Food Truck Festival Fills the Field at Yogi Berra Stadium with Food and Fun

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Published October 2, 2019
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The Montclarion

A sea of brightly colored umbrellas filled Yogi Berra Stadium to shield families from the beaming rays of the sun. The bustling, energized crowd assembled on the baseball field as they debated which craving to indulge.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Montclair State University community gathered at the third annual Yogi Berra Stadium Food Truck Festival to celebrate a day of “feasting and fun.”

Over 25 local eateries like Clydes, Churroland, Empanada Guy, Empanada Lady, House of Cupcakes, Shake Shack, Star of the Seafood, Taste of Poland, Texas Smoke Barbecue and The Oreo Fix offered delicious options that everyone could enjoy.

The sounds of Alternative Groove were amplified across the field and played behind sounds of children engaging in backyard games and climbing on inflatable obstacles.

Included in the cost of admission, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center offered admission to their latest exhibit titled “Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball.” The center also has “PITCH!” an interactive throwing velocity test and was showing classic baseball movies throughout the day.

With a variety of events and activities, the stadium transformed into a community gathering for the whole family.

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Yogi Berra Stadium was open to the public during the Food Truck Festival on Saturday September 28.
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Children applied temporary tattoos to celebrate the festivities.
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Guests were served cold beverages to keep cool in the sun.
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Members of the community that span every generation joined together to participate in the event.
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Families enjoyed the sounds of Alternative Groove while indulging in their meals.
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Yogi Berra Stadium transformed into a community gathering space as families filled the field.
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Guests sat back and relaxed with their family and friends during the event.
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With few healthy optinos at the event, this pup decided to eat some salad, fresh off the roots.
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Adults were offered alcoholic beverages to pair with their food.
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Alternative Groove hosted a special guest during their performance.
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Food trucks offered tacos, cupcakes and everything in between at the festival.
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Guests tested their throwing skills during the festival.
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