Inaugural Food Truck Fest set for Oct. 25 in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The smells of freshly prepared foods will be wafting across parking lots in downtown Chambersburg on Oct. 25 during the inaugural Food Truck Fest.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at least 10 vendors will be scattered around the lots, selling myriad types of cuisine. The event is an expansion of the weekly Sunday Food Trucks on the Square, and there is no cost for patrons to enter.

Among the eateries confirmed as participants are:

● Chameleon 1648 Culinary Services, which offers meatballs, seafood, pasta, soups, stews and salads

● Jenni’s Knife and Spork, which sells sandwiches stuffed with chicken tenders or pork barbecue (and in some cases, both), wings and fries

● Lizzy’s, dishing out American cuisine such as burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries and sundaes

● Rollz on Wheelz Filipino Cuisine, whose menu includes lumpia (fried spring rolls); sweet and sour chicken; pancit (noodles with vegetables, broth and soy sauce); and desserts such as deep-fried cassava, a root vegetable

● Uncle Eddie’s BBQ, which cooks up barbecue favorites such as chicken, brisket and pulled pork

Also on hand will be a truck from Gear House Brewing Co. offering beverages to wash down all the edibles from surrounding vendors. Vice President Erin Miskell said a variety of canned beer will be on hand for to-go sales, including Ninja Boots IPA, Canary in the Coal Mine Blonde Ale and Porter’s Porter. The beer will be for off-site consumption only, and will be sold in single cans or four-packs. Flavored hard seltzers, called Giggle Water, will round out the liquid menu in cherry/key lime, strawberry lemonade and tangerine flavors.

Downtown Chambersburg Inc. President Sam Thrush said the Food Truck Fest can accept up to 15 vendors, which do not have to be from Chambersburg.

He hopes some of the businesses serving their food and drinks at the event will consider opening storefronts in the downtown area. He added that developers might take an interest in some of the vendors and offer them space, as well.

“We just want to keep trying to grow the downtown pie,” Thrush said. “We want to continue to build relationships.”

As an outdoor event, the festival is at the whim of Mother Nature’s mood swings. If the weather is inclement, the event will be canceled. Cancellations will be posted on the Downtown Chambersburg Facebook page (

Sponsors for this first-time event are McCleary Heating & Cooling; Patriot Federal Credit Union; FirstEnergy Foundation; Stouffer Mechanical Contractor; VerStandig Media; and Directional Traffic.

To be considered as a vendor for the festival, contact Thrush at 717-264-7101, ext. 204, or [email protected].

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