Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
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OnMilwaukee and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announce New Event – MKE Food Truck Fest – July 24, 2021


By - Jun 3rd, 2021 08:00 am
Image courtesy of OnMilwaukee and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Image courtesy of OnMilwaukee and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

MILWAUKEE, WI (June 3, 2021) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. is excited to announce that OnMilwaukee will bring a new event to Henry Maier Festival Park – MKE Food Truck Fest, on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The event will feature over a dozen food trucks, offering a wide variety of food and beverage options from various cuisines, including Thai, Filipino, Middle Eastern, Italian, and Mexican.  Some of the unique menu items include Blackened Shrimp Po’ Boys, Hot Tofu Bowl, Pineapple Fried Rice and much more, alongside BBQ, tacos, sandwiches, and dessert offerings such as fried ice cream, funnel cakes, and gourmet cupcakes.  Visit MKE Food Truck Fest for the list of food truck vendors and to purchase tickets.

MKE Food Truck Fest will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with VIP Early Entry at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are $5, children under 10 are free. VIP tickets are $15 and include one free beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and early entry. In addition, all tickets purchased prior to June 17, 2021, include a free food sample, valued at $5.00, from any food truck vendor. Due to limited capacity, MKE Food Truck Fest tickets will be sold with staggered arrival times, but presence at the event is not limited to the one-hour admission window.

“We are thrilled to enhance our existing partnership with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. by collaborating on this new, unique event, said Natalie DiPietro, Vice President of Marketing and Development, OnMilwaukee.  “We’ve been indoors long enough. It’s time to get outside, eat, play and enjoy our beautiful lakefront with friends.”

“MKE Food Truck Festival is a fun opportunity for us to showcase diverse food trucks throughout the region, said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. We are excited to add this new festival to Henry Maier Festival Park.”

MKE Food Truck Fest will be held in the Johnson Controls Pavilion and Northwestern Mutual Community Park areas.

The event will also feature entertainment by DJ Shawna and music from FM102/1. In addition, attendees can participate in the Bars & Rec ‘Let’s Play” Yard featuring the Nine Below Hole-in-One Challenge, NorthSouth Club Shuffleboard and Bags. The Milwaukee Admiral’s will host interactive games, and their mascot Roscoe, will also be in attendance.

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

About Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. is an independent, private 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1965 that produces Summerfest, presented by American Family Insurance, an 11-day festival that generates approximately $187 million in economic impact for the community each year.  Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. also maintains and improves Henry Maier Festival Park, located on 75 acres on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI.  In addition to Summerfest, Henry Maier Festival Park hosts a variety of ethnic and cultural festivals, concerts, walks, runs, and other special events, attracting nearly 1.3 million people.  The mission of the organization is to promote an understanding of different ethnic cultures, the histories and traditions of various nationalities, harmony in the community, civic pride and provide a showcase for performing arts, activities, and recreation for the public and employment opportunities for the youth of the community. For more details, visit or Twitter: @Summerfest.

About OnMilwaukee
Launched in 1998, OnMilwaukee is Milwaukee’s premier daily news, dining, entertainment, and culture digital magazine.  In 2020, OnMilwaukee was Editor and Publisher Magazine’s “2020 EPPY Award” winner for “Best Entertainment Site” in the United States, the third time the company has been recognized with that honor.  OnMilwaukee is committed to grow communities and businesses through engaging digital media.  In addition, OnMilwaukee is a full-service strategic hub for clients who need customized digital advertising solutions. Visit OnMilwaukee for more information.

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