If you love eating great food for a good cause, you’re going to adore the Pensacola Habitat Food Truck Festival experience at Maritime Park. Set for February 25th and 26th in 2023, this festival promises to delight your senses with food truck favorites, live music performances, and a competition to remember. Want to know more? Here’s what you need to know about the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s 2023 food truck festival.
Feel Good About Supporting a Wonderful Cause
Now in its 7th year, the Pensacola Habitat Food Truck Festival 2023 supports a great cause: Helping people in the Escambia and Santa Rosa County area with quality homes and other uplifting programs. All the ticket proceeds go straight back to the organization, so they can keep doing fantastic work and you can feel good about giving your support.
ESPN Pensacola, Krewe of the Airship Pirates, and many other sponsors throw in their support as well, helping make this event a major success for the organization and the community at large. Together, the attendees and sponsors can keep the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity building hope in the community.
Top Things to Do at the Food Truck Festival
Voted as ‘Best of the Coast’ by Inweekly for the past five years, this festival is always a fun time, too. You get to dine in style while listening to local musicians play their jams for the crowds. If you play your cards right, you might even make a few new friends along the way.
Savor Signature Dishes from All Over the Globe
Over 20 food trucks from Pensacola and beyond come to the festival each year to serve up their signature dishes. The diverse array of foods lets you go on a culinary journey around the globe without having to leave Maritime Park.
Although the offerings change each year, you can count on enjoying spanakopita, po boys, pizza, hot dogs, fish and chips, and so much more. There are also tons of snacky goodness on site, too, including salty pretzels with cheesy dipping sauce. Just don’t forget to save plenty of room for dessert. The ice cream sundaes are always a hit as are the snow cones and other sweet treats.
See Who Wins the Food Truck Tasting Competition
You’ll definitely find your favorite dishes as you sample all the deliciousness offered at each food truck. But if you want to see who’s officially dubbed the best of the best, then you’ll want to check out the food truck tasting competition, for sure.
The judges will sample the signature dish from each truck and then weigh in on which ones tantalize their tastebuds the most. The competition can get fierce, exciting the crowds and getting everyone thrilled to get another taste of the fan favorites.
Spend the Day Enjoying All the Live Entertainment
In between all the delicious bites to eat, go over to the stage to hear talented musicians playing live for the crowds. Although the lineup is still getting finalized, all the best local musicians eagerly sign up for a chance to play.
No matter who plays, you can trust that their tunes will set the tone for an amazing experience, creating the perfect background music for your meal. If you’d like to get up and dance, that’s possible, too. Just find an open space and show the world your sick moves.
In addition to all these great activities, you can usually find tables set up for arts and crafts, face painting, and games. You just have to wander around to see all there’s to offer and then walk up to join the fun.
How to Attend the 2023 Pensacola Habitat Food Truck Festival
If you’d like to attend the 2023 Pensacola Habitat Food Truck Festival, you can either buy tickets in advance or at the gate. They’re not selling tickets quite yet, however, since they’re still getting the vendors and sponsors finalized.
Once they do, you can expect the tickets to cost at least $10 per person. Children 12 and under can attend the event for free. If you get your tickets in advance, you can usually save at least a couple of dollars per person. You can opt to just get your tickets at the gate if you want to throw in your full support behind the mission of the organization.
Beyond getting tickets, you just have to keep your ear to the ground to learn more about what this event will offer for 2023. Prefer to keep it a surprise? Simply show up on the 25th or 26th of February with a big appetite and zest for adventure. Then, get to exploring all the food trucks and other activities to your heart’s content.