Ronceverte Food Truck Festival returns this weekend…& it’s bigger than before 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

The Ronceverte Food Truck Festival (FTF) is back this Thursday-Saturday along Edgar Avenue downtown. After an enormously successful opening last month, organizer Alex Degraff says this month’s FTF will have more of everything–more food trucks, more space, more games, more kid’s activities, and more vendors. 

“We were blown away with the response to the first one,” Alex comments. “It was above and beyond anything we imagined. People from all over the local area came out to celebrate together, and it was so special.” 

All those people did lead to a large crowd, so Alex and her team decided to expand this month. 

“The biggest difference this time is it will expand from one block to two blocks,” she explains. 

The FTF runs for three nights. On Thursday, the focus will be on raising awareness and funds for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research. All proceeds will benefit the ALS Association in partnership with this weekend’s Red Nose River Float. Music begins at 630pm with food and activities beginning during the evening hours as well. 

On Friday, the fun begins at 12pm and runs until 10pm. Food trucks, vendors, games and music will be available throughout the day. On Saturday, the FTF runs from 11am-10pm with the same lineup. 

Locals can expect new food trucks like Sixpence Pizza (serving pepperoni rolls only), Rebel’s Kitchen, Makhni in the Mountains, and Bandit BBQ in addition to returning favorites like The Rolling Stove, When Pigs Fly, and Greenbrier Dairy.

Musical acts include Will Sarver, Bicycle, Ma’am, and more. 

Organizer Dan Withrow has several tricks up his sleeve in terms of games. Expect human foosball, and stop by to see Delton Webb’s axe-throwing trailer called ‘Hauling Axe.’ You can compete against friends or just throw for the fun of it! 

Good news for all the kiddos…the Kid’s Zone is also expanding! Expect a second bounce house, face painting, and new games. 

New businesses in town such as Lionakis Diner, Primitive Goods, and The RNCVRT also plan to open for folks to stop by and check out what they have to offer. 

Edgar Avenue will be closed throughout the duration of the FTF, so drivers should plan alternate routes. 

“I couldn’t be more excited!” Alex says. “We were blown away last time, and this time will be even more special.” 

Stay tuned to RealWV and follow the FTF on social media for updates during the weekend.

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