Jammin’ Food Truck Fest offers live music and food

Jammin’ Food Truck Fest offers live music and food

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Head to the lower level of Historic Schoenbrunn Village for the eighth annual Jammin’ Food Truck Fest on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At press time more than 10 food trucks and vendors were scheduled to be at the event including Rafter C. Chuckwagon, Cheezylicious, Biscotti by the Bunch, Michael’s Confections, City Diner Food Truck, Ross Mountain, Le Macaron, Three Little Piggies, Messdad’s Concessions, Don Polo Mexican Food and Missions Café.

The food trucks will offer a variety of foods such as barbecue, specialty hot dogs, salads, specialty grilled cheese, cinnamon glazed nuts, macarons, gelato and more.

Come prepared to browse the nonfood vendor area, which will include the Just a Rumor Designs trailer boutique, Color Street, Scentsy, Stretchies & More, Trinity Twin City, Beagle Club, Haff’s Hot Sauce and Pampered Chef.

Family games also will be available including cornhole, jarts and badminton.

Live music will be provided by Saxy Rob from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hunter Skeen and the Forerunners from 2-4 p.m., and Randy Velez from 5-7 p.m. with disc jockey services in between from Hitchcock Sound.

“The event is fun because you have a little bit of everything,” said Taylur Cunningham, marketing coordinator at the Dennison Depot. “You have food. You have good drinks. You have the beer garden, family activities and nonfood vendors. There’s just something for everyone for the whole family to enjoy and live music as well.”

Though the event is free to enter, it is a fundraiser for the museums operated by the Dennison Depot: the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Historic Schoenbrunn Village, and the Museum of Clay Industry and Folk Art.

There are several ways to help. Visitors can make a donation, purchase 50/50 tickets or purchase a wristband for $3 and receive $1 off every drink purchased and $1 off admission to Schoenbrunn Village.

The village is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, and the celebration will continue with a speaker series through spring 2023. On the day of the Food Truck Festival, Schoenbrunn will be open regular hours from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is charged for the village.

New to the village, visitors will be able to see the Shebosh home, which was rebuilt this summer and is nearly complete. The Shebosh home, as with all structures rebuilt in Schoenbrunn, is on its original site. The Shebosh home that was rebuilt in the early 1900s when the village was restored was destroyed by fire. This new log home features two stories and a large porch.

There will be kids activities available in the school, and visitors can have a quiet moment in the church. New signage inside the visitor center and at each cabin was created by the Ohio History Connection for the 250th to add more insight into life at the village during 1772-77 when they were forced to abandon Schoenbrunn shortly after the start of the Revolutionary War.

Another way to support the museums is to purchase a sampler ticket for $10. Each sampler ticket is good for four samples at participating food trucks or a soft drink or water at the drink tent. The sampler ticket is a good way to try a variety of the food or to feed children.

“All proceeds made from the event will go towards the museums. Everything helps the museums and helps their operating costs,” Cunningham said.

The event offers an opportunity to enjoy a whole day in the outdoors. Organizers have heard many good comments from visitors to the event in the past.

“A lot of people do camp out for the whole day. They bring their lawn chairs, camp out in front of the stage, eat, and enjoy the outdoors, family and friends,” Cunningham said. “They love to sit and listen to the music and enjoy the whole day.”

Premier Sponsors include Wendy’s and Dover Hydraulics, the Supporter Sponsor is Trinity Twin City Medical Center, the Live Music Sponsors are WTUZ Radio and Superior Clay Corp., and the General Event Sponsors include Bowerston Shale Company, R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, and Connolly, Hillyer and Ong Attorneys at Law.

The leafy backdrop in the lower level of Historic Schoenbrunn Village makes this event one to enjoy and remember.

“I just think it’s a great event,” Cunningham said. “It’s one of my favorites.”

Any new food or other vendors and volunteers who would like to join the event should call the Dennison Depot Railroad Museum at 740-922-6776.

More food trucks and vendors may be added. A complete list of food trucks and vendors will be released on the Jammin’ Food Truck Fest event page on Facebook.