Keep on trucking at Rotary Park food fest

November 25, 2017

THE Food Truck Festival is heading to regional Victoria in 2018 with a five-day festival in Echuca this January.

Kicking off the regional leg of the tour the event is part of the largest number of food truck festivals to hit Australia.

The community can feast on Melbourne’s best food trucks and a craft beer bar and enjoy family entertainment and, to make the most of it, strike a tent with on-site camping for up to six nights.

The exclusive campsite comes with new facilities for guests and easy access to the five-day festival.

Food Truck Park directors Frank Rusitovski and Dean Trpeski said they were ‘‘pumped’’ to take the trucks on the road — and to Echuca-Moama.

“The food truck culture is a huge part of Melbourne and now we want to share the love of street food in new neighbourhoods craving cultural events.

“Our plan is to take these events on the road in Victoria and interstate during the next 12 months,” Mr Rusitovski said.

Echuca-Moama Rotary Club services director Greg Hansford said his club was excited about the prospect of utilising the Rotary Community Park on the banks of the Campaspe River for the inaugural food truck event.

“We have no doubt our communities will embrace such an event and with its organisers bringing their expertise and experience in this area we are sure the festival will be successful and the foundation for many such festivals in the future.”

The Food Truck Festival Echuca is expected to have one of the largest line-ups to take to the highway, with more than 30 operators in rotation.

The festival will also feature the miniature steam railway, vintage car show, steam engines and displays creating fun for the whole family.

The full line-up will be announced closer to the event.

The festival will be held from Wednesday, January 3 to Sunday, January 7 and entry is free with a voluntary gold coin donation.

All funds raised at the gate will go to the Cure for MND Foundation.

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