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MARCH 31- APRIL 2

OVER 8,000 + ATTENDEES

FREEMAN EXPO HALL

PRIZES INCLUDE

1ST PLACE
$1,000

2ND PLACE
$500

3RD PLACE
$250

APPLICATION PROCESS:
⦁    FILL & SUBMIT OUR FOOD VENDOR FOR AT WWW.CARFESTSA.ORG
⦁    $250 ENTRY FEE PAID ONLINE+ 10% OF FOOD PROCEEDS 
⦁    TOP 3 WINNERS RECEIVE A CASH PRIZE IN AUDIENCE QR CODE CONTEST

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March 31- April 2, 2023
8th Annual CarFest

Freeman Coliseum -
Expo Hall
3201 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX 78219

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Join us in our annual Food Truck Competition for this year's theme, Around the World. From tasty tacos to sweet desserts, we are excited to welcome foods from a variety of trucks to delight CarFest attendee's taste buds! 

PRIZES INCLUDE

1ST PLACE
$1,000

2ND PLACE
$500

3RD PLACE
$250

CarFest runs from 6pm Friday March 31 to 6pm Sunday April 2.
Food Trucks must remain on expo grounds entire time. 
Audience decides the winner by voting with QR codes. 
Rental/Entry fee is $250 + 10% food proceeds donated to CarFest

Questions? Reach out to admin@carfestsa.org or contact 210-390-6434

APPLY ONLINE AT
CARFESTSA.ORG/food-truck-competition

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Congratulations to our top three 2022 Food Truck Competition winners! 

Interested in joining CarFest's annual food truck competition?

(If you're reaching this page during off season, Please send us an email with your contact info & food truck name)

Read more about being a part of this spectacular food truck race below!

Q&A

Q: Does the Grand Prix: Food Truck competition have an entry fee?

A: Yes, there will be entry fee.

Q: Will food truck vendors be provided with electricity?

A: Yes, all participants of the Around The World: Food Truck Race will be granted electricity for all three days. 

Q: Will I get to keep my proceeds?

A: Around The World: Food Truck Race participants will get to keep 90% of their proceeds and are required to give 10% of gross to CarFest. 

Q: I don't want to participate in the competition. Can I still be a food truck vendor at CarFest? 

A: Yes, food trucks at CarFest do not have to compete in the Around The World: Food Truck Race. However, they are still required to pay the $75 non-refundable security deposit fee and 10% of their proceeds to CarFest. To become a regular food truck vendor please apply under our Food Truck Vendor tab.

Q: If I submit an application does that mean I am automatically part of the competition?

A: No. CarFest would like an array of diversity. Therefore, applications will be vetted to insure a maximum number food trucks in the same food category. Please allow 1-2 business days, after you submit your online application, to hear back from a CarFest team member on your status.

 

Q: How can dessert food trucks and savory food trucks compete fairly?

A: The competition will be bracketed March Madness style. On Saturday April 1st participating food trucks will dish out their menu items to CarFest attendees through out the day. The winner of each food category bracket (i.e. Mexican, Filipino, American) from Saturday will then compete on Sunday for the Around The World: Food Truck Race title.

Q: Who will vote on the food truck Around The World: Food Truck Race? 

A: CarFest attendees will vote for their favorite food truck using a QR code placed at each participating food truck. Systems have been put into place to prevent the count of multiple entries against cheating. 

Q: Can I invite my friends and family to support me?

A: Yes, CarFest is a free event for all ages, and every attendee will get the opportunity to vote on who should be our Around The World: Food Truck Race winner by the end of the event day Sunday April 2nd. 

 

Q: I don't have a food truck, can I still compete using a booth? 

A: No, at this time the competition is for food trucks only. 

Q: Will this competition become an annual event at CarFest?  

A: Yes, our Around The World: Food Truck Race will be an annual event. 

Q: What kind of voltage is provided?

A: 240 volt 30 amps or 240 volt 50 amps

Q: Will I have to leave my food truck overnight?

A: Yes, you will have to leave your food truck overnight on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st.

Q: When is the set up and break down time?

A: Set up can be as early as 12 PM Friday. There will be volunteers helping set up for CarFest so you can sell to them. You should be ready by 4:30 PM Friday. Break down time will be 6:30 PM Sunday when the event closes. NO EARLY MOVE OUTS.

 How to Apply: 

 1)  submit your online application on this page (see below)

 2)  Wait 1-2 business days for a CarFest team member to approve your application. You will be notified of our decision via email.

 3)  Once you are approved, you will be asked to make your entry fee payment.

 4)  Invite all your friends and family to CarFest to support you. 

 5)  Get ready for the ultimate food truck showdown April 1 & 2!!!

 *Please do not make your entry fee payment until after a CarFest team member has approved your application. They will email or call you to notify your status. 

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