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NWI Food Truck Fest returns for fall pop-up, Crown Point Oktoberfest

The inaugural annual NWI Food Truck Fest drew 10,000 people to Portage this summer, and it’s already coming back for seconds.

Apr 5, 2017

NWI Food Truck Fest moves to Portage, adds Food Network star

The overwhelming response to the planned NWI Food Truck Festival this summer far exceeded what organizers imagined, so they’ve moved it to a larger venue, the new Founders Square Park in downtown Portage.

Apr 5, 2017

NWI Food Truck Fest moves to Portage, adds Food Network star

The overwhelming response to the planned NWI Food Truck Festival this summer far exceeded what organizers imagined, so they’ve moved it to a larger venue, the new Founders Square Park in downtown Portage.

Apr 11, 2017

Portage approves hosting NWI Food Truck Fest

PORTAGE — City officials have agreed to host the NWI Food Truck Festival and are now getting down to the nitty gritty of what could be the largest event held in Portage.

April 6, 2017

NWI Food Truck Festival moves to new spot in Portage, Indiana

The overwhelming response to the planned NWI Food Truck Festival this summer far exceeded what organizers imagined, so they’ve moved it to a larger venue, the new Founders Square Park in downtown Portage, Indiana, according to The Northwest Indiana Times.

May 29, 2017

Northwest Indiana Food Truck Festival

Food trucks have been around for a long time. In fact, food trucks have been part of the American scene since 1866 when an enterprising Texan took an old US Army wagon and equipped it to serve food to cowboys on the cattle drives out west. It became known as the chuck “wagon”.

Apr 30, 2017

Mom to Mom NWI,
May 2017

May 31, 2017

Mom to Mom NWI, June 2017

June 15, 2017

Food truck fest dispels unsavory reputation from past eras

Food trucks have come such a long way since they were commonly called “roach coaches,” “dump trucks” or “food poisoning on wheels.”

Even writing those derogatory labels makes me wince. I have a fondness for food trucks because I worked on them for more than 20 years before I snuck into the newspaper business.

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