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First Conyers Food Truck Festival rolls into town

First annual Conyers Food Truck Festival rolls into town

Customers at the Atlanta Street Food Festival held in Piedmont Park get ready to enjoy a meal. (Special Photo)

Customers at the Atlanta Street Food Festival held in Piedmont Park get ready to enjoy a meal. (Special Photo)

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The Conyers Food Truck Festival is presented by EBlu, which also organizes the Atlanta Street Food Festival in Piedmont Park, shown here. (Special Photo)

A festival trend popular in cities across the nation, including Atlanta, is making its way to Conyers. The first Conyers Food Truck Festival will roll into the parking lots and fields at the Rockdale County Government Annex, 1400 Parker Road, from noon to 6 p.m. on March 29.

The festival features about 15 gourmet food trucks and carts offering a variety of cuisine and drinks. Adult festival-goers pay $10.50 to get into the festival and children 12 and under are free. Cost for the food is extra. Those purchasing wristbands ahead of time at www.conyersfoodtruckfestival.com will receive $1 off of any purchase of food $6 or more.

Foods, which will be sold from local as well as out-of-town vendors, include Cajun, Cuban, Asian-Mexican fusion, cupcakes, paninis, organic Popsicles, French dessert crepes, Sonny’s Barbecue, Fry Guy French fries, yogurt, Polish sausages and hot dogs, Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, and margaritas and Sweet Water Brew by Las Flores Mexican restaurant.

“The hottest food trend in Atlanta and the surrounding areas remains the street food movement and we wanted to celebrate the success of these entrepreneurs by showcasing their cuisine in one fun-filled day,” festival organizer Alisha Nesbitt said.

“We would like to bring the city of Conyers together for an affordable, family-friendly event that highlights our diverse culinary offerings.”

The Conyers Food Truck Festival is presented by EBlu Events, a special events company operated by Nesbitt and Cheryl Hasting. EBlu already presents the Atlanta Street Food Festival held in July in Piedmont Park in the city of Atlanta. That festival, in its third year, features 40 food trucks and attracts about 15,000 people.

Nesbitt, a Conyers resident, said she wanted to provide Conyers with an additional outdoor festival.

“We thought this would be great to bring what we already do on a smaller scale to our community. We have all these families and there’s not much to do,” she said.

Nesbitt said that people should bring their blankets and chairs and plan to spend the afternoon at the festival. The festival also features live music by Reina del Cid, a Minnesota-based folk music group, and a disc jockey from Lethal Rhythms Entertainment.

A portion of the proceeds of the festival will go to support the Colon Cancer Alliance.