FoodIE Weekend is (almost) here!

This weekend is another great one for food lovers.

The Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario will host not one, but two delicious events, including the return of the I.E. Food Truck Fest!

Saturday (May 5), the Hispanic Business Alliance brings us the first Dixie Salsa Barbecue Competition, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Over 30 teams will compete for trophies and cash money, y’all.

In addition to the barbecue competition, there will also be a youth music competition, with the winner taking home $500 and performing at Sunday’s event.

An if the competitions weren’t enough, there will also be a handful of food trucks, a car show exhibition, kids’ zone and more.

Sunday (May 6) will be the third iteration of the ber-popular I.E. Food Truck Fest from noon to 6 p.m.

The previous two fests each attracted about 11,000 attendees.

In addition to 42 food trucks, there will also be live music and a kids’ zone.

Follow the jump for ticket information and a list of scheduled trucks.


Buffalo Wild Wings
Cafe 2 U
Fluff Ice
Gringo Tacos
King’s Corner on Wheels
Mustache Mikes
Ragin’ Cajun
Red Robin YummmMobile
Short Rib BBQ
Suite 106 Cupcakery


Bakery Truck
Bool BBQ
Border Grill
Chasing Paradise
Cousins Maine Lobster
Don Chow Tacos
George’s Greek Truck
Grilled Cheese Truck
Kings Corner on Wheels
Lime Truck
Lobsta Truck
Ludo Truck
Mambo Juice
Mangia Italian Ristorante
Mangia Mangia Mobile
Me So Hungry
Mighty Boba Truck
M.O. Eggrolls
Mustache Mikes
My Delight Cupcakery
Nom Nom
OG Tempura
Paradise Cookies
Pearson’s Cajun
Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels
Red Robin YummmMobile
Refresh Truck
Rolling Sushi Van
ShortRib BBQ
Slummin’ Gourmet
Suite 106 Cupcakery
Temaki Truck
Thai 1 On
Tornado Potato
Truck Norris
Two For The Road
Uncle Lau’s Island BBQ
Vchos Truck
Viking Truck
Waffles de Liege
White Rabbit

Tickets for each event are $8 if you purchase by the end of the day Wednesday (May 2) at Ticketmaster or (if you want to avoid those “convenience” fees) at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, and $10 at the door.

In addition, you can add a $5 early entry ticket for the I.E. Food Truck
Fest (perfect for securing your place in line for the Grilled Cheese Truck) and get in at 11 a.m.

A combo ticket for both events is $14 in advance (again, you gotta purchase it before the end of the day Wednesday), or at the door for $18.

Kids six and under are admitted free. Parking is also free.

Dine 909 has been looking forward to this for months…we hope to see you there!