The lineups were steady at the 2019 Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Abbotsford. This year’s festival is being held in June as a drive-thru event in Langley and Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

No need to get out of your car at food truck festival in Abbotsford and Langley

Annual event takes drive-thru approach during COVID-19 pandemic

An annual food truck festival is taking place again this year in the Fraser Valley, but is using a drive-thru approach to ensure physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Drive-Thru Food Truck Fest, presented by Coast Capital Savings, takes place from 11 am. to 6 p.m. on three dates this month: June 13 at Christian Life Assembly (21277 56 Ave.) in Langley, and June 14 and 28 at Tradex (1190 Cornell St.) in Abbotsford.

Festival owner/operator Jason Faria said signage will direct guests to the main parking lots of each site, and they will be directed to the lineup of their choice.

They can then order from the food truck, and a person wearing personal protective equipment will collect their payment.

RELATED: 2019 Food Truck Festival in Abbotsford

Customers will then exit the parking lot. There will not be any on-site seating, and tailgate parties will not be permitted.

Faria said all menus will be posted online at greatervanfoodtruckfest.com and on social media channels a week before the festival so that people know what is available from each truck.

The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival has occurred in various locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley for a few years. Faria said the drive-thru event is being held to support local food trucks that are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RELATED: Community Day combines with Food Truck Festival for Langley event

“With all traditional events cancelled, we personally had 15 wiped off our schedule,” Faria said.

Participating food vendors for the Langley event are REEL Mac and Cheese, Tin Lizzy Concessions (mini doughnuts), Lenny’s Lemons, and Next Gen. Concessions Street Dogs. Visitors will enter off 56 Avenue.

Participating vendors for the Abbotsford event on June 14 are the same as in Langley, but also include The Truckin’ BBQ and Next Gen. Concessions Corndog King. Guests will enter off Mt. Lehman Road.

Vendors for the June 28th event in Abbotsford will be announced June 8.

Report an error or send us your tips, photos and video.

Vikki Hopes | Reporter

@VikkiHopes

Send Vikki an email.
Like the Abbotsford News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Irish folk supergroup Kíla set to perform on Saturday

Online concert will be available through Harrison Festival Society

Reported Kelowna Hells Angels member dies in Fraser Valley motorcycle crash

Michael “Speedy” Christiansen was found dead on Monday morning near Ruby Creek on Highway 7

Council to take a second look at developer’s plans for gravel pit in Silver Creek

Emil Anderson want their Hockin Road property to be a gravel pit, eventually a subdivision

Fundraiser golf tournament raises $74,000 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Chilliwack General Hospital will benefit from a tourney at held at the Sandpiper Golf Resort

Fatal motorcycle collision behind Highway 7 closure

Man’s body found Monday near Ruby Creek, believed to be involved in collision over weekend

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Dozens of Canadian venues to light up red in support of entertainment workers

Local facilities among dozens across Canada to participate in Light Up Live

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Most Read