Food truck events coming to Jasper

From Local Sources

JASPER — Jasper foodies will soon have a new way to chow down.

Known as Downtown Chowdown, the city’s first string of food truck festivals will take place on the Courthouse Square in upcoming months. The recurring events will be held on the second Wednesday of each month between May and October from 6 to 9 p.m. They will take place rain or shine.

According to a city press release, Downtown Chowdown will have multiple food truck vendors from throughout the region serving a variety of foods. Live music will be sponsored by Smithville Fiber and farmers market vendors will be in attendance. Late shopping hours, games and great conversations will all be offered in a laid-back setting.

“I know I can personally say I’m excited about this,” Mayor Dean Vonderheide said at Monday morning’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. “I think it’s going to bring opportunity for our community to come together one night of the month. Who knows, it could expand eventually. We have a beautiful downtown area, we don’t utilize it well enough with these kind of events. So, I think this is going to get people out and about, come together. At least I hope so.”

A special Food Truck Friday event will also take place around lunchtime at the Courthouse Square on Friday, June 26.

Downtown Chowdown Map.pdf




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