'Grab & Go Food Trucks' Heading To Fairgrounds In Pleasanton

Susan C. Schena

PLEASANTON, CA — A rotating roster of dozens of food trucks will roll into Pleasanton this summer on Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning next week, as the Alameda County Fairgrounds kicks off its "Grab & Go Food Trucks" series.

Opening weekend is set Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, with an expected 12+ vendors selling a wide array of eats from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The food-truck schedule will run through Aug. 1, excluding July 4.

But do note: A $10 parking fee is required for admittance, not including the cost of food.

The "Grab & Go" series also will coordinate with the fairground's recently announced plans for pop-up, drive-in movie mights. Classic, family-friendly films will screen Fridays and Saturdays, also from June 12 through Aug. 1.

For the "Grab & Go Food Trucks," organizers are booking mobile eateries with such varied menu options as fish and chips, barbeque, crepes, street tacos, Asian-fusion dishes and chicken and waffles. (See schedule here.) And good news for those who will need a fix of "fair food," as this year's Alameda County Fair was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Each week will feature food stands offering such fair faves as corn dogs, churros and funnel cakes, officals said.

Accessing the "Grab & Go" events will require a parking fee of $10 per vehicle either payable online in advance or at the gate, fairground operators said, adding "Park, place your order, get your food, and take home to enjoy." Food purchases are sold separately.

Attendees should enter via Gate 12 at Valley and Bernal avenues. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Masks will be mandatory for customers when they are outside vehicles or inside cars with windows down. All food trucks will have lines that physically distance guests six feet apart. While patrons may visit as many vendors as they like, once customers have completed their food orders, they must exit the lot, as there is no staying and eating, even inside vehicles, fairgrounds managers said.

Follow this link to check the weekly "Grab & Go Food Trucks" schedules and menus or to purchase parking passes in advance.

This article originally appeared on the Pleasanton Patch