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Princeton TruckFest 2015

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ABOUT

From 2-6 PM on April 25, over 15 food trucks and a variety of entertainment acts will unite for a free, open-to-the-public afternoon of musical performances and street food. All food sales will go towards fighting food insecurity in New Jersey. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The event will occur on Prospect Avenue from Washington Road to Roper Lane. This section of the road will be closed to cars from 12:30 - 6:30 PM. Attendance to the concerts is free of charge, but in order to get food from the trucks, attendees must buy tickets at one of the ticket booths at the event. All proceeds from TruckFest will go to the Send Hunger Packing Initiative and Meals on Wheels. 

Please see "Tickets" for more information on their sale, price, and availability. 

 

Graphics by Hannah Miller

Day 25: Day of the Event!!

Today's the day! Below is the TruckFest Map, Menu, and Entertainment Schedule.

Day 24:

Today we’d like to announce one more great truck that will be at the event tomorrow: Kona Ice NJ! Visit the Kona Ice truck to enjoy gluten-free, fat-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free, high fructose corn syrup-free  shaved ice in over 40 awesome flavors!

Day 23:

Today we’d like to let you know about our TruckFest giveaway at the event! There will be chances to win fun prizes from Small World, WildFlour Bakery/Cafe, Whole Earth Center, LiLLiPiES, Princeton Tour Company and more!

Day 22:

We’d like to announce another great sponsor today! Thanks so much to Smacktive for supporting TruckFest 2015!

Day 21:

Today we’d like to remind you that tickets will be sold outside in front of Frist Campus Center on Friday, April 24th and inside Frist from 12-6pm and on Saturday, April 25th from 10am-1pm. Tickets will also be sold starting at 1:30 at the event on Saturday, April 25th.

Day 20:

Follow TruckFest on instagram (@Princetontruckfest) between today and Thursday to be entered into a contest to win a free food ticket for TruckFest! Multiple winners will be announced!

Day 19:

Bringing kids to TruckFest? Check out the Twirl Toy Shop play tent! There we be lots of fun new toys like magnatiles, squigz, jazzmitton, bubbles and more!


Day 18:

Today we’d like to remind all members of the classes of ‘16, ‘17, and ‘18 and all graduate students that your student governments will have a free ticket for you at TruckFest!

Day 17:

Today we’d like to thank two more of our great sponsors: the Motley Fool and the Graduate Student Government!

Day 16:

Truck 12: Buttercream Cupcake Food Truck!! Come check out the Buttercream Cupcake Food Truck at TruckFest! Visit this truck on April 25th to enjoy delicious chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, and banana cupcakes. Follow TruckFest on instagram (@princetontruckfest) and twitter (@ptontruckfest)!

Day 15:

Entertainment! Student performers at Princeton TruckFest this year include dance groups BAC, Sympoh, and BodyHype, a musical act by the Benchwarmers, and the Princeton Magicians’ Club!

Day 14:

Truck 11: Dapper Dogs!! Come check out the Dapper Dogs truck at TruckFest! Visit this truck on April 25th to enjoy unique hot dogs with a variety of toppings. Follow TruckFest on instagram (@princetontruckfest) and twitter (@ptontruckfest)!

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Day 13:

Truck 10: Pompier Catering!! Come check out the Pompier Catering truck at TruckFest! Visit this truck on April 25th to enjoy hand-crafted, locally produced gourmet food including sandwiches, wraps, and sides. Follow TruckFest on instagram (@princetontruckfest) and twitter (@ptontruckfest)!

Day 12:

Truck 8: Nina’s Waffles and Ice Cream!! Come check out the Nina’s Waffles and Ice Cream truck at TruckFest! Visit this truck on April 25th to enjoy handcrafted ice cream, homemade waffle, and more delicious treats. Follow TruckFest on instagram (@princetontruckfest) and twitter (@ptontruckfest)!

Day 11:

Truck 8: BrazBQ!! Come check out the BrazBQ truck at TruckFest! Visit the BrazBQ truck on April 25th to enjoy delicious Brazilian food. Follow TruckFest on instagram (@princetontruckfest) and twitter (@ptontruckfest)!

Day 10:

TruckFest would like to take today to thank its generous sponsors! The Princeton Prospect Foundation, the Pace Council for Civic Values in the Pace Center, the Student Projects Board, edWeb, and Worldwide Learning Services have all made generous contributions to ensure all proceeds of TruckFest go to charity.

Day 9:

Truck 7: El Lechon de Negron!! Come check out the El Lechon de Negron truck at TruckFest! Visit the El Lechon de Negron truck on April 25th to enjoy authentic and gourmet Puerto Rican Cuisine. Follow TruckFest on instagram (@princetontruckfest) and twitter (@ptontruckfest)!

Day 8:

Truck 6: Mausam Curry and Bites!! Come check out the Mausam Curry and Bites truck at TruckFest! Visit the Mausam Curry and Bites truck on April 25th to enjoy delicious traditional Indian cuisine including curry, chaat, samosas and kati rolls. Follow TruckFest on instagram (@princetontruckfest) and twitter (@ptontruckfest)!

Day 7:

Truck 5: Tico’s!! We’re excited to announce that Tico’s Juice Truck will be returning to TruckFest! Visit the Tico’s Truck on April 25th to enjoy delicious, healthy food and freshly-made juices! Follow TruckFest on instagram (@princetontruckfest) and twitter (@ptontruckfest)!

Day 6:

Truck 4: Pura Vida!! We’re excited to announce that the Pura Vida Truck will be returning to TruckFest! They specialize in tacos, including chicken, pulled pork, and vegetarian options.

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Day 5:

Truck 3: The Taco Truck!! We’re excited to announce that The Taco Truck truck will be returning to TruckFest! Visit the Taco Truck on April 25th to enjoy some Mexican taqueria cuisine!

Day 4:

Truck 2: The Feed Truck! We’re excited to announce that The Feed Truck will be at TruckFest on April 25th! They serve farm-to-fork, all-day, all-night breakfast fare – handcrafted egg sandwiches and breakfast tacos, complemented by housemade preserves, tator-tots and fresh-brewed coffee.

Day 3: 

Truck 1: Undrgrnd Donuts! We’re excited to announce that the Undrgrnd Donuts truck will be returning to TruckFest on April 25th!

Day 2: This year, proceeds from TruckFest will go to two incredible organizations that battle hunger and food insecurity in our local community: Mercer Street Friend’s Send Hunger Packing Program and Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing. The Send Hunger Packing Program partners with 15 local schools to provide 500+ children at-risk for hunger with a backpack filled with nutritious meals and snacks to take home with them every Friday afternoon. Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing delivers 50,000 meals to 400+ homebound individuals every year, providing individuals who are otherwise unable to leave their home to purchase food with nutritious hot meals and cold sides five days a week. Check out their websites: http://www.mowte.org/ and http://mercerstreetfriends.org/!

Day 1: We are excited to announce the start of the 25 Days of TruckFest!! Since TruckFest is now 25 DAYS away, we will be posting a TruckFest announcement on this page every day until the day of the event (April 25th!). Keep a look out for updates about our awesome trucks, sponsors, causes, and entertainment!!

2015 Trucks:

UNDRGRND DONUTS

Undrgrnd donuts specializes in fresh, hot, handmade specialty donuts made from local, fresh ingredients.

 


THE FEED TRUCK

The Feed Truck serves farm-to-fork, all-day, all-night breakfast fare – handcrafted egg sandwiches and breakfast tacos, complemented by housemade preserves, tator-tots and fresh-brewed coffee.


THE TACO TRUCK

The Taco Truck serves  delicious Mexican taqueria cuisine!


BrazBQ

BrazBQ offers a variety of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and tacos filled with your choice of steak, sausage, ham, beef ribs, or chicken! 


TICO'S EATERY AND JUICE BAR

Tico's Eatery and Juice Bar hails from Princeton, NJ, and serves smoothies, juices, and healthy meals. 

 

PURA VIDA

Pura Vida is a new food truck specializing in tacos, including chicken, pulled pork, and vegetarian options.

EL LECHON DE NEGRON

The El Lechon de Negron truck serves authentic and gourmet Puerto Rican Cuisine!


NINA'S WAFFLES AND ICE CREAM

Nina's Waffles and Ice Cream serves handcrafted ice cream, homemade waffle, and more delicious treats!

BUTTERCREAM CUPCAKES

Buttercream cupcakes serves delicious chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, and banana cupcakes. 

 

 

KONA ICE NJ

KONa ice nj serves gluten-free, fat-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free, and high fructose corn syrup-free shaved ice in over 40 awesome flavors!

TruckFest 2015 Causes

 
 

This year, all proceeds from TruckFest will go to two amazing organizations.

The first organization is the Send Hunger Packing Initiative - a collaboration between the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), which provides low-income schoolchildren with nutritious meal packs for the weekends. Though Princeton is considered a prosperous community, one in eight students in the Princeton public schools are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches, and can thus participate in this program.

The second organization is the Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing, a non-profit organization that provides nutritious meals and other services to homebound locals in efforts to promote their independence, dignity, health and wellbeing. 

The consequences of child and adult hunger are very serious. Children from families that struggle with food insecurity are more likely to do poorly on tests, not attend class, and have difficulty getting along with their peers. Princeton TruckFest recognizes the severity of this social issue and wants to contribute to the fight against it.


All donations are welcome and payable via the Princeton Prospect Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


TruckFest 2015's entertainment acts will include dance performances by BAC, Sympoh, and Bodyhype as well as a musical act by the Benchwarmers!

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TruckFest is a collaboration of the Inter-Club Council (ICC), which is comprised of representatives from the eleven Princeton University Eating Clubs, the Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV), the Princeton Prospect Foundation (PPF), and benefits from the generous support of other local organizations.


TruckFest 2015's Sponsors Include:

                 Classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018

                 Classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018

Tickets

Tickets will cost $2 each and will be sold in front of Robertson Hall on the day of the event. Tickets can be used to purchase food from the food trucks or be entered into the raffle. 

Cash and credit accepted. 


FOR PRINCETON UNDERGRADUATES

Tickets will be for sale from 12-6 PM in Frist on Friday 4/24 if you want to get yours early.