Food Truck Festival Set for Bayonne on Saturday, May 6th

The festival will take place on Avenue E between 22nd and 24th Streets.  In order to accommodate the festival, portions of Avenue E will be closed to traffic.   A variety of vendors will be selling food and other items out of food trucks, tents, and tables. The trucks and tents will offer a great assortment of foods from a variety of cultures.

            Participating vendors will include House of Cupcakes, Horman’s Best Pickles, NYC Mack Truck, Twisted Steaks, Athens Delite, Inc., The Little Sicilian,

T-Bark Foods, The Steak Truck LLC, Just Delicious Kettlecorn, Cubano X-Press, Angry Archies, Tradewinds II, El Cilaugo Taqueria #2, Carnival Concessions, Jersey Johnny’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Cat-Like Reflexes, A Taste of Eme LLC, Carinderia LLC, Shotz of Love Water-Ice Smoothies, and Chava’s Empanadas. 

In addition to the food trucks and tents, the event will include children’s rides, sand art, live music, and a beer and wine garden for the adults.  The musical entertainment will feature concerts from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m. A stage for performances will be set up at 23rd Street and Avenue E. 

Musical entertainment will be provided by two groups: Who Brought the Dog and White Wing.

Who Brought the Dog offers a diverse selection of rock music. Staging energetic performances, the band plays the top rock hits of the present and the past.  This New Jersey-based group covers the music of dozens of popular musicians from The Doors to AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen.

White Wing, a band based in Wall Township, offers a classic rock sound.  The group writes original songs and records them at Shorefire Recording Studios in Long Branch. In 2022, White Wing produced a single, For Your Life, which is dedicated to the innocent lives lost in the war in Ukraine.

Admission to the festival is free.  Members of the public will purchase their own choices of food, beverages, and children’s rides. 

For safety reasons, several “Road Closed,” “Local Traffic Only,” and “No Parking” signs will be posted in and around the affected portions of the Avenue E corridor.  Variable message signs will also be used to announce information to motorists.  Police and Fire Department vehicles will assist in creating safety perimeters for the event.  Set-up for the event will begin at 7:00 a.m.

Parking lots will be available in several locations:  Lots 6 and 7 – 23rd Street and Church Lane; Lots 8 and 9 – East 26th Street between Broadway and Avenue E; and the Barnabas Medical Center parking deck at 24th Street and DelMonte Drive.  Public metered parking will also be available along the Broadway corridor.  Pay station and parking meter enforcement will be in effect.

Sunday, May 7, is the rain date for the food truck festival.  If the rain date were needed, the same hours and other details announced for Saturday, May 6, would be in effect on Sunday, May 7. In the event of predictions of severely inclement weather for Saturday, May 6, a decision about using the rain date for the festival would be made by the day before.