQ: This award-winning food truck from Greenville keeps their menu short and sweet with iconic barbecue sandwiches and sides.
- Holy Smokes BBQ: This Waynesboro-based barbecue truck mixes classic and modern offerings in their menu.
- Gloria’s Pupuseria: Salvadoran food from Staunton, VA
- Breakfast Bus: A favorite of JMU staff and students, this Harrisonburg-based food truck serves breakfast sandwiches, empanadas, doughnuts, and more.
- Grillzilla Pizza: Also from Harrisonburg, this food truck makes pizza from scratch with local ingredients.
- Paella Perfecta: Welcome back another Harrisonburg gem and the 2017 winner of the The Virginia Food Truck Battle. Paella Perfecta serves authentic Spanish tapas and paella.
- Chubbee Monkee: This veteran-owned food truck is based in Stuarts Draft, Augusta County, and serves cheesesteaks, steak burgers, and other American favorites.
What’s better than getting together for live music, tasty food, and refreshing brews? All of these things, PLUS the good feeling you get from knowing the event proceeds will benefit a worthwhile organization. The MaDee Project funds national research to find a cure for pediatric cancer. It also provides financial support to pediatric cancer patients and their families who need help with medical expenses and other costs related to cancer treatment and care. The Project operates in and serves families from Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro. Here at F&M, we’re thrilled to support an event that will benefit a wonderful local cause .
We hope to see you at The Virginia Food Truck Battle on September 2nd. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with and support the greater Shenandoah Valley community. As the oldest community bank in Rockingham County, we have a deep love for the Valley and its people, and we’re excited to sponsor this fun and charitable event. Help us spread the word by liking the Food Truck Battle’s Facebook page and inviting your friends.