Fun times had at Food Truck and Brew Fest

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The Tolland County Chamber of Commerce held it’s second annual Food Truck and Brew Fest at the CT Golf Land grounds, on Aug. 20, and crowds enjoyed a mix of culinary delights and craft beverages from around the region.

Chamber Executive Director Melissa Smith said people enjoyed the variety of musical entertainment from the bands (Sunset Drive, Off the Traxx, One Night Stand, Dumb Love) and microbrew offerings.

Unfortunately, two of the five food trucks scheduled to appear canceled at the last minute. But Smith said that Square Peg Pizza and Wayne’s Wings and Things, as well as Pop City Popcorn, were all well-received and did great business at the event.

“We were thrilled about the weather. Last year, we had drizzly rain, but this year it was hot and felt like a summer day,” Smith said, adding that adding vendor tables were another thing that worked well. “They added some flair to the event, and it was beneficial to them to get the word out about their businesses.”

At press time, tallies were still coming in, but attendance was estimated at several hundred, Smith said.

“It was nice to have so many people get together in the community,” she said. “It grew exponentially from last year.”

Plans for next year’s event are already underway, including even more food trucks. With CT Golf Land’s renovations expected to be complete by then, the event will have more options for kids and families.

“They’re going to have the mini-golf and bumper boats and other fun stuff,” Smith said. “We’re excited for it to get better every year. We’re hoping to have at least 10 food trucks next year, and the place will have more to do.”

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