Trio of food truck festivals headed to the Inland Valley

The Inland Valley will see three major food truck festivals before summer even begins.

We’ve already mentioned the Palm Springs Food Truck Festival, being curated by Cliff Young, host of KVCR-TV’s Out to Eat show.

That event is gathering steam and new trucks daily, with Inland Empire-based Where’s the Fire Pizza truck, along with India Jones Chow Truck, Frysmith, Piaggio on Wheels, the Vizzi Truck and Waffles de Liege among the 36 announced participants.

The event is being held February 4 at the Spa Resort Casino. General admission tickets are $10.

The first Inland Valley event will take place a couple of weeks later, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 18 at Cable Airport in Upland.

The UHRB Food Truck Frenzy is a fundraiser for the Upland Highland Regiment Band. Tickets are $5.

Details are still a little sparse, but a flier announces a Dale Bros. Brewery beer garden and 21 “subject to change” trucks, including Don Chow Tacos, the Lime truck, the Bun Truck and Meet n’ Potatoes.


The Yum Festival is being planned for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 at Ontario Mills.

Well, at least you’ll have something to eat at the Mills.

Again, details are sparse, but today saw this trio of tweets from them:



Also, they’ve just announced DJ Mike Styles, a familiar face to those of you who have been to any of the My Delight Cupcakery Social Sunday events, along with the rest of the Re:Fresh Pomona crew, will be providing entertainment.

Organizers are hoping to book 50-plus trucks.

We’ll be posting more info as we get it, but you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Last, and certainly not least, May 6 will see the third iteration of the I.E. Food Truck Fest from noon to 6 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

The event is part of a two-day FoodIE Weekend, with the first Dixie Salsa Barbecue Competition, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event, taking place on May 5.

Tickets, which go on sale February 1 at Ticketmaster and the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for each event. A combo ticket for both events is $16 in advance and $18 at the door. Early entry (11 a.m.) into the food truck fest is available for an additional $5. Parking is free, as is admission for kids 6 and under.

Forty-plus trucks are planned, and food trucks are set to be part of the Dixie Salsa Competition.

You can read reporter Will Bigham’s story on the announcement of the food truck festival here.

We’ll post updates to all these events as we get them, so keep checking back.