Trucktoberfest combines music, beer and street food


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Trucktoberfest on Thursday, Oct. 17 is this month’s version of Pickin’ in the Park. (Photo: Staff)

Not to be denied, this month’s Pickin’ in the Park presented by the Chattanooga Street Food Project will carry an Oktoberfest theme.

Trucktoberfest will be a festive affair of mirth, merriment and gluttony. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Chattanooga’s downtown Center Park. The park is located in the 700 block of Market Street.

A selection of “seasonal” beers will be available from On the List Catering. Music happens organically with a large jam-session style picking party taking place throughout the event.

As for food, a number of Chattanooga’s food truck outfits will provide special German-themed items.

Nathan Flynt, president of the Chattanooga Food Truck Project and owner of Famous Nater’s World Famous, said the theme of “Trucktoberfest” just worked.

“This is the season for all that,” he said. “That style of beer and cuisine…It’s a good way to get folks out. Everybody loves street food.”

Flynt said a theme is scheduled for every Pickin’ in the Park event. He said Chattanooga is a place where people love to just get together and have a good time.

“This is a big music town and people love to congregate and listen to the music,” he said. “I think the food trucks are doing some of the best food in town. Beer always brings the crowd.”

Though not official, other food trucks that frequent Center Park include California Smothered BurritosRock N’ TacosFamous Nater’s World FamousLocal Slice and Mountain Waffle Wagon.

When River City Company announced the opening of Center Park earlier this year it gave the area’s food truck operations a place to gather. The parties followed with the first installment of Pickin’ in the Park over the summer.

Flynt said the park has done so a lot to help business and the community.

“The park that River City that built for us is way more than we could’ve asked for or wanted,” he said. “We wouldn’t be able to pull it off without that first ingredient in the recipe.”

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