By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 12, 2022 at 2:02 PM

Join us on Saturday, July 23 for some lakeside munchies at the second annual OnMilwaukee Food Truck Fest. Choose from a menu of 20 trucks and enjoy the live DJ, games and entertainment. It's the biggest gathering of the best food on four wheels.

The annual Bloody Mary Festival is back, bringing guests the opportunity to try some of the most innovative bloody mary mixes from around the state.

This year’s celebration, sponsored by Wisconsin’s own Leap Vodka, will take place at the Fiserv Forum Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 20 with tasting sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 3 to 6 p.m.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of bloody marys, plus vote for their favorite to win the “People’s Choice Award.”

The event will feature top notch bloodies from the following vendors: 

  • Bass Bay Brewhouse - Muskego
  • Bucktabon Tavern & Supper Club
  • Demitri's Gourmet Mixes
  • Drink Wisconsinbly Pub
  • Elsie Mae's Canning and Pies 
  • Harbor Lights
  • Kickled Mary
  • Matty's Bar & Grill
  • Pearl Eatery-Drinkery
  • Public Table
  • Smashed on the Rocks
  • Stalley Cats
  • The Crafty Cow
  • Thumbs Up Jamaican Jerk

But that’s not all. Guests can also sample food, beverages and more from the following businesses: 

  • BuzzBallz
  • Capital Vacations
  • Cupcakes by Jordan James
  • Grebe's Bakery
  • Greige Patisserie
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • International Cigars
  • Mandy's Mood Foods
  • NessAlla Kombucha
  • Pine River Cheese Spread
  • Plant Botanical
  • Polar Seltzer
  • Pop's Kettle Corn
  • PRESS
  • Rude Brew Kombucha
  • Sugarlands Distilling Company  
  • Top Note Tonic
  • White Claw

Tickets are available for purchase online. General admission tickets are $49.50 and early entrance VIP tickets are $64.50. All tickets include bloody marys, tastings from local food and beverage operators, temporary tattoos, photo ops and one vote for The People's Choice Award.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.