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.

2023 will have:
* 36 Food Trucks
* 30 Craft Vendors
* Kid’s Activity Area
* VIP Lounge
* Live Music from Steve Bonafel & Iota, The Goodwin Brothers, Parker Hastings, Rayna & Ramsey, and the Donovan Howard Trio

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 



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

11:00 AM   Competition Begins

11:00 AM   Save the Children Kid’s Activity Area Opens

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


11:00 PM       Donovan Howard Trio

12:00 PM       Rayna & Ramsey
  1:00 PM       Parker Hastings
  2:00 PM       The Goodwin Brothers

  4:00 PM       Steve Bonafel & One Iota




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:

11:00 AM:      Donovan Howard Trio

12:00 PM:      Rayna & Ramsey

1:00 PM:        Parker Hastings

2:00 PM:        The Goodwin Brothers
4:00 PM:        Steve Bonafel & One Iota

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!

Event Address:
2385 Richmond Street in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
Exit 62 - Renfro Valley/Mt. Vernon on I-75
All activities take place in the Renfro Valley Music Valley RV Park & Festival Field.

PARKING is at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center Parking Lot