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Food Truck Day Planned for Frontier Park Oct. 4

St. Charles Parks Department plans city's first large-scale food truck event.

Food trucks will converge in for the city's first large-scale food truck event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. 

is organizing the event, which Director Maralee Britton hopes will be similar to the monthly Food Truck Friday events at Tower Grove Park, hosted by Sauce Magazine.

"We're starting to look at food trucks in a much different light. It's more gourmet food now than what you might have seen at a carnival," she said. "While some of our cohorts in the St. Louis area had been doing some of these types of events, it had not spread yet to this side of the river." 

Cities in St. Charles County have varying rules for food trucks, which may be the reason not many venture into the County regularly. Some cities, like O'Fallon, prohibit food trucks, while St. Peters and St. Charles require vendors to get approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission. 

Since this event is happening in the park, food trucks will only be have to get a temporary license from St. Charles County Health Department and provide proof of insurance to participate. 

Britton said they are hoping to get a craft beer vendor and a wine vendor and someone to provide background music as well. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. 

"The food trucks is definitely something new for us," Britton said. "We have not typically in the past been an event department... Our city is saturated with events, we want to be cautious that we choose something that's not a a typical event."

She said she's hopeful food trucks in Frontier will bring a much broader base of people from throughout the region. 

Kalen Ponche October 02, 2012 at 09:48 PM
@pegell3 I haven't heard anything about coolers being prohibited. They are certainly normally allowed in the park.
Kalen Ponche October 03, 2012 at 01:36 PM
OK update on the cooler info from TJ Slattery, who is a Parks Board member: "Coolers with soft drinks and water are allowed into the park for city sponsored events, however no outside alcohol can be brought in or taken out of the park. It will be available for purchase through from Trailhead Brewery and Winery of the Little Hills."
srob October 04, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Does anyone know if I can bring my dog to this?
Kalen Ponche October 04, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I don't know for sure- but I would guess so if he is on a leash. I think dogs are normally allowed in the park.
coree October 05, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Will they have another Food Truck Day or is that it?

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