Riverfront Food Truck Festival

The Riverfront Food Truck Festival brings three days of delicious outdoor dining, vendors, and live music to the river, along with celebrity chef demonstrations by Rasheed Philips and Erica Roby in partnership with Mohegan Digital.

Thursday, July 20, Hartford HealthCare Community Stage
11 am – 2 pm: DJ Face
2 – 4 pm: DJ Michelle Bee
4 pm: The Bap Pack
5 pm: Big Joe & The Stolen Hearts
6 pm: Floydian Trip
7 pm: Elephants Dancing

Friday, July 21, Hartford HealthCare Community Stage
11 am – 2 pm: DJ Face
2 – 4 pm: DJ Stealth
4 pm: Vassell Meka
6 pm: Middletown Symphonic Band

Saturday, July 22, Hartford HealthCare Community Stage
11 am – 2 pm: DJ Face
2 – 4 pm: DJ Earle
4 pm: Sean O’Reilly
5 pm: HannaH’s Field
6 pm: Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold
7 pm: The Sparkle & Fade

Play Mohegan Tent, Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, and 5:30 pm:
This year’s food truck festival features appearances by two celebrity chefs, Erica Blaire Roby and Rasheed Philips, presented by Mohegan Digital. Visit the Play Mohegan Tent on Thursday, July 20, and register in advance for sessions on Friday and Saturday; same-day registrations may be limited.  Attendees will enjoy an intimate cooking demo, tasting, and meet & greet, and receive signed recipe cards. Learn more here.

Erica Blaire Roby
Erica Blaire Roby is Food Network’s Master of ‘Cue Champion, founder of  Blue Smoke Blaire, and Memphis In May Top 4 Champion in 2022. She is a frequent guest on the Today Show, and host of The Pit Stop show.

Rasheed Philips
Rasheed Philips is a Netflix American Barbecue Showdown star, culinary sensation, and founder of Philips BBQ.

Celebrity Chef Meet & Greet Sessions in the Play Mohegan Tent are scheduled for 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, and 5:30 pm on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22.

Food Trucks

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ
Blue Chip Creamery
Bricins Festival Foods
Clyde’s Cupcakes
Cousins Maine Lobster
Gina’s Eatery
Gramma Lil’s
Grilled to Perfection
Jamaican Jerkshack
Macken’s Sliders
New Haven Pizza Truck
Nutmeg Concessions
Patruno’s Place
Perfect PoundCakes
Poutine Gourmet
Quick Bites
Request A Chef
The Rolling Roti
Sausage Kings
Soulfully Vegan
Tacos los Mexicanos
Totally Tempura
Tots & Brats and Hots
Ultimate Barbecue

Thanks to Mohegan Digital, Hartford Steam Boiler, the Evelyn W. Preston Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, CT Department of Public Health, Travelers, and Lincoln Financial for their support of this event.

Additional information:

  • Interested in volunteering for this event? Register here.
  • Parking for this event is available on-street on both sides of the river or in the Convention Center Garage. Our parking lots close at sunset, so please plan accordingly.


Jul 20 2023


11:00 am - 8:00 pm


Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT, USA

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