More trucks, more beer, more food at Northglenn carnival

Food trucks return for fourth annual festival of food

Posted 5/7/19

Beer pairs well with food trucks, at least during Northglenn’s annual celebration for spring eating. “Last year we did a brew festival on Saturday and it was very successful — but just for a …

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More trucks, more beer, more food at Northglenn carnival

Food trucks return for fourth annual festival of food

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Beer pairs well with food trucks, at least during Northglenn’s annual celebration for spring eating.

“Last year we did a brew festival on Saturday and it was very successful — but just for a few hours,” said Steven Stokes, event supervisor for the city of Northglenn. “People clearly wanted those microbrews, so we have seven brewers coming this year and a distillery pouring all of our mixed drinks throughout the whole weekend. So that’s significantly more than we offered last year.”

The Food Truck Carnival, Northglenn’s signature spring event, returns May 10 through 12 to Northglenn City Hall, featuring more trucks than ever, more varieties of food, music and carnival rides.

This year’s event features 91 food trucks confirmed, with fare ranging from asian fare to barbecue and seafood and from desserts to pizza, burgers and breakfast foods.

“There’s more of everything, more trucks, more food, and different rides,” Stokes said.

The event drew 18 trucks for the weekend in 2016, its first year. That number increased to 65 in 2017 and it hosted 85 trucks last year.

For this year’s event, the site will host 31 trucks Friday and 30 per day Saturday and Sunday.

They’ll also bring in nine design trucks, featuring retail items — women’s clothing and accessories, gifts and truck devoted to Crocs, the puffy plastic shoes. A new addition this year, Jack’s Axe Throwing, invites people to throw axes at a target inside the truck.

“It’s super fun, a good way to relieve a little stress,” Stokes said.

The event is free to attend but food is purchased from the vendors. Carnival rides cost between $3 and $6 each but carnival wristbands cost $30 per day — $25 with a coupon printed from the festival’s website, www.foodtruckcarnival.com.

This year’s festival will also feature an ice carving contest at 4 p.m. Saturday in honor of Northglenn’s 50th anniversary.

“Two carvers will go head-to-head,” Stokes said. “One is carving a trout, the other a swan. Both are things you can see find on Webster Lake at certain times of the year.”

Parking

Organizers suggest carnival attendees park on the east side of I-25 and south of 120th Avenue at the Wagon Road Park-n-Ride. A pedestrian underpass connects to the Northglenn city complex and the park, with an eight minute walk.

Northglenn Food Truck Carnival

Northglenn City Hall, 120th Avenue and Community Center Drive

Friday, May 10

Event is open from 4-9 p.m. featuring carnival rides, retail trucks, live music and fare from 31 different food trucks.

Saturday, May 11

Event is open from noon. to 9 p.m. featuring carnival rides, retail trucks, live music and fare from 30 different food trucks. Brew battle runs form 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 12

Event is open from noon to 5 p.m. featuring carnival rides, retail trucks, live music and fare from 25 different food trucks. (The carnival may stay open as late as 10 p.m. depending on demand and the size of the crowd.)

For more info, to get a $5 ride coupon and a full list of trucks, go to www.foodtruckcarnival.com.

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