The Cincinnati Street Food Festival is in its fifth year and will be part of the larger We Are Walnut Hills Weekend on September 30th and October 1st and its brewery will be up for sale.
“The festival not only promotes Cincinnati food trucks and local entertainers and artists, but also shows the promise and potential of Walnut Hills,” said Sondra Palivoda, development cooperative of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. “A change is taking place in Walnut Hills, and we want to show that development is possible and necessary, but also the use and celebration of the community.”
One of the major redevelopment areas in the neighborhood is E. McMillan, right where the festival is taking place.
This year, the Street Food Festival will feature interactive artists from Chase Public, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Head Start, the Walnut Hills Historical Society in partnership with Cincy Stories, the Walnut Hills Area Council, and WordPlay, as well as a stilt walker and canvas-print poster station.
WNKU sledges will hand out games and prizes at the festival, and there is a petting zoo with a kangaroo and a camel. Musically, four bands will take to the stage, with DJ Carl Hunt providing entertainment between the sets.
Food trucks include: Adena’s Beefstroll, Andy’s Mediterranean, C’est Cheese, The Chili Hut, Contini’s Pizza, Dojo Gelato, Empanadas Aqui, Hungry Bros., Just Jerks, Red Sesame, Slice Slice Baby, Street Chef Brigade, Streetpops, U- Lucky DAWG, Urban Vistro, Waffo and Wicked Hickory.
The Street Food Festival takes place on October 1st from 11am to 5pm on E. McMillan Street between Concord and Copelen Streets.
The Five Points Mural Dedication and the Art Out Loud beer garden will also take place this weekend on September 30th at 7 p.m. There is an open call for artists and performance artists who wish to showcase their work during the event. Further information can be found on the WHRF Facebook page.
After the Street Food Festival there will be an afterparty and Music Off McMillan on October 1st at 5.30pm. The beer garden is on Five Points Alley and there is music by HuTown Holler.