Toms River’s annual Food Fest will take place this weekend downtown, featuring a variety of gourmet food trucks, arts and crafts and vendor booths, children’s rides and live entertainment from four great bands.
Guests can sample barbeque, seafood, empanadas, gyros, seafood and more. Those with a sweet tooth can snack on funnel cake, fried Oreos and cupcakes.
Beyond food, guests can also go shopping as the festival includes a number of businesses and vendors with merchandise for sale this year, organizers said. For the younger crowd, there will be kid-friendly rides, a rock climbing wall and face-painting. The children’s rides are provided as a free attraction, sponsored by Pine Belt Automotive. The event will also feature DJs from Greater Media, 100.1 WJRZ and 95.9 WRAT, who will be emcees on the stage throughout the day. They will have prizes and giveaways at their booth
“Toms River Food Fest offers something for everyone; live music, gourmet food from great food trucks, free kids rides and shopping,” said Toms River Recreation Director Jared Tate. “The event grows bigger every year. We are hoping for nice weather and a great turnout.”
The event will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. along Washington Street. A rain date has been set for Sunday.