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The Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park is taking over as the promoter of the upcoming Franksville Food Truck Fest on September 7 and 8. The Franksville Craft Beer Garden will also help promote the event.

In order to better serve the community, the park is making it a free event to attend, including free parking. This is made possible with sponsorship help from Real Racine and the Franksville Craft Beer Garden. Additionally, to help raise funds for the park, Food Truck Fest VIP Packages, and pre-sale t-shirts will be available for sale.

“We are excited to inherit this event from the previous promoter and re-launch it as a community event and a fundraiser for the park,” said park superintendent and Kraut Fest Chair Jim Svoboda.

The Franksville Food Truck Fest will feature eight to 12 food vendors each day, a beer garden, and live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Saturday events:

  • Badger football tailgate party Saturday morning and the Kids Connection Playground for the kids to enjoy.
  • Saturday morning classic car show at 10 a.m.
  • Helicopter rides, beer yoga Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Bounce house

“We are excited to partner with the park to put on an event the entire community can enjoy,” added Franksville Craft Beer Garden owner Ken Michel, “It will be an exciting month at the park with the Food Truck Fest, Racine area’s Largest Oktoberfest Celebration Sept 27-30th and our regular weekly events.”

The food trucks will be serving up their delicious eats from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 8. The current lineup of trucks includes some local favorites such as:

  • Marco Pollo,
  • Down ’N Cheesy
  • Meat on the Street
  • Das Brat
  • Boba Dough
  • All About Tacos (formerly Pink Taco)

The trucks will be competing for several prizes including “Best in Show” and “Best Food Item.”

The lineup differs daily and can be found on the event’s new Facebook event page located on both the park and beer garden Facebook pages.

A limited number of VIP Packages will be sold for $25 in advance of the event, with proceeds going to the park. The VIP package will include; a reserved seating area, two free beer/soda drink chips from FCBG, $5 in Truck Bucks, a Great Plate and additional swag items.

Additionally, Food Truck Fest supporters will be able to pre-purchase an official Franksville Food Truck Fest t-shirt to pick-up at the event for $18. Both will be for sale on the beer garden website at beginning Friday, August 25.

Previously purchased VIP Tickets and parking passes will be refunded from the previous promoter. There is still space available for additional food trucks and car show participants.

Food Truck vendors please contact Jim Svoboda at or Ken Michel at Those interested in signing up for or information on the car show can contact Steve Jordan at

A complete list of activities and times can be found on the beer garden website ( and on the events Facebook page (

The Caledonia – Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park is one of the area’s premier community parks and holds many events throughout the year including the Kraut Music Fest June 7-9, 2019. It is also home to the 20,000 Kids’ Connection Playground and the Franksville Craft Beer Garden. The Franksville Craft Beer Garden is Racine County’s first and only permanent Beer Garden and is open weekly on Thursday at 4 p.m., Friday at noon, and weekends at 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. each night.

Various other events such as live music, movie nights, food trucks, and community fundraisers can be found on their Facebook Page (

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.