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!

  • Fred Kelley

    Just got back from the so called BBQ competition. What a joke!!! The competitors weren’t even allowed to sell samples to the public. What was I gonna do, just go to watch them cook? Just a total rip off. They stole my money. Talked to several teams there, (only 5 teams showed up), and they said they would be fined by the health dept. if they gave out any BBQ. Just plain assinine and I won’t be back.

  • Food Truck Fan

    Why do residents of the SB and Riverside ( “IE”) counties have to pay $10, to be able to purchase $10 of food from a truck? I like hot gourmet food trucks, but would prefer the choice of eating from “Local” trucks, any and every day of the week. Apparently some of our local governments are against free enterprise, capitalism and individualism, and would choose to create barriers(events only) to stop “Local” residents from starting, owning and operating food trucks businesses. I guess they feel IE citizens should pay more and our restaurants should not have to be competitive. Food truck “Events” provide only enough time and locations to be called a hobby, not a business. Of course, “events” are Icing on the Cake for trucks from neighboring counties who have already worked a full work week in their local neighborhoods. These IE only restrictions(events only) illustrate a much broader problem, where our local governments have chosen to discourage innovation and entrepreneurship. Food trucks offer the right foods, of the right quality, at the right times, at the right places, to the right customers, at the right price. What seems to be the problem?