Readers of the PiercingMetal narratives I have a confession to make to you. I…….am a foodie. Yes, it’s true, I love to eat and if you are someone in my immediate personal circle you know this already and maybe even some of you know this from following my Foodspotting and Yelp accounts where I line out the dishes and places they were enjoyed at on a regular basis. With this disclosure I am super stoked to learn about this new event which is being called the 1st Annual “Food Truck and Rock Carnival”. Below is the first poster released for said event and I have copied the official Press Release for you to know a whole lot more. Don’t worry I will be back to talk about this a little more.
The Press Release:
In the “age of the festival” – whether it be for food trucks, music festivals, beer festivals, etc. – several things are often left desired. Event-goers want fun for all ages, including entertainment that the entire family can enjoy, with activities, music, and refreshments available throughout the event. What if you could experience all of those things, with a classic carnival experience, FREE food truck competition featuring 40+ trucks, four stages of continuous live music from chart-topping, Grammy-winning artists, beer gardens, pro-wrestling, and more, all in one weekend?
This September 18th, 19th and 20th, the first annual FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL comes to Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ – and believe it or not – features all of the above and more! In addition to celebrating the rock n’ roll lifestyle, the FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL includes fun for all ages and walks of life.
Several FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL activities will offer FREE admission to all, with daily events including live music, GCW pro-wrestling, food truck competitions, karaoke and discount, high-energy amusement rides. The event will also include a special vendor village.
See below for all currently confirmed information, and stay tuned for more coming soon!
CARNIVAL FUN – FREE ENTRY!
As mentioned above, the FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL will bring you daily action-packed, high energy rides. Rides and amusements will require tickets or wristbands, and will include everything from classic ferris wheels to thrill-inducing rides. Discount Ride Programs will be hosted on Friday, September 18th with unlimited ride wristbands available for purchase.
A Tribute Bands Music Stage in the free carnival area will include performances by renowned Tool cover band Schism, Rage Against the Machine cover band RATM2, Queen cover band Almost Queen, Ozzy Osbourne cover band Ozzmosis, Judas Priest female cover group Judas Priestess, Journey cover band Voyage, and more to be announced. A special battle of the bands competition will also take place with The Break Contest (nationally and in NJ), in conjunction with the Union County Performing Arts Center.
LIVE CONCERTS – PRICING BELOW!
Live music entertainment will come from many of today’s hottest rock music groups, including Godsmack, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Stone Temple Pilots, Skid Row, Skillet, Puddle of Mudd, Otherwise, Slaughter, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, Lita Ford, Kix and more to be announced.
FOOD TRUCKS – FREE ENTRY!
The 40+ food truck competition element of the weekend is running in conjunction with the New Jersey Food Truck Association, and will include many popular food trucks vying for the 1st place spot, scheduled to be hosted and judged by a celebrity chef (to be announced). On Friday night, each guest will receive a ballot to cast their vote for their favorite truck. The trucks will be serving their most popular items and our layout should help prevent any long lines from hindering your experience. The competition aspect of the food truck event is very unique to the FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL!
Confirmed, delicious food trucks include Aroy-D the Thai Elephant, The French Quarter, Luke’s Lobster, Pizza Vita, Dark Side of the Moo, The Cow and the Curd, Amanda Bananas, Falafull Gourmet, Jersey Johnnies, Oink n Moo, The Original Soupman, The Outslider, Cupcake Carnivale, Fork in the Road, Prime Kutz, Waffles de Lys, Rockland Roots. More trucks are being added daily. Save room, the event will have some incredible desserts and fair favorites available!
BEER GARDENS – FREE ENTRY!
The FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL has partnered with micro-breweries, offering some of the finest craft beers from around the country. Craft beer will be available exclusively in the carnival and within the Concert Field Beer Gardens. In the next few weeks, the FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL will be unveiling their line-up of brewers and the amazing selections that will be on tap and available for their guests 21 and up. Proper ID will be required to enter the Craft and Beer Gardens.
*Please note that the event will offer picnic areas for families, friends and guests to relax, enjoy the above food and drink refreshments. Tables will be on a first come, first serve basis. Restroom facilities, baby changing stations will be available in the picnic areas. Tent and seating will be limited and not guaranteed.
LIVE ACTION WRESTLING – FREE ENTRY!
The FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL has partnered with GCW Pro Wrestling to bring you the best ring action. The GameLoud Arena will feature WWE Legends along with some of the best in the pro wrestling circuit battling for the ultimate Rock Carnival Championship Title. With three shows daily, this is an event not to be missed.
GAMING – FREE ENTRY!
For this event specifically, GameLoud will present a special video gaming tournament. Open to all gamers, GameLoud will host various competitions and gaming activities all weekend long in a tent, featuring individual and team play. Slots are on a first come, first serve basis. Rules, Game play schedules and more will be posted in the next few weeks…Stay Tuned and bring your best! The GameLoud Mobile Tent will be open daily from 1pm to 7pm. Gaming is free and open to all. Free play sessions and competition schedules will be released. Be patient, it takes time to plan perfection. Download the FREE GameLoud App to stay connected with The FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL. Win prizes playing on our artist to fan mobile platform.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Whew that was one HELL of a Press Release and talk about detailed down to the very last point. Kudos to the press team and writers on that one. Okay, so let’s see if I get this straight. A three day outdoor event with scores of tasty delights to be enjoyed at every turn that is closed out by a rocking concert with some of the biggest names in music today, Oh Hell Yes I Am In!!!!!! I’ve not attended any kind of carnival in a very long time outside of when I went to the Dutchess County Fair a couple of years ago to see Loverboy and Night Ranger and that was a blast with only two acts. There is so much fun to be had at something like this and since I will have missed The Wacken Open Air Festival and the Savatage reunion that it featured I will most likely be looking to drown my sorrows in copious amounts of ice cold beer and hamburgers among other things. I’ve left the pricing structure for the things that will run you a few bucks off of this for the sake of “brevity” and you can keep up with this whole shebang by hitting the official website link below at the end of this narrative. This kind of event excites me because it’s both something new and something different and it should be a lot of fun for anyone who pays a visit. If you are not a foodie nor a fan of the Rock and Roll I say “ciao ciao” we shall see you somewhere else in the near future I guess. Now it’s time for me to go and begin to prep my stomach for such an event and find a friend who lives nearby and has a cot for me to crash on. There is no way I want to go back and forth to Brooklyn during this event as I would miss too many chances to eat by doing that. See you next time.
Official Website: http://www.therockcarnival.com