2023 TRI-STATE FOOD TRUCK BATTLE - ADDITIONAL INFO

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 form application (requires a Google/gmail account) 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 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 –

one ballot=one vote. Each participating truck will receive a container/box for their customers who would like to vote for them to place their ballots.

 

At the end of the voting period (8:00pm) a Friends of Fred Staff Member will come and collect all of the ballot boxes from the food vendors – then a team will tally the votes (by weight – if any voting in the top 4 is closer than 1 oz apart in weight – those ballots will be hand counted – trucks can have a representative present for the tally process) - and the prizes will be awarded at 10pm – just before the end of the event.

 

1st Place - $5K, a 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

  • Up & Coming HEADLINING music performer/band & additional local musicians (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

Corn Hole Area - possible competition

Looking into doing a Ballon Glow after dark & possibly a Car Show in addition to all the other areas of entertainment.

And this list is being added to all the time!