This Memorial Day Weekend the Chattanooga Street Food Festivalreturns, but with an expanded schedule. Normally a one day event, the festival will begin on Saturday, May 26th this year to kick off the Chattanooga Football Club game at Finley Stadium. Saturday will be a day of eating (over 2 dozen food trucks will be on site)…and sporting. Live music will add to the festivities in the afternoon.
On Sunday, May 27th, the food trucks will be joined by the regular Sunday Market. If it sounds like a jam-packed day, it is. Local and regional food trucks will “squeeze in” on Carter Street, right at the Market entrance where street music and beer trucks enhance the party. Underneath the First Tennessee Pavilion, guests will find an abundance of farmers, artists and food purveyors for their weekly shopping. Fresh flowers vendors are always a popular “go to” this time of year.
What else is new this year? On Saturday, all of the food truck vendors will be cooking off to win a Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, AL this November. This earns that food truck a guaranteed (and paid) spot in the competition and automatically pre-qualifies them to compete. Visitors to the Market will ultimately decide since the most popular truck by sales will win.
This event is FREE and is pay-as-you-go, so it is a great opportunity to come hungry and snack through the festival.