The Official Kentucky Food Truck State Championship began in 2021 and is held yearly on the Second Saturday in September in Renfro Valley, Kentucky. Attendees are allowed to get food from any of the food trucks – please note that more popular trucks will have a longer line.  Pop, Water, and Beer will be available for purchase as well from concession stands not food trucks.

2024 will have:
* Over 35 Food Trucks
* Over 30 Craft Vendors
* Kid’s Play Area with over a dozen activities

* Covered Tents, Tables, & Chairs to sit down and eat
* VIP Tent Lounge
* Live Music from Driftwood Gypsy, Donovan Howard Trio, Tidalwave Bluegrass Band, and Rye Davis throughout the event


Food Trucks compete for the Grand Prize of $5,000 and title of Kentucky Food Truck State Champion!


Individual Category Prizes ($500 Each)

Best Truck Theme & Design

Best BBQ

Best Burger

Best International Dish

Best American Cuisine

Best Dessert

Most Unique Menu Item

People’s Choice Award – Anyone can vote at Info Booth 



10:30 AM   VIP Early Access to Food Truck Area (Must have pass)

11:00 AM   Gates Open to Food Truck & Craft Vendor Area

11:00 AM   Competition Begins

11:00 AM   Kid’s Play Area Opens

5:30 PM     Competition Winners Announced on Stage
6:00 PM     End of Event

Live Music Lineup

Be sure to check out our Live Music Stage throughout the day for a concert featuring some of our favorite musicians from Kentucky.  Music kicks off at 11:00 AM. This year’s lineup includes:

Driftwood Gypsy
Donovan Howard Trio
Tidalwave Road Bluegrass Band
Rye Davis

Kid's Area for Play & Resources
by Save the Children

Special thanks to Save the Children for bringing the following Community Partner Booths for our Kid’s Activity Area.  It is located on the hill beside the Kentucky Craft Vendors. Inflatables are located in the field behind the food trucks.

Lobster Scavenger Hunt
Food Truck Fest Story Book Walk
Family Fun Photo Ops
Design a Chef’s Hat
Radish Seed Kit

Variety of hands-on activities for families including:
Giant Connect 4 Games, Tic Tac Toe, Kerplunk, Memory Games, Color Sorting, Sensory Bins, AND MORE!