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Friends of Fred LLC - ‘Your 1 Stop Shop for ALL Things Food Truck’ – is happy to announce that we are teaming up with the city of Connersville, IN & Sassy Peacock Events to bring you the TRI-STATE FOOD TRUCK BATTLE – You will find links to both the downloadable application & the online electronic application here on this page if you are a Mobile Food Vendor & would like to take part in this GREAT OPPORTUNITY! All Food Vendors from Indiana, Ohio & Kentucky and surrounding areas are invited to show off their FLAVOR! All vendors power must be self-contained & must be permitted (temporary permit will suffice) to vend food in Fayette Co, Indiana - here is the form you fill out & mail in with your payment - Click Here.

Here’s how it will work – each attendee that enters the food area will be given a ballot & their hand will be stamped (so they can only vote once) – one ballot=one vote.

Each participating truck will have a box labeled with their logo that attendees who would like to vote for them will place their ballots in, on the way out of the event.


At the end of the voting period (8:00 pm) the boxes will be collected & an impartial team (appointed by Connersville) will tally the votes (by weight – if any voting in the top 4 is closer than 2 oz apart in weight – those ballots will be hand counted - twice – trucks can have a representative present for the tally process) - and the prizes will be awarded at 9pm – at the end of the event.


1st Place - $5K, the Trophy & ALL the Bragging Rights!

2nd Place - $3K & a Plaque

3rd Place - $1.5K & a Plaque

4th Place - $500


Why Connersville, Indiana??

Connersville is centrally located to the following major cities in the Tri-State Area & just 12 miles from I-70.

  • Indianapolis, IN 1 hr 10 mins (67.6 mi)

  • Dayton, OH 1 hr 12 mins (72.3 mi)

  • Cincinnati, OH 1 hr 24 mins (62.8 mi)

  • Columbus, OH 2 hrs (131 mi)

  • Louisville, KY 2 hrs 29 mins (130 mi)

  • Lexington, KY 2 hrs 25 mins (139 mi)


Mettel Air Field offers ample parking – comfortable areas for each section of this LARGE event!


Here is some additional info to consider -


  • 50-100 food trucks competing

  • Live music all day

  • High Speed Wifi for Vendors ONLY & FREE for Food Vendors

  • Media Coverage: Internet, TV, Radio & Newspaper

  • Tents & tables & chairs for people to lounge, eat & enjoy the music

  • Traffic Control via Police Dept & Volunteers

  • EMS Support

  • Fire Dept Support

  • Trash removal throughout the event


Artisan Vendor Shopping Area

Expanded Kids Activity Area

Adult Activity Area

Corn Hole Area - possible competition

Fly-in Event at the Airport throughout the event

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