Guelph’s BIG Downtown Food Truck Picnic 2018

Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters Guelph (BBBSG) and Sweet Temptations Cupcakery, our third annual food truck festival is only a week away. In 2016 and 2017 we welcomed thousands of hungry foodies to Exhibition Park Downtown Guelph and 2018 is going to be even better!

This year we’ve continued from the success of last year, adding a beer garden through partnership with Sleeman Breweries. There will be face painting for little ones, and we are looking forward to helping support youth in our community through the awesome work of BBBSG. The Guelph Public Library Bookmobile will also be there this year, and the Guelph Water Wagon, so bring a refillable container to stay hydrated with tap water!

Admission is free to this day, the largest food truck event in Guelph, so you should plan to attend! A portion from every dollar spent that day will go directly to BBBSG. 


Sunday, May 27, 2018

11:30am – 7:30pm

Exhibition Park, Downtown Guelph – London Road & Exhibition Street

11 Food Trucks including… 

Fo Cheezy                           The Nomad Chef

Wrap-ture                          The Earthling

El Milagro                           Schmuck Truck

Breakfast Blues BBQs    Pierogi Pigs

The Wild Boar                   Kirtida’s Kitchen

Sweet Temptations Cupcakery 

Top tips for planning to attend:

1 – Admission is free, but food is for purchase. Cash is best, all food trucks will accept cash. Most food trucks will accept either debit or credit too, but if you can, make a stop at an ATM before attending.

2 – Carpool, walk, bike or stroll down – parking is limited Downtown and Exhibition Park area is no exception, so please plan your route.

3 – Bring a picnic blanket – make it a lovely day in the park and enjoy your delicious strEATs under the sun!

4 – This event is rain or shine. 

5 – It is drop in, come early if you want to avoid any lines, and avoid peak times if you are worried about crowds, we anticipate the busiest time to be 12:30-3:30pm.

6 – Keep an open mind, try something new – food truck food is inventive, creative and always changing, so taste something out of your comfort zone!

7 -Bring a friend, this is a fundraiser after all. So share on all our social media, and bring a neighbour along, the more people who attend, the more money we raise to support the over 675 youth in Guelph.

8 – This is a public park, and is pet friendly, so bring your pooch, but please be respectful and keep them on a leash during the event and within event space.

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  1. Melinda October 15, 2018 at 1:40 pm #


    Downtown Guelph’s Bookshelf is looking to chat with food trucks to see about bringing them into our Greenroom kitchen space during the winter months. We’ve got the space, the kitchen and hungry customers! The trouble is, I am having a hard time finding contact info. If you are interested or think anyone may be, please pass along my info!
    Thank you in advance,

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