FAQ for the 2021 MO Food Truck Fest

Things you need to know about the 7th Annual MO Food Truck Fest:


NO PETS – unless service animals.


What is the DATE of the event? Saturday, September 18, 2021

When does the event open to the public? 11am Saturday, September 18 and closes at 7pm the same day.

Where is the event being held: at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – 3001 N. Grant in Springfield Mo. in the NORTH WOODS. Enter through Gate 10 on Smith Street across from Hilcrest Highschool.

What does it cost to attend? It is FREE to attend and open to all ages – bring the family and have an awesome day with us! 

Is the food free as well? NO, food and drinks will be available for PURCHASE at the event from various food and drink vendors.

How long will it take to get food from a food truck? Remember that each truck has 2 to 4 folks working inside. It will take longer than a “normal drive thru” to get your order – more along the lines of a very busy “sit down” style restaurant. Please understand there is the possibility of long lines and slower than normal service from the food trucks because of the large amount of folks who have expressed interest in attending the event. With the amount of people that have expressed interest in attending the event, we expect that some food trucks will run out of food before the close of the event. We ask for your patience in waiting in lines, getting your order and that some trucks may be out of the item you want or out of food entirely if you arrive late in the day.

Will there be entertainment at the event? Yes we will have live music for you to enjoy on the stage. Brian Pitts on at Noon, Brian Capps on at 1:30pm, Justin Larkin on at 3pm, Gary Turner & The Mirage Horns on at 5pm.

Can I bring a cooler? Sorry, but NO outside food or drinks allowed.

Can I bring my pet? NO – Service animals ONLY. This is a FOOD event and the risk for accidental bites from dropped food are the reason for this ruling. Yes, we love pets but we hate the possibility of someone getting their fingers mistaken for a snack. For this reason only we ask that no pets be brought to the event –Service animals are the ONLY exception.

Can I bring my lawn chairs/blankets? Yes, the facility has NO seating so we encourage you to bring your blanket or a chair and enjoy the day with us.

Where is parking? Inside Gate 10 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds you will see to the large FREE parking area. 

Will there be an ATM on site? YES, we will have an ATM on site.

What about COVID safety?

Face Mask are not mandatory but if you feel like wearing one you are encouraged to do so.

The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds & MO Food Truck Fest will be complying with Greene County Health Department and CDC recommendations pertaining to social distancing and sanitizing to the best of our abilities to ensure a safe and fun time at the 7th Annual MO Food Truck Fest. Please understand that by visiting the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds and the MO Food Truck Fest you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19. 

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All food trucks and bands are scheduled to appear, this may change without notice at any time.

Win a set of MO Food Truck Fest Cornhole Boards from Built Not Bought Customs

We try and add something cool each year for those who attend, and this year is no different!

Stop by the Built Not Bought Customs booth for a chance to WIN these awesome Cornhole Boards. Custom made with this years MO Food Truck Fest logo.

Who is ready for some awesome food, cold beverages, great live music and a chance to win these……..YOU ARE!

See you Saturday September 18 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for the 7th Annual MO Food Truck Fest!




Bands at 7th Annual MO Food Truck Fest

We are going to have an awesome line-up of very talented local musicians on the Creative Audio stage this year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the 7th Annual MO Food Truck Fest, a great day of food, drinks and live music!

Here is the line-up:

Brian Pitts Noon till 1:30pm

Brian Capps 1:30pm till 2:45pm

Justin Larkin 3pm till 4:30pm

Gary Turner & The Mirage Horns 5pm till 7pm


We have a great lineup of Food Trucks this year! Some local favorites as well as regional trucks offering their menu for the first time in Springfield….and a few returning regional trucks we know you will love!

Visit the TRUCKS page for links to each of the trucks, see their menu and get ready to be in FOOD wonderland on Saturday September 18th at the 7th Annual MO Food Truck Fest!