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Our Saugerties, NY Visit 8-21-14

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View the pictures from our visit here!   

Last Thursday I traveled to Saugerties, NY (just about half way between New York City and Albany) to attend the Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival. And, as is the case with many food truck events and festivals, this event is organized by an informal group of food trucks from the Hudson Valley area of New York State. This one is held monthly from June through October. So, if you live or will be in the area, you still have two months left to attend this fun community event with friends or family.  

I added two hours to my day of travel by heading to the Bronx before heading to Saugerties. While in the Bronx I met my sister (and had a Sabrett Hot Dog from a cart at Yankee Stadium) and she traveled to Saugerties with me for quick family getaway! Unfortunately, in the case of my visit with my sister, Thursday was quite overcast and the forecast for heavy rain effected attendance. Although, to me, it seemed that there was a steady stream of customers all evening long, I was told that this night did not reflect the bigger crowds that normally show up for this wonderful, monthly gathering for this party of people, food trucks, live music, and beer and wine. 

Ah, but the rain did hold off long enough for me to get to meet and talk to the hospitable and engaging food truck operators in attendance and sample the well prepared and delectable food that they had to offer. Of the 11 mobile food vendors in attendance I had only personally seen one of them before, Slidin' Dirty Food Truck and Catering, at an event last year in Troy, NY.

It was, as it always is, tremendous to connect with so many small business owners and, at this particular event, some who had been on the road for a number of years and others who were new to the business and one that was actually at their very first event.  And, I got to teach my sister the art of eating at multiple food trucks at a single event!

You can view the full details about the Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival in Saugerties, NY here!

Here is the list of trucks that I was able to meet in person and was fortunate enough to try their food. 

View the pictures from our visit here!

At www.FoodTrucksIn.com we are committed to being the best source for food trucks and food truck customers to find each other by providing locations of food trucks and information about the food truck community. As part of that commitment, we have developed tools and features for food trucks to use to promote and grow their business, and we visit as many cities as we can to meet as many operators and customers as we can. We are dedicated to the food truck industry and their customers. And, bringing them together. 

Now, every time we complete one of our road/food truck trips, having met many wonderful food truckers, eaten an enormous amount of their great food and met so many interesting local people, we will post the trucks that we've had the pleasure to see, being grateful for that opportunity yet regretting the food trucks and people that we have missed!