By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 15, 2023 at 9:03 AM

Join us on Saturday, July 22 for some lakeside munchies at the second annual OnMilwaukee Food Truck Fest. Choose from a menu of 20 trucks and enjoy the live music, games and entertainment. It's the biggest gathering of the best food on four wheels.

After sold-out events in both 2021 and 2022, MKE Food Truck Festis back!

Brought to you by OnMilwaukee in collaboration with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., the food-focused fest will take place just inside the Mid Gate at Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr. on Saturday, July 22 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. (with early entry for VIP ticket-holders). Children under 10 years of age can attend for free.

The fest will feature over 20 vendors offering a wide range of sweet and savory options from Filipino, Jamaican, Mexican, Thai and Venezuelan fare to barbeque, plant-based and keto-friendly fare, snacks and desserts. Guests can also purchase beverages (both alcoholic and NA) at one of two bars on the grounds.

During the festival, guests can also enjoy games from Bars & Recreation, including the "Let's Play" yard featuring Nine Below's Hole-in-One Challenge and NorthSouth Club shuffleboard and bags.

Pete's Pops will be bringing their famous frozen pops

Get hungry!

The growing line-up of food trucks and vendors includes:

  • Anytime Arepa
  • Bobalou (stuffed pretzels)
  • Catalano's (lemonade)
  • Clean Cruisine (Healthful comfort food; gluten-free and keto-friendly)
  • Double B's BBQ/Timber's Authentic BBQ (barbeque)
  • Fazios (popcorn)
  • Hawaiian Shave Ice (shaved ice)
  • Hot Box Pizza (pizza)
  • Isa's Artesian Ice Cream
  • Kona Ice (shaved ice)
  • The Lumpia Lady (Filipino fare)
  • Makin' Jamaican (Jamaican fare)
  • My Funnel (funnel cakes, ice cream)
  • Nadi Plates (personal pizzas)
  • Pete's Pops (frozen pops)
  • Picos Tacos (Mexican fare)
  • Pina Mexican Eats (Mexican fare)
  • Roll MKE (Burgers, sandwiches)
  • Say Cheese (cheese curds)
  • Taco Barrio (Mexican fare)
  • Tots on the Street (stuffed tater tots)
  • Twisted Plants (plant-based burgers & sides)

Following a sold-out event last year, MKE Food Truck Fest is seeking to add even more amazing food trucks to the line-up. Interested vendors can email for more information and to apply.

Get your tickets

Tickets are available for purchase online until sold out. 

Guests can choose from general admission or VIP admission for both lunch and dinner sessions.

General admission tickets are available for $5 and include entry to the festival (with a choice of admission at noon or 1 p.m. for the lunch session or 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. for the dinner session).

VIP tickets are $15 and include early admission (noon for the lunch session or between 4 and 5 p.m. for the dinner session), a complimentary beverage (alcoholic or NA) and the convenience of shorter lines.

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.