RI Food Trucks Are UnBOOlievable

It’s well known that Providence likes its food, and when that food can come to you — all the better!

Providence’s Food Trucks give a whole new meaning to meals on wheels. You won’t find boring burgers or sad sandwiches at these windows. Rather a myriad of gourmet experiences that span the globe, are packed with flavor and boast an impressive ingredient provenance. Most importantly they rock up in the best of lunchtime, weekend and late night locations.

Never truer is that last statement than this coming Halloween. FoodsTrucksIn.com, the premier site for all things food truck related in RI (and indeed across the country), has teamed up with Roger Williams Park to bring us their spookily brilliant, ‘UnBOOlieveable Festival.’ With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, I certainly know where I’ll be trick or taco treating.

To celebrate their stormingly successful summer of Food Truck Friday events at Roger Williams’ Carousel Village, a veritable hoard of trucks will be descending on the park once more to close out the season in style. 

This all-day event has something for all the family and is free to attend. Gates open at 11am to Roger Williams Park’s first ever Halloween party in the park, and the trucks start serving shortly after at 11:30am. In addition to the foodie spectacle, a fete of arts and crafts vendors, farmers, live musicians and many more treats will be filling the park with fall color right on through till 5pm. The soundtrack of the day will be kept upbeat by Keith Munslow and the SuperChief Trio who will be playing from 11am-2pm, and rumor has it that Extraordinary Rendition Band will be making an appearance!

There is no fear of going hungry at this event with between 15 and 20 trucks on the docket! Some favorites include:  Championship Melt, Fancheezical, Gotta “Q” BBQ, Mijo’s Tacos and O’Crepe.

Trinity Brewhouse will also be in attendance serving beer and wine for the grown-up trick or treaters.

Those with little ghouls and ghosts in tow can be sure to keep sugar fueled minds occupied with rides on the beautiful 1890s carousel and a free food truck trick or treat session from 2 – 4pm for costumed monsters 12 years old and younger. 

For those looking to up their Halloween game this year, why not treat yourselves with a tricked out VIP experience? Eric Weiner of FoodTricksIn.com gave me the low down on the VIP package: “Each VIP Experience comes with a 2-hour reserved picnic table (outside) or banquet table (inside) for up to 8 people, soda or water for each person, and up to 8 carousel rides.” Availability is limited so be sure to email eric@foodtrucksin.com for more details and to book your spot.

Anyone looking to round off the day in especially spooky style should stick around for the penultimate night of the park’s Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular. Made up of 5,000 carved pumpkins, 100 of which can only be described as works of art, they cast an eerily beautiful glow across the park as the sun goes down and the sprits come out! 

So whether you’re looking to consume a scary amount of dangerously delicious food, let your costumed kiddies run riot or just have a freaky fright night full of fun, be sure to put this unBOOlievable date in your diary!

You can find more information at FoodTrucksIn.com, over at facebook.com/foodtrucksin, or on rwpzoo.org. The Unboolievable Festival takes place on October 31 from 11am – 5pm. 

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