For the first time, Food Truck Festivals of America will bring their popular food truck series to Newport!

Scheduled for Saturday, May 18th from 12 pm, Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will feature food and craft beer from a wide arrange of vendors from Rhode Island, New England, and beyond.

” Food Truck Festivals of America is heading to Fort Adams State Park for the Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival! On Saturday, 5/18 Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Fort Adams,” the festival describes the event on Facebook.

According to the festival’s website, “bites” will be available from;

  • Trolley Dogs
  • Shishkaberrys
  • Gottaq
  • Da Bomb Truck
  • Local Scoop (VIP)
  • Reds
  • Dinora’s Catering
  • Moyzilla
  • The Whoo(pie) Wagon
  • Birds Nest
  • Hometown Poke
  • Jerry’s Pastrys
  • Poppy’s Waffles
  • Captain Mardens
  • Macray’s Seafood
  • Canterbury Kettle Corn
  • Melt
  • Flip N Roll
  • Clydes Cupcakes
  • Mike’s Clam Jam
  • The Bacon Truck
  • Village Greek 
  • Patruno’s Place
  • Macarollin’
  • Incred-A-Bowl
  • Binge BBQ
  • Friskie Fries 
  • La Forge
  • Sweet Big Donuts

“Brews” will be available at the festival from;

  • Toppling Goliath
  • Lawson’s Finest
  • Citizen Cider
  • Great Divine
  • Epic
  • Uinta
  • Stormalong
  • Wine- red & white
  • Jack’s Abby
  • Lord Hobo
  • Down the Road
  • Mighty Squirrel
  • Exhibit A
  • Zero Gravity
  • 21st Amendment

Admission prior to the festival is $5 and day of admission is $10. Food and drink will be available for purchase separately from admission. Beer will be served from 11:30am to 4:30pm per Rhode Island state law*

There are also several other V.I.B. packages and pre-order beer packages available. Check them out there.

Food Network‘s Chef Kevin D posted the following on Instagram and tells What’sUpNewp that he will be filming with Food Truck Festivals of America on their channel, social media, and an episode for his Beyond My Chef Coat series. The Food Network will not be filming at this event, he confirmed.

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