Food truck festival coming to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Should you be looking for something to eat on Oct. 1, and you want burgers, your significant other wants gluten-free, and your vegan teen wants, well, vegan, you’re in luck.

The first Fairfield Food Truck Festival, sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at Jennings Beach.

“We tried to get things you don’t see everywhere, but we also have some of the old favorites,” said Jen Butler, a board member for the Friends group. So while you will be able to get a hot dog from Super Duper Weenie, you’ll also be able to enjoy some gluten-free rolled ice cream from CocoanutsCT.

The board originally toyed with the idea of a literary pub crawl, but thought that might be biting off a bit more than they could chew, Butler said. “We were trying to think of a fun way, to do something a little bit different.”

Admission is $5 per person, with children under 12 free, and some of the food trucks are also donating some of their profits to the group, whose mission includes fundraising for the library.

“This is an affordable, family-friendly event and a great way to cap off a wonderful summer,” Friends of Fairfield Public Library President Margo Kaminsky said. “The proceeds will help the Fairfield Public Library continue to serve people of all ages in Fairfield and beyond.”

The fundraising is more crucial than ever, Butler said, in light of budget cuts at the town and state level. Because of an anticipated drop in state revenue, the town instituted a hiring freeze, and hours at both the main and branch libraries were cut. Hours are expected to be restored once some vacant positions at the libraries are filled.

“It’s just $5, it’s cheap and goes directly to the libraries,” Butler said.

There is no rain date, so they’re hoping to be hurricane-free, she said. “Bring your umbrellas” Butler said.

More Information

Fairfield Food Truck Festival

When: Oct. 1, from noon - 7 p.m.

Where: Jennings Beach

Admission: $5 per person, children under 12 free


Source Coffee House Buzzbus


Fire Engine Pizza

The Belgian Bus


Cinnamon Churros

The Local Meatball

Hapa Food Truck

Super Duper Weenie

Happy Ray's Ice Cream

Moon Rocks Gourment Cookies

Edison's Famous Ice

“This is the first of what we’re hoping will be many food truck festivals,” Butler said.