By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jul 17, 2023 at 12:01 PM

The biggest gathering of the best food on four wheels is almost here! For less than 48 hours get your tickets BUY ONE GET ONE! This special sale end Tuesday, July 18th at 11:59 pm. Get your tickets HERE

What's better than attending MKE Food Truck Fest? How about bringing along a friend for free?

We want to see as many of your smiling faces at this event as possible, so we're giving away free tickets to our 9th annual MKE Food Truck Fest, which takes place at Henry Maier Festival Park this Saturday, July 22.  And trust us when we say it's going to be a truckin' good time. [Read all about the food you can enjoy here]

How does it work? Just urchase two general admission tickets (with one of our special BOGO codes – see below) at before midnight tomorrow (July 18) and you'll get one of them free!  Note: Kids under the age of 10 are free, so that means it's affordable to bring the whole family.

It's a no brainer

That's $5 admission for you AND a friend or family member, plus an opportunity to spend three hours of a sure-to-be beautiful day enjoying fare from over 20 food trucks on the beautiful Lakefront. But that's not all. The Navy Band will be performing festive music at 1 p.m. Guests also have full access to the family-friendly playground equipment at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park, which will be open throughout the festivities. 

As an added bonus, if you attend one of our lunch sessions, you can take in the “air” portion of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show, which takes place on the lakefront from noon to 4 p.m.  OR you can enjoy the Air & Water show and then head over to Food Truck Fest for dinner.  That's a two-for-one!

Claim your BOGO deal now.

To claim your free BOGO MKE Food Truck Fest ticket, you'll need to decide which Food Truck Fest general admission session you'd like to attend. Options include entry at noon, 1 p.m., 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. on July 22.

Once you've made that decision, copy down the appropriate BOGO discount code (each code is good for one use per user):

  • General admission (Noon entry): FTBOGO12
  • General admission (1 p.m. entry): FTBOGO1
  • General admission (5 p.m. entry): FTBOGO5
  • General admission (6 p.m. entry): FTBOGO6

From there, you have everything you need to purchase your tickets.

  1. Click here and add the full number of tickets you'd like to your cart (you can use the BOGO deal to purchase multiple general admission tickets). Be sure to verify the total number of tickets in your cart and be sure the entry times are correct before proceeding.
  2. Enter your PROMO CODE in the box and click “Apply Promo Code”.
  3.  Verify that the code has been applied to the items in your cart. Example: If you have placed four (4) general admission tickets in your cart for noon entry, and you apply the FTBOGO12 code,  two (2) of your four (4) tickets should show up as FREE.
  4. Once you've verified that everything is correct, click "Checkout".
  5. Woot!  You're all set to have a truckin' good time with us on July 22.

NOTE: BOGO deal is available on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18 through 11:59 p.m. BOGO is not valid on the purchase of VIP tickets.

For more information on MKE Food Truck Fest, and to purchase tickets, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.