View online edition


Food Trucks on The Ave

by Russell Swanson, Exec. Dir., VDID, Main Street Vineland
Come hungry as the Food Trucks on The Ave festival returns to downtown Vineland for the sixth year this Sunday, August 27, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Landis Avenue and the Boulevard.
This sizzling mega-event is roaring back and should be a highlight of your summer calendar. Admission is free and the event is organized by Main Street Vineland, with Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union as the major sponsor and Newfield National Bank as the Entertainment Sponsor. It will feature more than 25 food trucks—and a packed lineup of continuous entertainment and activities.
Choose from a wide variety of delicious foods available from the food trucks—Battiato’s Ice Cream Cones, Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ, Chank’s Grab-n-Go, Chimney Cake Factory, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cubano X-Press, Dan’s Waffles, House of Cupcakes, J.R.’s Hot Dogs, Kona Ice, Mr. Taco, Pirate Pete’s Soda Co., The Little Sicilian Riceballs, Sierra Juarez Mr. Corn, Sweet Tooth, Twisted Steaks, and Wipe Out Eats, Jeremiah’s Food Truck, The Pasta Truck, Chef Steve’s Popcorn, Maui Ice, Ladybug Sweets & Treats, Johnson’s Pizza Queen, The Crabby Chef, Macs and Munchies, Drea One Stop Shop. (See pages 10-11 for a map of participating food trucks!)
The proceedings will kick off at 11 a.m. with the official ribbon-cutting. DJ Ant Gambino (Gambino Entertainment) will provide non-stop entertainment on the Entertainment Stage from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Click to enlarge.

Activities in the Kid’s Corner will include bounce houses, Fire Department interactive activities, games, face painting, and more.

Stop by and visit the various non-food vendors on site, as well.
Our previous Food Trucks on The Ave events were off the charts—a wide variety of great food—and a festive atmosphere. The people have shown that this is something they don’t want to miss.
The previous festivals surpassed the expectations of everyone, including the experts, according to Main Street Vineland Associate Director Robert Scarpa, and the intention is to make this year’s event just as good.
“We’ve brought over 9,000 people to The Ave each year and so many of the participating vendors want to come back this year,” he said. “Vineland has become a destination for food trucks from near and far. Come early, stay late, and enjoy!”
The latest information on this year’s festival can be found on the event’s dedicated website,
For more information on this and all Main Street Vineland events, call the Main Street Vineland office at 856-794-8653, visit the organization’s website at, or visit it on Facebook.
* * *
While you’re downtown at our Food Truck Festival, be sure to take a stroll down Landis Avenue and look at the bronze sculptures on display between the 400 and 800 blocks. Stop in to say hi to our businesses and restaurants as you pass by. More info at n

On the Ave