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Food Truck Saturday Social on LLOP event menu for Oct. 17

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Oct. 13, 2020) – The City of Gainesville will serve up a new event this season, offering up its first Food Truck Saturday Social from 2-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

Coming off the heels of the 2020 season of Food Truck Friday, the “social” will again tempt attendees with a tasty lineup of delicious food truck fare, beer/wine and desserts, plus live music, but for longer than your typical Food Truck Friday event.

“We’re excited about the Food Truck Saturday Social,” said Lake Lanier Olympic Park Special Events Manager Eric Larsen. “Our Food Truck Fridays have gone really well this year and we decided to continue the success. With a Saturday event (ending before the Georgia kickoff!), we’re looking forward to more people joining us at the park to enjoy some great food and music.”

Plan to settle in to listen to tunes by Ted & Johnny, a local band from Gainesville that plays a little of everything, from 3-6:30 p.m. on the lower plaza.

Larsen said event organizers will also be adding “fall ambiance,” while some participating food vendors will cook up special foods for the day.

The following vendors have signed up to participate at the event: Harvest Catering, offering a winning combination – paella and sangria; The Inked Pig, offering classic Southern barbecue with a new-age twist; Talmo Market Cattle Drive, offering fresh foods such as grass-fed beef and hand-cut fries; Open Up Good, offering nitro cider, coffee, baked goods and savory treats; All Around the World, offering sandwiches and paninis, burgers, crepes and vegetarian options; Cabaki’s Catering, offering soup and grilled cheese, plus street corn; Downtown Drafts, offering beer and wine; Fairly Local Cupcakes, offering gourmet baked treats that satisfy any sweet tooth; and Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream, offering snowcones.

Fitting in with the fall theme will be Masterpiece Mixers, reps from which will be on site offering a fun fall craft – pumpkin painting!

“As always, we’re family friendly and dog-friendly,” Larsen said.

Those who attend, including vendors, will be encouraged to wear masks or face coverings, unless eating or drinking; practice social distancing (6 feet, please!); and wash/sanitize their hands often.

To encourage social distancing, tables – and sanitation stations – will be spaced out throughout the venue, offering attendees the opportunity to enjoy their food and/or beverage, but safely.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park is located at 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506 – look for the boathouse.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the new Olympic Ring Plaza, dedicated by city of Gainesville and Lake Lanier Olympic Park officials in July. The plaza prominently features the park’s Olympic rings sculpture, which now sits in front of the tower – the original home of the race finish line and timekeeper(s) during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games rowing, sprint canoe and kayak races.

For more information, including updates, “Like” @LakeLanierOlympicVenue on Facebook or visit gainesville.org.