Fill as many bellies as possible.
That’s the main goal of Food Truck Sunday Funday at the Carroll County Farm Museum if you ask manager Joanne Morvay Weant, but she is not only referring to those dining at the event.
For the second year, the event will accept donations for the Westminster Rescue Mission.
“There are hungry people in our community every day,” Weant said.
Food Truck Sunday Funday, which runs noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, is free to attend, so Weant hopes visitors will use the money they save on admission to buy food to donate. There will be a box truck on site waiting for canned and non-perishable donations.
“If we could fill that truck, that would be amazing,” she said.
Westminster Rescue Mission is a state-certified food distribution site and the food collected Sunday will benefit people living in the area, Weant said.
More than 20 food trucks will converge on the Farm Museum, serving dishes such as crab cakes, gyros, pizza, pretzels, ice cream, Mexican food, and more. New this year are three local breweries: Johansson’s Brewery, Pub Dog Brewing Company, and Ruhlman Brewery, in addition to Love Happiness Sangria, Weant said. Some vendors will come from as far as New York and Virginia, she said.
Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite food truck and the winner gains a free vendor spot at the Maryland Wine Festival, Weant said. B’More Greek Grill took the prize last year and BricknFire Pizza Company the year prior, she said.
In addition to tasty treats, there will be children’s activities such as crafts, a moon bounce, face painting, “farmyard friends,” farmhouse tours and demonstrations by artisans, Weant said.
Bands Dodson Creek and Making Waves will lend their musical talents to the event and Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy will also perform, she said.
Picnic tables and seating are available, but visitors may also bring blankets, chairs, and games.
The event is rain or shine. Despite the “pouring rain” last year, Weant saw people standing in line at food trucks.
Approximately 2,000 attended the event in 2018, compared to 3,000 the year before when the weather was fair, according to Weant. She is hopeful Sunday will bring sunny skies and a large crowd.