KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Spring StrEAT Food Festival

Apr 06, 2017 0 comments
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Spring StrEAT Food Festival

By Rachel Jenkins
Photo courtesy of JPG Photography

You hear that? That’s the sound of an entire neighborhood with rumbling stomachs, ‘cause this weekend is the Spring StrEAT Food Festival in Manayunk! We know it’s exciting, so if the thought of so much good food is leaving you a little scatterbrained, here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know before you head to the festival this Sunday.

When is this all happening?

We’ll be opening for business on Main Street this Sunday, April 9 at 11 a.m., then wrapping up at 5 p.m.

What kind of trucks are going to be there?

Only the best kind. There will be Philadelphia street food trucks, gourmet vendors, restaurant merchants, and retail carts. We’re talking everything from mouthwatering barbecue to international cuisine to sweet desserts. Not to mention homemade oils, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables...

How much does it cost?

This event is free to attend. Just bring some cash for as much street food as you think you can consume in one sitting.

Will the street be closed?

For maximum festival fun, Main Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic during the event.

Who can come?

Any and all street food lovers! Bring the whole family. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors.

What else can I expect?

In honor of spring, we’ll be searching for The Best Strawberry Dish, homemade by our food trucks and gourmet vendors. They’ll be judged by Manayunk food connoisseurs, and vendor participants will be awarded with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize. Then as you wander down Main Street taking in all the smells and treats, there will be three stages for live music at Green Lane, Cotton Street, and Shurs Lane. The schedule will be as follows:

Green Lane Stage

12PM-3PM: The Tisburys

3PM-5PM: Tucker Hill

Cotton Street Stage

11AM-1PM: Andrew Jude

1PM-3PM: Stella Ruze

3PM-5PM: Ben Arnold

Shurs Lane Stage

11AM-2PM: John Gilbride

2PM-5PM: Jamie B. Gallagher

Good food, great music, friendly neighbors - what better way to celebrate spring and spend a lazy Sunday? We’ll see you there, in line for something in a cone or dripping in barbecue sauce.

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