The Louisville Sushi Truck will be one of 20 at the Big Four Lawn on Saturday. | Courtesy of Louisville Sushi Truck

Twenty of Louisville’s top food trucks will converge Saturday afternoon at the Big Four Lawn for the second annual Louisville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Add to that 10 regional breweries, live music, unicorns (!) and predicted temperatures into the upper 80s, and you have yourself a party.

The event is organized by the Louisville Food Truck Association, so all participating trucks have been inspected, permitted, licensed and insured. Also on hand will be a bounce house and inflatable obstacle course for kids, and a climbing wall and slide for adults.

And that unicorn we mentioned before? Children will have the opportunity to pet and have their picture taken with said mythical creature courtesy of Half Pint Hooves.

Participating food trucks are Crave A Go Go, SmokN Cantina, Captain’s Kitchen, La Chandeleur, Louisville Sushi Truck, 502 Cafe, Bellissimo, El Mambo, Germany #1, Moe-licious BBQ, The Grecian Mama, Longshot Lobsta, The Traveling Kitchen, Flavaville, Red’s Daug Pound, Get It On a Bun at Booty’s Diner, Lexie Lu’s, Fresh Out The Box, Louisville Dessert Truck, and Pollo – a gourmet chicken joint.

Try the cider by Lexington’s Pivot Brewing. | Courtesy of Pivot Brewing

And participating breweries are Monnik Beer Co., Old Louisville Brewery, West Sixth Brewing, Lemons Mill Brewery, Against the Grain Brewery, Holsopple Brewing, Braxton Brewing, Mile Wide Beer Co., Pivot Brewing, and Rock House Brewing.

Providing the soundtrack for the day will be Paul John Moeller, The Uncommon Houseflies and Jameron.

The Louisville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Waterfront Park’s Big Four Lawn.

Admission into the festival is $5 if bought in advance before noon on Friday, May 17, or $10 at the gate. VIP tickets also are available for $20 if you get them before noon Friday, and they include early entry, a dedicated tent with tables and chairs and a complimentary beer ticket.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."