This Is the Only Food Truck Festival You Need to Attend on Long Island

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Photo by Doug Young

Judging by our inboxes this summer, people really looked for—and then desperately missed—our annual Food Truck Derby, which we did not bring to Bridgehampton this August, for the first time in 8 years.

That was the bad news. The good news is this: On Saturday, October 26, Hallockville Museum Farm and the Eat Me, Drink Me Food Truck are teaming up to host their own Food Truck Derby: Food Trucks at the Farm, sponsored by Isobel Media and, yes, us here at Edible.

The Derby, which will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., will feature at least 13 food trucks—including perennial favorites Eat Me, Drink Me; Rolling Smoke; Mattitaco; Chiddy’s; Island Empanada; Nice Buns; and more—and showcase local businesses, craft food and drink producers among them, while celebrating Long Island’s rich agricultural heritage.

Tickets are $7 per person, or $20 for a pack of 4 (children under 12 are invited to attend the event for free). All proceeds of ticket sales—which can be purchased online here—will benefit the Hallockville Museum Farm.

“I wanted to draw attention to Hallockville and to a lot of Long Island food trucks, specifically focusing on the North and South Forks” says Michelle Panciarello, owner of Eat Me, Drink Me. “I’m super excited about Derby day and looking forward to collaborating with everyone.”

Equally excited about the event is the team at Hallockville.

“The museum farm is excited to be hosting the Derby since food trucks have become an important part of the Long Island ‘food scene’. Many of them use local ingredients and the Derby is one way to help ‘promote local’” says Herb Strobel, Hallockville’s executive director. “We are also pleased to be co-sponsoring the event with Eat Me, Drink Me. Michele Panciarello is a great partner and her vision of food trucks at the farm is one we fully embrace.”

Due to the event’s proximity to Halloween, children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to trick-or-treat during the Derby—though it’s hard to imagine they’ll receive anything but treats. This is (a) the Food Truck Derby, (b) in the crisp, fall air, (c) with all proceeds from ticket sales going to charity. The only tricks we can imagine are whatever culinary magic the food truck owners have up their sleeves.

The Food Truck Derby will roll onto the field at Hallockville Museum Farm on Saturday, October 26 (with Sunday, October 27 as a rain date) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person, $20 for a pack of 4, and free for children under 12.  For more on the Food Truck Derby, please visit