The popular Food Truck Social is returning to Logan Square for a second consecutive year, August 25th – 27th. The 2017 Logan Square Food Truck Social will feature over 25 food trucks and local restaurants, plus local retail vendors. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association and La Casa Norte / Northwest Food Partners Network, and there will be music from The Gories Friday, Endless Boogie Saturday, The Eternals 6 Sunday and many more. A $20 sampler ticket allows for six sample-sized portions from food trucks and/or sample Revolution beer varieties (for 21 and older with photo ID). $5 suggested gate donation. logansquarefoodtrucksocial.com.
The Food Trucks & Restaurants
Optimum Events, in association with The Illinois Food Truck Owners Association, has curated an eclectic lineup of food trucks for the weekend. Click here for a complete list of participating food trucks, restaurants, sponsors and retail vendors. The bar will feature Tecate, Tecate Light, Heineken, Dos Equis, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Prairie Organic Vodka and Grapefruit, Backpack Wine (rose and white), and Boxed Water.
The Live Music Lineup
West Town’s legendary live music venue, Empty Bottle, has programmed two music stages this year. Click here for the live music line up. Empty Bottle Presents has revealed that the DJ stage itself will feature the renowned Royal Hands Sound System. As reported by the Chicago Reader, it is “a massive 66,000-watt battery of speakers they call the Royal Hands Sound System, which consists of 20 cherry-stained wooden cabinets, clusters of gold horns, and a few vintage theater speakers.”
The Sampler Ticket
The $20 Sampler Ticket will allow fest-goers to stroll around and try six (6) sample-sized portions from the food trucks and restaurants onsite, and/or sample sponsoring beer varieties (if 21+ with picture ID). Pre-purchased Sampler Tickets will be available for pick up at the Sampler Ticket tent onsite either Friday, August 25th between 5pm-9pm; or Saturday or Sunday August 26th & 27th between 11am and 9pm (photo ID needed). All regular-sized food truck or restaurant menu items and beverages will also be available for individual cash purchase.Click here for more information on Sampler Ticket program and to purchase Sampler Ticket.
The event takes place on Humboldt Blvd. between Armitage and Bloomingdale / The 606 Trail (1700-1959 N. Humboldt Blvd.) in Logan Square. Public transportation is easy with the #73 Armitage Bus or the El Blue Line Western Avenue stop. There will be free bike parking onsite, plus surrounding street parking for vehicles. If driving there enter “1700 N Humboldt Blvd or 2000 N Humboldt Blvd 60647” for smart map directions.
Answers to FAQs
Kids and Dogs? The event is family and dog friendly. There is a food truck, Fido To Go, with treats just for your pets! There are also plenty of great food options for the entire family. Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed. There is no specific family activity area at the event, however the live music and DJ stage, plus the Glory Concession balloon dart game should keep kids occupied. There is also plenty of table & chair seating and grassy boulevard areas for picnicking and running around.
Free or Ticketed? There is a $5 suggested donation to attend. 20% of event proceeds benefit local non-profits La Casa Norte, Northwest Food Partners Network and the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association. While the donation is optional, everyone must enter the site through the designated entrance gates where local volunteers from the benefiting non-profit la Casa Norte will ask for the optional $5 donation, and security staff will be performing bag checks.
- 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25;
- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26; and
- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27
WHERE: Humboldt Boulevard, between Armitage and Bloomingdale, Chicago.