New Hampshire’s Food Truck Festivals and Events
To say that food truck festivals are popular would be an understatement; they seem to be popping up every weekend in every corner of the Granite State (and we’re very okay with the trend!). If you’ve never been before, a food truck festival is basically a gathering of food trucks at one location and there’s usually also music and entertainment. Some food truck festivals charge an admission fee, which is usually fairly nominal and is donated to a non-profit or goes to cover the cost of renting the space of facility.
The best part about a food truck festival is that it offers something for everyone’s palate, from desserts to BBQ to tacos and everything in between. The events are generally kid-friendly (sometimes even pet-friendly), so it’s fun for the whole family or the perfect date with a group of friends.
Here are 16 food truck festivals happening in New Hampshire that we think you need to know about.
NH’s Ultimate Food Truck and Specialty Food Festival
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Where: Dover Ice Arena
110 Portland Ave., Dover
More info: facebook.com/NHFoodFestival
Alton Food Truck Event
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Prospect Mountain High School
242 Suncook Valley Rd., Alton
More info: facebook.com/events/655527528234730
Great Bay Food Truck Festival
When: Saturday May 4, 2019 from 12-5 p.m.
Where: Stratham Hill Park
270 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham
More info: exeterarea.org/events/details/great-bay-food-truck-festival-8613
Exit 20 Food Truck Festival
When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12-5 p.m.
Where: Tanger Outlets
120 Laconia Rd., Tilton
More info: lakesregionchamber.org/events/details/exit-20-food-truck-festival-at-tanger-outlet-37650
Rochester Food Truck SpringFest
When: Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 12-5 p.m.
Where: Lilac Mall
5 Milton Rd., Rochester
More info: facebook.com/events/295871951364391
Food Trucks for CASA NH
When: From Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Where: Southern New Hampshire University
250 North River Rd., Manchester
More info: https://foodtrucksforcasa.com
3rd Annual Seacoast Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1-7 p.m.
Where: The Falls Chamber of Commerce
58 High St., Somersworth
More info: facebook.com/events/2231364010442458
Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival
When: June 14-16, 2019
Where: Anheuser Busch Brewery
221 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack
More info: facebook.com/events/303967813609510
Lebanon Food Truck Festival
When: June 21-22, 2019
Where: Colburn Park Historic District
51 North Park St., Lebanon
More info: facebook.com/events/939530969589625
3rd Annual Amherst NH Food Truck Festival
When: Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Amherst Garden Center
305 Route 101, Amherst
More info: facebook.com/events/1111211249039825
Strafford NH Food Truck Festival
When: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Water St., Strafford
More info: facebook.com/events/273787656839603
Black Mountain Food Truck Festival
When: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Black Mountain
373 Black Mountain Rd., Jackson
More info: facebook.com/events/419901448821246
Great New England BBQ & Food Truck Festival
When: August 10-11, 2019
Where: Hampshire Dome at Hampshire Hills
50 Emerson Rd., Milford
More info: gnecraftartisanshows.com/summer-bbq-%26-food-truck
6th Annual New Hampshire Food Truck Festival
When: Sunday, August 18 from 12-5 p.m.
Where: Cisco Brewers
35 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth
More info: foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/new-hampshire/
New London Food Truck Festival
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: New London Recreation Department
Where: 375 Main St., New London
More info: facebook.com/events/1585070951636723