2023 Grand prix:
Food Truck Race
APRIL 1 & 2, 2023
Freeman Coliseum - Expo Hall
3201 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78219
Congratulations to our top three 2022 Food Truck Competition winners!
Interested in joining CarFest's annual food truck competition?
Read more about being a part of this spectacular food truck race below!
Q: Does the Grand Prix: Food Truck competition have an entry fee?
A: Yes, the entry fee is
Q: Will food truck vendors be provided with electricity?
A: Yes, all participants of the Grand Prix: Food Truck Race will be granted electricity for all three days.
Q: Will I get to keep my proceeds?
A: All Grand Prix: 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 Grand Prix: 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 Grand Prix: Food Truck Race title.
Q: Who will vote on the food truck Grand Prix: 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 Grand Prix: Food Truck 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: My food truck does not need the vehicle wrap or any of the other winnings, can I take the cash prize instead?
A: No, our food truck repair prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
Q: Will this competition become an annual event at CarFest?
A: Yes, our Grand Prix: Food Truck Race will be an annual event.
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.