Exciting news is “ahoof” for the 6th annual Main Street Food Truck Festival (MSFTF) scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2016.
“Last year a record 25,000 people came to Main Street in Little Rock for the festival,” said Gabe Holmstrom, executive director of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership (DLRP). “This year we’ll be buzzing with even more activity as we welcome back our favorite food trucks, craft vendors, buskers and…have a special visit from the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales!”
First introduced in 1933 after the repeal of Prohibition, the Clydesdales have served as a living symbol of not just Budweiser, but the unconquerable American spirit as well for over 80 years. They are famous for their appearances in parades, television broadcasts and even Presidential inaugurations. The Clydesdales will be available for photo opportunities at the MSFTF.
The 2016 downtown Little Rock festival will span six city blocks on Main Street as well as three blocks west on Capitol Avenue, offering street eats from 58 food trucks and food carts, artists at work, juried craft selections, buskers located on each block, Heifer International and ACANSA children’s activities, and well stocked beer gardens selling the coldest beer in town!
Also, new this year is a “pop-up” from Center to Spring streets on Capitol Avenue created by members of the DLRP Financial Quarter Group and studioMAIN. This group of stakeholders and architects, working to rebrand and reenergize a 30-block area downtown including Capitol Avenue, will create a block of activities introducing the possibilities for the area.
Attendees can enjoy the festival activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street will be blocked off from 3rd to 9th streets and Main to Spring streets on Capitol Avenue. Entrance to the festival is free. Organizers say almost 400 volunteers will assist with the event. Co-chairs for the 2016 MSFTF are Michael Sullivan, Cloud Media, and Bryce Nall, Golden Eagle of Arkansas.