Food truck rally returns


Event set for May 20 at fairgrounds

By Melody Vallieu - mvallieu@civitasmedia.com



Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Kyleen Green hands out an order from the Tin Roof during the First Gourmet Food Truck Competition and Rally in 2015 at the Miami County Fairgrounds.


TROY — County residents and beyond should prepare themselves for a feast like no other when the Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition returns for the third year from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 20 at the Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy.

Nearly 50 food trucks already are on board to feed the masses at the annual event, according to Roberta Jacobs, event co-chair and director of the Miami County Agricultural Society. Jill Wright, secretary and manager of the MCAS, also is co-chairing the event.

“The choices are just magnificent this year,” Wright said. “The event just keeps growing in size and enthusiasm. We’re very proud of what we have accomplished and believe people will be pretty darn happy with the variety again this year.”

Jacobs said Asian, Mexican, Korean and Hawaiian cultures will be represented, to name a few. The event also will feature sandwiches of every kind imaginable, Jacobs said, including pitas, barbecue, Philly steak and cheese and po’ boys.

Side items will include everything from french fries, deep fried mushrooms and onion rings to soft pretzels and cole slaw.

For those with special dietary needs, there’s no need to worry, Jacobs said; that is taken care of as well. She said gluten-free, vegetarian, sugar-free and kid-friendly items also are on the menu at the various trucks.

And then there’s the desserts: waffles, cookies, cupcakes and ice cream — and everything in between — to soothe one’s sweet tooth, Jacob said.

“Everything a sweet tooth could desire,” Jacobs said.

You’ll also need something to wash all that food down, so visit Shannon’s Southern Style Sweet Tea, which offers different flavors of tea, or there will be blended fruit and veggie drinks, shaved ice and beer and wine for sale, according to Wright.

The Merchants’ Building will be open for attendees to eat inside out of the sun or in case of inclement weather, Jacobs said.

While you’re enjoying all the food truck rally has to offer, entertainment will be plentiful throughout the day, including a barn chock-full of arts and crafts, Wright said. The Troy Strawberry Festival Home Grown Talent semi-finals will begin at noon, followed by DJ Bruce Adamson at 3 p.m. and The American Kings, a classic rock band, at 7 p.m. The Miami Valley Kruzers will have a collector vehicle show on-site from 2-5 p.m.

The 10th annual Upper Valley Fiber Fest and the Miami County Goat Breeder show also will be on-site the same day, she said.

Wright and Jacobs invite the public to come out, enjoy some entertainment and socialize.

“It really just is a great day out with friends and family to try some creative foods and enjoy the great spring weather,” Wright said.

Jacobs agrees. “The public has been so supportive, I can’t wait to see everyone out and about that day,” she said. “We’re hoping for great weather, and we’ll provide the good food.”

Funds raised will help with improvements to the fairgrounds.

Sponsors for the food truck rally include Hobart, Honda Power Sports of Troy, Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance, Rhythm & Food Festival, Speedway, Taylor Renee Creatives, Troy Daily News/Piqua Daily Call and the Troy Moose.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Kyleen Green hands out an order from the Tin Roof during the First Gourmet Food Truck Competition and Rally in 2015 at the Miami County Fairgrounds.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_150516aw_Gourmet_TinRoof.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Kyleen Green hands out an order from the Tin Roof during the First Gourmet Food Truck Competition and Rally in 2015 at the Miami County Fairgrounds.
Event set for May 20 at fairgrounds

By Melody Vallieu

mvallieu@civitasmedia.com