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Fort Smith foodies will get their money’s worth at Fort Smith’s grand opening event. Food Truck Festival on June 22. The event is presented by the Fort Smith Downtown Business Association and the Bar & Restaurant Committee.

Organizers say it will “set downtown Fort Smith on fire with a gastronomic extravaganza unlike any other.” Stephanie Nugent, director of the Fort Smith Downtown Business Association, said a diverse array of food trucks will offer an eclectic fusion of flavors that celebrate the city’s rich culinary diversity.

So far, 11 food trucks have signed up for the event, which will take place on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the parking lot of the First National Bank at 601 Garrison Ave. in downtown Fort Smith. Nugent said they will likely limit the number of trucks to 12 in the first year.

Those that will be on-site at the event include Kona Ice; Boujee Lemon, which specializes in house-made lemonades and other fresh beverages; Beavertails, touted as a Canadian whole-grain pastry served hot with your choice of toppings; Lucky’s Mini Donuts; Jarabes Tapatios; Country Snow; Smoky B’s, featuring barbecue, chicken wings and original sides; Wing Kraze; Brew House; Mackey’s Catfish; and Bella’s Boba, Nugent said.

“From savory delicacies to sweet treats, there is sure to be something for every taste,” says the press release.

Big Al and the Blues Cats will perform during the event. Sponsors for this year’s event include Hanna Oil & Gas, Choctaw Casinos and the First National Bank of Fort Smith.

“The event supports our mission of bringing fun and family-friendly events to downtown and will help us raise money for our Oktoberfest/Fall Festival,” Nugent said.

The mission of the Fort Smith Downtown Business Association is to develop and promote the downtown area as a collection of services, shopping, entertainment, dining, history and traditional values ​​within the community. The FSDBA meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Bakery District’s Cooler Room.

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