LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Food stuff Truck Pageant returns Saturday to Biggs Park Shopping mall with far more food items, additional enjoyment and extra time for folks to sample a large array of culinary choices.
A overall of 22 vehicles are expected to flood the mall’s parking good deal, at 2800 North Elm St., for Lumberton’s initial foodstuff truck pageant of the 12 months. Every little thing from southern delicacies and smoked barbecue to frozen treats and Jamaican, Indian and Venezuelan cuisine will be provided at this year’s festival which will operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., an prolonged two hours.
The year’s lineup consists of Mama Nem’s, T’s Grill, Pita Excellent, The Pineapple Plug, Smokin Dees BBQ, Dosa on Wheels, Tacos Costa Grande, How ‘Bout Burger, xQuisito International Foods, Alamo Snow, Mr. P’s Slushy, The Corner Venezuelan Food items, 876 Flavaz, Welcoming Tacos, Sweet Frog, Gettin’ Sauced in the City, Jerk Box, Soule’ Coffee, Don Taco y Su Pandilla and Family Affair Hometown Cooking.
“We’ll have a small bit of every thing — collard wraps, someone’s cooking chitterlings. We’ll have a ton of stuff,” claimed festival organizer and Lumberton entrepreneur J Blake.
The supreme goal of the competition is to expose Robeson County to the food items not so typical to the region. He reported he has succeeded in that purpose.
“Everything I do is different and out there, far-fetched and people just definitely grasp it. People go out to have a excellent time and test points they’ve in no way experimented with in their life,” Blake mentioned.
This will be the third food truck festival sponsored by the Major That Dessert Bar, which is owned Blake. With this remaining the third installment, Blake is functioning out kinks to assure the competition is much better than the past.
New this calendar year will be a beverage station, an spot entirely devoted to serving a variety of refreshments as perfectly frozen treats to festival-goers.
“It’s heading to be a substantial tent at the extremely, pretty, extremely back of the pageant,” Blake claimed. “We’ll have each sort of soda you can assume of, drinking water, lemonade and slushies.”
Also all through this year’s festival, Blake will be testing out ”Skip the Line” VIP wristbands amid distributors and volunteers. Band holders will be granted the selection of skipping strains. If it is a accomplishment, a constrained amount of bands will be prolonged to the general public for obtain for the up coming scheduled Lumberton Food Truck Festival.
“There’s going to be a total other line for this skip the line function at each and every solitary food stuff seller,” Blake mentioned.
Musical guests will execute 30-moment to hour-prolonged sets through the festival with “Blessed and Established,” AKA B.A.D., headlining for the 2nd time with a show from 5 to 6 p.m.
“They’re phenomenal. They headlined the festival previous calendar year and people today truly, actually beloved them. There was a enormous crowd so we’re bringing them again to form of established it off a person additional time,” Blake claimed.
B.A.D. is a workforce of producers, engineers, songwriters and artists from Lumberton who have been producing music for the previous 10 years.
Other performances on the lineup include Konsum Us from 11-11:30 a.m., Edi Feugo from midday-12:30 p.m., a Michael Jackson impersonator from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ak! Niran from 1:30-2 p.m., William Prize from 2:30-3 p.m., and Excess fat Mack from 3:30-4 p.m.
Tomeka Sinclair can be arrived at at [email protected] or 910-416-5865.