AUSTIN (KXAN) — Food trucks are as much a part of Austin culture as bats and weirdness. This raises the question- which food truck is best? This weekend, some of the best trucks are gathering not only to compete, but also to raise money for a good cause.
This Saturday, the $10,000 food truck taste-off, Trucklandia Fest, will celebrate its sixth anniversary. The festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m., near Austin’s iconic “bat bridge” on Congress Avenue at the Austin American Statesman property.
Visitors will get to taste test cuisine from over 20 trucks and vote on their favorites. The most popular truck will receive a $10,000 prize.
Trucklandia isn’t just about competing local food trucks. The festival will also donate 10 percent of its proceeds to the organization Keep Austin Fed, which donates surplus food from restaurants to in need communities.
In addition to great food and a charitable cause, a collection of local musicians will perform at the festival, including Barbara Nesbitt, The Washboard Tie Guy, and Trent Minter.
For more information on Trucklandia visit their website here.