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Two Local Food Truck Festivals Coming to Hudson County This Spring

by Kate Lombardo
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One of the best things about living in Hudson County is the wide array of food and drink festival options available throughout the year. From Hoboken’s Arts + Music Festival to Jersey City’s Craft Beer + Wine Fests, the options are endless. This year, a new type of festival is coming to Hudson County with two local food truck festivals happening in Bayonne on April 28th and Jersey City on May 5th. The best part? Both are extremely affordable and family friendly, so they’re perfect for everyone. Read on below for the full details on both of these upcoming foodie events: 


Bayonne Food Truck Fest

Photo @milksugarlovejc via Instagram

The Bayonne Food Truck Fest,  hosted by the City of Bayonne, will take place this Saturday, April 28th from 12:00PM-6:00PM.  22nd through 24th Streets & Avenue E in Bayonne will be completely closed down as vendors park their food trucks for the public to enjoy. Admission to the festival is free and is perfect for all ages. Along with your favorite local food trucks, you can also expect to enjoy live music throughout the day played by The Nerds, The Suyat Band and Rated Fresh.

This family-friendly event will have kids rides, sand art, face painting, and more. Plus, furry friends are welcome so feel free to bring your pup along for the day as well.

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Over 20 food vendors will be at the event including Milk Sugar LoveEmpanada Guy, Pizza Vita, Mobile Mardis Gras, and Mozzarepas to name a few. For those 21 and older, you can also stop by the beer + wine garden to grab a cold drink of your choice to pair with your food.

Date: April 28th
Time: 12-6:00PM
Admission Price: Free!
Location: 22nd through 24th Streets & Avenue E in Bayonne


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Jersey City Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Fest

Photo @incrediballsfoodtruck via Instagram

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, then the Jersey City Food Truck Fest is a perfect fit. The festival will take place in the URBY parking lot directly across the street from the Harborside Lightrail stop in Jersey City. The entire community is invited to this outdoor event — and admission is free for those 12 and under {and $5 for everyone else}.

20+ local food truck vendors will be in attendance providing eclectic cuisine options. You can expect to see Incrediballs, Kimchi Grill, Mordi’s Schnitzel, Johnny’s Pork Roll, Soda City, and more. The bands for the event are TBA bands but live music will be playing throughout the day. There will also be a Kentucky Derby Viewing Party on a large outdoor screen that will be brought in just for this event.

The event is a perfect way to spend the day with friends and family. Adults can enjoy the beer garden while kids enjoy face-painting, sand art, and kiddie rides.  This event is also pet-friendly so feel free to let your furbaby join you for the day {note- this event is on blacktop so be careful of those puppy paws if it’s hot out!}. 

Date: May 5th
Time: 12-6:00PM
Admission Price: $5, free for those 12 and under
Location: Urby Parking Lot at the intersection of Green and Bay Street in Jersey City


This post is sponsored, but we love food trucks soooo you don’t have to convince us to attend, just sayin’.

Looking forward to both of these great events? Tell us which Food Trucks you’re most excited to test out in the comments below!


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