Food truck fest in Chilliwack saw steady numbers

The weekend total of about 6000 festival attendees at Heritage Park was right in line with projections organizers made last spring.

The food truck festival in Chilliwack attracted about 6000 attendees over two days

There was so much choice from pulled pork, and poutine, to pakoras and beyond.

The Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival was a big hit in Chilliwack over the weekend.

Close to 6,000 people showed up Sept. 20-21 at Heritage Park to sample the varied food truck offering over the two days of the event, said organizer Laine Ogilvie.

“I think it was a great weekend, and having the two days made all the difference,” she said.

Next spring when they return, they hope more trucks will be offering sample sizes, so more people can try a bigger variety of offerings.

“This year everything was way more relaxed and there were hardly any lineups,” she said.

The crowd totals were right in line with projections they made last spring.

Hungry foodies also went online to vote for their favourite trucks of the weekend. The voting results put these three in the first, second and third positions respectively: Dougie Dogs, Varinicey Pakoras and The Bannock Wagon.

Feedback from people was very positive, Ogilvie said, and many had a hard time choosing.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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