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Getting ready for the 4th Annual Virginia Food Truck Battle
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Tickets on sale May 1
Proceeds Benefit the MaDee Project
The MaDee Project is a non-profit foundation that provides support to pediatric cancer patients and their families in the Augusta County areas and surrounding counties. The project also strives to provide funding for innovative research that assists in finding the cause and prevention of pediatric cancers from reaching any other children. MaDee’s determination, love for her family and friends, as well as her strong spirit while battling this disease, became the inspiration of this project. If MaDee were physically here with us today, we feel confident, she would still be holding children under her wing, teaching, guiding and comforting them, especially those diagnosed with cancer. This project is our way of showing Virginia and the community, MaDee’s legacy continues. She lives on, providing the children and their family with the much needed support and the hope to get through this difficult time. Learn more about MaDee’s story in her book, Dancing in the Rain. For more information about the Madee Project visit our website.
How the Event Works
The trucks will be sectioned off into three zones with six trucks in each. Each zone crowns a winner by the votes from the VIP’s. Each zone winner will then compete in front of a panel of judges, which is comprised of three chefs from different parts of Virginia. “The food trucks take the competition seriously. They are in it to win it,” Kim Metje, Event Coordinator said. There will be craft breweries from across the state also competing in the battle of their own. The Beer winner is determined by VIP’s and Beer Tasting Ticket holders voting. The battle is set for Sunday, Sept. 2nd, during Labor Day weekend. A large expanded children’s area with entertainment and loads of activities for the kids are on tap this year. More artisan, craft and specialty vendors will be at the festival, and variety of different bands will be playing ALL DAY!
How the tickets work
VIP tickets includes admission beginning at 11:30 am to receive your tasting from each of the 6 trucks in your zone and then vote for your favorite! Tasting of each of the 6 beers entered in the Beer Competition and vote for favorite! (Food tastings end at 12:30, beer tastings end at 2 pm) VIP ticket price is $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
Beer Tasting General Admission Tickets – $25 Enter at 12:30 and receive your FREE tasting glass and receive a 2oz tasting of each of the 6 beers entered in the competition. And you VOTE on your favorite.
General Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Gates open at 12:30 pm.
RAIN or SHINE EVENT. No Refunds.
Bring your blankets and chairs. No coolers or pets allowed.
**all credit/debit cards subject to handling fee
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