Photo by Lizzy Shake
A scene from last year's food truck festival.
The last time the food trucks rolled into town, the response was so overwhelming that trucks ran out of food quickly, sending scores of patrons to nearby restaurants, a development both good and bad.
This year, the Sauce Magazine Alton Food Truck Festival at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, promises an increase in both trucks and savory items available for purchase.
Trucks scheduled to be at this season’s event include The Sweet Divine, Seoul Taco, Taco Truck STL, Guerrilla Street Food, Angie Burger, Go Gyro Go, Farmtruk, Steamroller Bagel and Deli, Doughboy’s Pizza, Steak Louis, Completely Sauced, Sarah’s Cake Shop and Totally Toasted. To accommodate beverage choices, this festival also will feature both Sia’s Italian Ice and Juicemasters trucks. More trucks may be added.
Live music from Boogie Chyld will be showcased on the amphitheater stage.
The festival is free to the public; $25 VIP tickets include parking privileges, open seating and drink tickets.
For more information, visit libertybankamphitheater.com/events.
Labor Day Parade in Alton
The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor’s annual Labor Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27.
Parade assembly will begin at 8 a.m. at the Alton Middle School pit area, 2200 College Ave. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., go east on College Avenue, south on Washington Avenue, east on Edwards Street, north on Main Street and head back to Alton Middle School. The annual picnic for union members and softball tournament will follow at Gordon F. Moore Park.
Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan will serve as marshal of the parade. For more information, visit the Facebook page at “2016 Alton Labor Day Parade.”
Bulk trash drop-off day
The city of Alton and Republic Services once again will partner on a bulk and large item drop-off day from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at the former landfill on Alby Street across from the VFW.
The event will be open to Alton residents only and participants must present a valid driver’s license or other forms of photo identification showing their address.
For information, call the Alton Public Works Department at (618) 463-3530.