The whole idea for FTFA started back in 2011 when we were reading about this new trend in dining out called “food trucks”. They were big in LA. They were parked in NY. They were hot in DC. They were starting to arrive in New England. Our first festival at The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA featured eight trucks…and 4,000 people showed up. We were stunned. Then came our second. 12 trucks and 6,000 people. Then our third. 18 trucks and 10,000 people. At that point, we knew we were onto something and onto something big.
Our goal is not only to introduce communities across the country to the booming phenomenon of gourmet food trucks, but to support the small business owners who run them. We aim to create destination events that feature the trucks and the food they serve.
Executive Producer Anne-Marie Aigner can best be described as a gifted trend-spotter. When she noticed a gap in Boston’s food truck industry she saw an opportunity to fill it with something divine. Food truck festivals are not just a trend on the West coast…they are a movement that has slowly trickled through the Midwest and finally landed in the East. Anne-Marie’s instinct has been confirmed. Food trucks have arrived in New England…finally!
In fact, not only have the trucks arrived, but, based on the number of calls we get from business and communities all over the country, so have the festivals – and private events with food trucks. So, Anne-Marie created Food Trucks 2 Go (FT2G), which responds to requests for trucks and festivals. Are the food trucks here to stay? If you’ve eaten from a food truck, you already know the answer.