Texas Trucklandia Fest, Austin’s food truck taste-off for charity and a sweet $10,000 prize, is holding its 5th annual competition Oct. 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Austin-American Statesman grounds. This time, they’re adding live music, a full bar, and a reality TV star’s truck.
The winner will walk with $10,000 and bragging rights for the next year, and local charity Keep Austin Fed takes home a portion of the ticket sale earnings. More than 24 food trucks have signed up for this year’s event.
Trucklandia has morphed over the years, but this year promises to be a full day of eating, drinking, dancing, and overall revelry.
What’s the Deal With Trucklandia?
Buy a Tasting Judge ticket for a sample at each participating food truck, and rights to vote for the grand prize winner. Trucklandia is limiting judge tickets to 1,000 this year, so competing trucks can provide enough samples to satisfy attendees. This means lines will be more manageable from the guest perspective, and prep time for samples will be more reasonable for the food trucks.
If you want to check out the scene and hear live music, but want to select which food trucks you sample, then buy a General Admission ticket instead.