Hey all! The weather is becoming cool and beautiful so now would be the perfect time to go out and enjoy good food, right? Well, not only is the Fun Fun Fun Fest coming up this weekend, but so is the 1st Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival! By the way, did I mention that going to the event is free?
In the Daily Texan yesterday, an article ran about the upcoming 1st Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival on November 6. It’s a new event at Auditorium Shores, right between Lady Bird Lake and the Palmer Events Center. It’s definitely accessible from campus by car, bus, bike, or even walking if you’re adventurous. It’s going to be a collection of over 30 food trailers from around Austin, competing for your love and money to ultimately earn bragging rights as best trailer food of the festival.
So now you’re wondering, what exactly is going to be happening at this festival? Well, first off, these 30+ food trailers are going to be offering samples of their food for $3 or less each. Check out the menus, the trailers and events on their website. I’m especially excited since there are a lot of trailers I’ve been dying to check out like Holy Cacao with their incredible cake balls and Man Bites Dog, which is actually featured in the Daily Texan article. There are also going to be trailers that I’ve reviewed such as Chi’Lantro and I’ll finally be able to check out Gourdough’s.
However, the event’s not just food, though it will be the main entertainment. There is also going to be live music from people like Noise Revival Orchestra, Ruby Jane and Junior Brown. If that’s not enough for you and the kids, there will also be sideshows like Storytime from BookPeople and Acrobatics that include Cirque Dreams Illumination. Finally, there is going to be a Cook-Off with KGSR and Le Cordon Bleu to determine “Best of the Fest.” Winner gets bragging rights and advertising as well as their signature dish to be prepared by Le Cordon Bleu. We voters get a little something too with a chance at passes to performances at KGSR Music Lounge.
Festival begins at 11am and continues to 8pm so bring lots of cash with you! Though some places may accept credit cards, it will be predominantly cash only. However, don’t fret if you forget as there will be ATMs available (nobody said how far the “available” range is though…). Dress for the weather as it’ll probably be quite cold, bring a camera, and even your dog if you like! It’s a picnic festival after all, just you don’t have to bring the food. You can bring water though. Leave the sodas and alcoholic beverages to the professionals please. Definitely, checking out the website is a must since the details are there as well as an FAQ letting you know what’s allowed and not allowed (basically, all picnic stuff A-OK and other stuff is NO).
If I go this weekend, I’ll definitely post up how the event was with lots of tasty pictures. If there’s enough material, it might split into two posts! Yay! Let’s see, I did attend this event so here is the savory post and the dessert post for the festival. Hope to see you there! 😛