Streets will be closed for West Chester’s annual restaurant and food truck festival on Sunday – Daily Local
Thousands are expected to attend the West Chester Restaurant and Food Truck Festival on Sunday. (Submitted photo/West Chester Borough)
WEST CHESTER — With good weather in the forecast and an Eagles game scheduled for Thursday, there’s no reason not to enjoy a festival of restaurants and food trucks on Sunday.
Downtown streets will be closed to vehicles. Instead, more than 60 Chester County restaurants, food trucks and food vendors will be set up directly on the streets to serve up to 25,000 food lovers.
The event runs from noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, September 17. This is the forty-second edition.
Parks and Recreation Department Director Keith Kurowski is busy putting the finishing touches on the event.
“I’m just looking forward to seeing everyone enjoy the West Chester tradition,” he said. “It takes a lot of people and a lot of hard work and planning to put on an event of this size.
“Many thanks to the West Chester Police and Public Works Departments for all their support.”
More than 80 smiling artisans and artisans, along with information booths, will welcome event-goers.
Live music will fill the air from three stages at the corners of Matlack and Jay streets, Darlington and Jay streets, and Church and Chestnut streets.
Musicians performing on Matlack Street include Steve Liberace from noon to 2 p.m. and Strange Neighbors from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
At the Chestnut Street Beer Garden, Tree Walker will entertain from noon to 2 p.m. and Flux Capacitor from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Katie Barbato will be playing on Darlington Street from noon to 2pm and Lost Norther Tribe will be performing from 2:30pm to 5pm
The consultant hired by the Town (JMT/Toole Recreation Planning) to update the Recreation and Parks Master Plan will be on site to begin the survey process.
They will collect information about what people want to see in their parks moving forward.
They will be at the corner of Gay Street and High St. Near the West Chester Parks and Recreation kiosk.
Tilted Axes will be bringing their own mobile ax throwing units. One for adults (actual axes), one for kids (inflatable toy axes), and a mobile photo booth made from a 70s-style campervan.
Downtown streets will be closed from 7am to 9pm for the event. Parking is available at the Chestnut and High street garages for a special fee of $10 for the event from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kurowski gave a “huge thank you” to the sponsors, whose support he said makes the event possible.
Cocoon Remodeling, Chesterbrook Academy, Green Mountain Energy, Little of Downingtown and Your Local Network all sponsored the festival.