People love food trucks and food truck festivals. Mobile cuisine ranging from wings and pulled pork to delicious Puerto Rican and Cuban food. You name it, there is is a food truck for it.
Pooler’s Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Food Truck Festival and Marketplace event this year on Saturday, Oct. 5, adding fun and games as well as local arts and craft, and market vendors to the over 30 food trucks.Get Savannah arts and culture news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our morning, afternoon and food newsletters
Roy’s Nutz and Buttz is one of the participating food trucks. They specialize in Southern BBQ — smoking all of their meat and crafting their side dishes from scratch, including their award-winning Brunswick stew, mac and cheese, and coleslaw.
“We’re looking forward to what is quickly becoming one of, if not the best, family-friendly events in the Savannah area,” said Mandy Chambliss, owner of Roy’s Nutz and Buttz. “The Pooler Chamber of Commerce does a great job and we are excited they have put the fall marketplace with the second food truck festival and that they have included us. Food truck festivals are crazy. The energy is high, everyone is excited. The lines are usually long but everyone is having a great time."
"It should be a destination, not just a stop. Bring your chairs & hang out for a while. Festivals bring a diverse group of people all having a good time & we have a good time slinging food.”
“The idea behind the festival started two years ago,” said the chamber’s executive director Pam Southard. “I felt it was time for Pooler to experience the food truck extravaganza. Then, after a huge success last year, we decided to combine both the marketplace and the Food Truck Festival. This way, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.”
Among the festivities are games and rides for all ages — a mechanical shark, hay rides, giant slides, and more, Southard hinted. Craft vendors, painters, ceramics and jewelry will also be available to visitors.
The city of Pooler has grown tremendously over the last twenty years. Southard said the chamber is in the people and tourism business — offering information about Pooler, things to do, where to go, lodging and directions among other things. They answer visitors questions, and they also create events like the Food Truck Festival and Marketplace for both local residents and tourists as an attraction for the city.
Southard said the most exciting plan she sees as part of Pooler’s future is the re-vamping of Highway 80.
“The historic district of Pooler will be renovated to make it feel more like a walking community,” said Southard, “Folks have choices of dining and shopping either in our historic district or Pooler Parkway.”
"I would like everyone to know that the chamber is here for you. We want to make sure the residents know that this is their chamber," she said.
Full list of food trucks at the festival:
4 & 20 Bakers
All About the Bean
Ben & Jerry's
Benitos Rolling Oven
Big Boy Cookies
Dark Shark Taco
Jerk City Truck
Kick Back Shack
Little Diddles Bakery
Molly's Fish & Chips
Renowned Food, LLC
Roys Nutz and Buttz
Savannah Square Pops
Shree's Crab Bucket
Smokin' Gringos BBQ
Happy Thai Food Truck
The Big Cheese
The Magic Food Truck
The Naked Dog
Time to Eat