Kernville ready to party with first-ever Food Truck Festival | Food

With some events, the beneficiary is later determined in the planning, but in the case of the first Kernville Food Truck Festival, the cause is the reason for it all.

Heather Dixon, coordinator of events at Rivernook Campground, where the event will take place, thanked owner Amanda Pascoe for “really returning to philanthropy and the community.”

“Kern Valley Search and Rescue is a volunteer force,” Dixon said. “No one is paid to do this work. The fundraising efforts have been really drowned out (due to the pandemic). We really want to move forward and help raise money.”

Kernville sees the hard work these groups, affiliated with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, are doing when tourists come down to the area to enjoy their leisure time on the Kern River.

And the combination of a good cause and a good time is a well-known local combination.

“Over the years, we’ve wanted to do a food truck festival and something for all ages,” Dixon said.

Throughout the day, there will be a number of food trucks and businesses from around the camp offering samples of their main dishes to attendees. Each guest will receive five or more sample tickets (depending on the type of ticket purchased). Additional samples and full-size items will also be on sale.

Dixon said that when it comes to choosing who to bring the ship to, choices are key.

“Our goal was to make a variety. We didn’t want too many types of food.”

The participants will be:

• Dre’s Twisted Kitchen, serving seafood gum, “what everyone expects”

• Homies Tacos, which serves Mexican food

• Poppi’s Pastrami & More offers a small open-face pastrami sandwich with custom jalapeno and jack cheese sausage.

• This is Italian, serving a variety of pasta including a pesto ziti

• Get It Twisted by making a spiral-fried potato-sized snack version on a stick

• Big Al’s BBQ, presentation of the new sandwich

• Eating Ewings on the Kern, loaded macaroni and cheese

• Tutu’s, serving corn on the cob

• RollerGrill’s Kitchen, known for biscuits and sauces and sandwiches

• Dusty Wagon, which specializes in “modern pioneer fare”.

• Ephen Tacos, smoked meat

The award-winning beer at Kern River Brewing will be available at the brewery, and Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant will offer a selection of wines for sale.

The festival will also feature live performances by San Diego-based surf rock band Par Avion, Kern River Band and Cody Cates blues and country artist. Ryan Sampson, a local firefighter who plays the moon as a DJ, will also perform music.

Eight merchant vendors, a game room, a photo booth and at least six prizes will be raffled off with items donated by 35 different local small businesses. Along with the ticket provided with the ticket, guests can purchase more for $ 5 each or five for $ 20.

Dixon said all proceeds will go to search and rescue, which means raising funds for security equipment and vehicle maintenance.

“Right now they need vehicles from all over the world for search and rescue efforts,” Dixon said.

Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow him on Twitter at @realstefanidias.

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