Twelve food trucks from Columbus will roll into downtown Kenton on Friday afternoon for the second Eats on the Street Fest.
The event will run from 5 to 10 p.m. and also feature activities for children, an auction to benefit a local cancer support group, a car and motorcycle show and a live band.
It is presented by the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance.
A year ago at the inaugural event, six food trucks made the trip and were greeted by long lines of people who weren’t deterred by a light rain.
News of the success of the fest made its way back to Columbus, resulting in a doubling of the food trucks this year.
“I had people calling me (to participate),” said Jacqualine Fitzgerald, Director of Community Development with the Alliance. “It was nice.”
Scheduled to participate are Kona Ice, Pitabilities, Phillybuster, Paddy Wagon, Schmidts, Dos Hermanos Taco, Mixing Bowl Asian Grill, Barley 31, Cupzilla Korean BBQ, Eric’s Ice Cream, Sweet The Mobile Cupcakery and Dine & Dash.
The food trucks will be lined up along Columbus Street from Detroit to Wayne. There will be limited seating with 12 picnic tables added this year.
Registration for the car/motorcycle show will begin at 4 p.m. at the corner of Main and Carrol streets. The fee is $15 per vehicle.
A Kids Zone will be located on the courthouse lawn at the corner of Columbus and Main streets. There will be face painting, an appearance by Tater the Clown and 3D chalk artists.
At 6 p.m., a Chairs of Hope Auction to benefit Not By Choice, a local group that provides support for cancer patients, will be conducted on the east side of the courthouse.
On display on Main Street will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 NASCAR vehicle. People can register to win an autographed racing helmet.
The band Wet Bandits will begin performing at 7 p.m. on the east side of the courthouse.
Craft and draft beer will be available, as well as wine from a local winery, Fitzgerald said.
Nice weather is forecast and she expects a big turnout.
“I think it’s going to be slam packed,” Fitzgerald said.