Food truck festival coming to Warehouse Arts District

Lawrence doesn’t have many food trucks of its own (I know of just one, the Blissful Bite), but a group plans to import some for a just-announced event in the Warehouse Arts District.

The Kansas Food Truck Festival is tentatively set for 5 to 10 p.m. May 10 in the 800 block of Pennsylvania St., in front of the Cider Gallery. Tickets are $12 (or $10 if you bring canned food items), and proceeds will benefit Just Food. Kids get in free.

Participating food trucks have yet to be announced, but a few other aspects of the festival have been confirmed. In addition to food, the event will feature beer gardens, live music — Truckstop Honeymoon, Psychic Heat and another not-yet-determined band — and kids activities, Cider Gallery general manager Amanda Artigas said. The Cider Gallery will be open for the public to check out the art and the upstairs office space.

Artigas said the festival was hoped to highlight the Warehouse Arts District and let food trucks know they’re welcome in the neighborhood anytime. “We’d like them here, like, daily,” Artigas said, “but events would be great.” For updates on the Kansas Food Truck Festival, keep an eye on facebook.com/ksfoodtruckfest.

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