The final “Taste of Summer” free food truck and farmers market event will take place on September 20

Boone, North Carolina – September 15, 2023: Following the success of last month’s event, Hospitality House of Northwest NC is excited to announce the fourth and final “Taste of Summer 2023” food truck and free farmers market. Taking place on Wednesday, September 20 in the upper parking lot at 338 Brook Hollow Road from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the event will include several food trucks, local food prepared in the community kitchen, games and activities, and a free farmers market featuring produce from their organic gardens. The event and everything in it is completely free to everyone.

The food trucks lined up are Valencia Flavors, Carolina Food Monger, Frosties Ice Cream Express and Ben & Jerry’s.

“The ‘Taste of Summer’ food truck rodeo has officially been a hit with the community,” says Aryn Grant, the guest house’s local food coordinator. “At our August event, we served over six hundred meals and four hundred orders of frozen desserts. We welcome everyone back for the final run this month and hope to serve more people and have more fun.”

“Savor the Summer” aims to bring the Brook Hollow and East Boone communities together for a day of celebration and enjoyment. Events include a wide range of activities suitable for all ages. Attendees can look forward to engaging in lively games and participating in various hands-on activities that capture the spirit of summer. The highlight is without a doubt the many food trucks, and they are all 100% free.

“Taste of Summer” is made possible through the generous support of a pass-through grant from Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, allowing Hospitality House to provide this unique opportunity and financial support to these small local businesses.

“I call this a win, win, win-win! Last month we had kids eating cotton candy bigger than their heads, moms with strollers juggling pancakes, and adults ordering from a food truck for their first time,” explains Todd Carter, the guest house’s chief development officer. Once in their lives, Boone Police Chief Andy LeBeau ate ice cream, and local community leaders stopped to eat dinner at their homes. Road to another event, students from Appalachian State joined together in the community.

Carter continues, “…and I love that we were able to pump over $7,000 into these small local businesses and that event attendees could order anything they wanted, and it was all free to them. Win, win, win!”

Anyone needing additional information is encouraged to email Carter at To get the latest updates and learn more about Hospitality House of Northwest NC, visit and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok: @hosphouse and X @HospHouseNWNC.


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