Jennings Beach meets Fairfield Food Truck Festival Chloe Murray '22 and Ella Alpert '22

(Above photo by Ella Alpert '22) Twenty trucks selling foods from pizza to crepes gathered at Jennings Beach for the third annual Fairfield Food Truck Festival. The festival took place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, on Oct. 6, 2019. The event was put on by Friends of the Fairfield Public Library in order to raise money for the library's new Maker Cart. The Maker Cart is equipped with materials for 3D printing, jewlery making, sewing, vinyl cutting, drawing, cartooning and electronic kit. Admission cost was $5, while children under the age of 12 were admitted free of charge. Those who attended were able to spend an afternoon eating a variety of cuisine from some of the area's most popular food trucks. In addition, attendees listened to music from live bands. The participating food trucks included Rice and Beans, DrewbaQ, Fire Engine Pizza, Happy Rae's Ice Cream, Cinnamon Churros, Taste of Grill, Christophe's Crepes, The Tasty Yolk, Little Red Waffle Truck, Ruuthais Kitchen, Source Coffee Bus, Lemonade Grenade, Firehouse Grill, Milkcraft and Lobstercraft.

The Rice and Beans food truck provides options for their bowls. Customers chose from a variety of rice, beans, meat and additional toppings. (Photo by Ella Alpert)
“I really like how there’s different foods that I haven’t tried yet before. They’re all really yummy,” Leni Lemcke '22 said. (Photo by Chloe Murray)
Christophe's Crepes offered a variety of sweet and savory options. The menu includes crepes from Nutella, strawberry and banana, to mozzarella, basil and tomato. (Christophe Ensenat pictured above, photo by Chloe Murray)
Lemonade Grenade, a more simple menu, had options of peach, strawberry and classic lemonade. Price varied depending on size and flavor, but ranged from $3 to $8. (Photo by Ella Alpert)
"Get your food, go for a walk on the beach, go home," Jennifer Butler (far left), the chair of Friends of Fairfield Public Library and the event organizer said. "Part of my idea was to make Sunday in town an easier thing to do." Directly next to Jennings beach in Fairfield, the festival is ideally located for a post-walk snack. (Pictured left to right- Jennifer Butler, Danielle Sharp, Jacqui Coghlan and Margo Kaminsky. Photo by Ella Alpert)
Two bands preformed over the course of the festival, providing music for those in attendance. (Photos by Chloe Murray)
A slice of cheese pizza from Fire Engine Pizza was a crowd pleaser for the less adventurous eaters. However, the food truck served a variety of toppings which created an appeal to many customers at the festival. (Photo by Chloe Murray)
Many food trucks were decorated, to add to the afternoon's food and fun. (Photo by Ella Alpert)