Food Truck Festival

Discover Cottage Grove proudly presents the Cottage Grove Food Truck Festival

The inaugural Cottage Grove Food Truck Festival was held on Sept. 16, 2023. Stay tuned for more information on next year's Food Truck Festival!

It’s official, the Cottage Grove Food Truck Festival hosted by Discover Cottage Grove is coming to town Saturday, September 16!

Not only will 20+ food trucks be selling their unique street eats, global cuisines, and delectable desserts at this free event but from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., festival goers will also be able to enjoy live entertainment from Revved Up! and the Red Rock Swing Band, beer garden brews (and more) and sit back while the kids play on the playground, jump on the bounce house, or join the kids activities. Join us! You deserve it after a fun-filled summer full of activities and getting those kids back in school. We’ll see you Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kingston Park. 

What can guests expect?

  • Free attendance into the festival.
  • Free parking.
  • Pet friendly event (leash required).
  • Indoor restrooms and portable restrooms
  • ATM on site
  • Nursing mothers tent on site
  • Large festival grounds with enough green space to play, roam or picnic
  • Shaded outdoor pavilion and large tent with plenty of picnic tables
  • Playground and kids activities, including two bouncy houses
  • Cornhole tournament
  • Park trails
  • Water fountains on site

What food vendors will be at the event?

How should guests prepare to enjoy the day?

Since this is our first Food Truck Festival it’s hard to anticipate attendance, but we are expecting a large crowd. While we will have picnic tables and places to sit on-site, but we cannot guarantee seating. Take the guesswork out of the equation and prepare for the best possible experience by following the tips below.

  • Bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blanket.
  • Have cash on hand. All food trucks will accept cash, and most will take cards as well. An ATM will be available on site. 
  • Expect lines. Food truck events of this scale typically draw thousands of people.
  • Remember: While the lines look long, staff are well-versed in serving large numbers of people quickly. Just because a long is long, doesn’t mean you will necessarily wait long.
  • Come with a group and split up into different lines. Meet back up and share your food selections. This way, you’ll be able to try more food without standing in lines as often.
  • Review the posted menus so you know what you want to order before you get to the ordering window. Those in line behind you will appreciate it.
  • Share picnic tables with others and clean items off the table when you’re finished. Garbage and recycling containers will be abundant, and we love leaving our parks cleaner than when we came.

Cornhole Tournament

The Cottage Grove Food Truck Festival thanks One Family for sponsoring and putting on the Switcholio cornhole tournament!

The details:
  • This will be an open tournament with 3 tiers (depending on the number of players.
  • Registration is set at $10 per player, which will go towards the winner’s pot.
  • The tournament will start at 10 a.m. at Kingston Park.
    • Day-of registration will be allowed until the tournament starts. 

Download the app from the links below to sign up for Scoreholio and register for this event. The app will notify you when it’s your turn to play, keep track of your stats and send you messages from the tournament organizers. Space is limited so register soon! Come and enjoy some delicious food, cold drinks and a whole lot of fun!

Helpful links:

Cottage Grove Food Truck Fest Cornhole Tournament

Learn more about Switcholio

Download the Scoreholio app for iPhone
Download the Scoreholio app for Andriod

Cottage Grove Food Truck Fest is Hosted by

Event Sponsors

Cottage Grove Lions, Beverage Sponsor
Dodge Nature Center, Kids Activities Sponsor
SoWashCo CARES, Charity Sponsor

3M, Event Sponsor

Cottage Grove Area, Chamber of Commerce

Tennis Sanitation

One Family, Cornhole Sponsor

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