What: Where can you get some of the best food in New England - from barbeque and lobster rolls, to grilled cheese and desserts - all in one place and all on wheels? At the SUFFOLK DOWNS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL on Saturday, October 22nd! The rapidly growing food truck phenomenon is here to stay as Boston’s historic Thoroughbred racetrack hosts its first-ever food truck festival with a full afternoon of live racing, great food, and fun for all ages and appetites!

The list of trucks is continuously growing; here are some you can expect to see:

Captain’s Coffee Brewers - A café on wheels, serving up high quality cappuccino, lattes, coffee, pastries and the now famous Captain's Cold Brew.

Daddy’s Fried Dough - Daddy's Fried Dough provides freshly made dough; fried golden brown topped with real butter, powdered sugar and cinnamon.

Franca’s Wood Fired Catering - Specializing in wood-fired pizza, calzones, and more, all cooked to perfection!

The FroYo Truck - Finally, a dessert that is exciting and healthy! The FroYo Truck’s cool, swirly yogurt combinations may be complemented by Belgian organic waffles as well as fresh fruit.

Frozen Hoagies - A new food truck serving homemade Ice Cream sandwiches… pick your cookie, pick your flavor and enjoy!

Go Fish! - The first food truck by Brother Trucker boasts an array of New England seafood favorites plus American and International classics.

Grilled Cheese Nation - Boston’s Original Grilled Cheese Truck serves up 8 of New England’s most delicious, chef-inspired grilled cheese sandwiches with "shots" of hot tomato soup!

Lobsta Love - Precious lobster rolls and award-winning clam chowder - savor the sweet taste of summer all year long.

Mobile Home - A Boston-based food truck offering a selection of thoughtfully prepared dishes inspired by classic home cooking and comfort-style cuisine.

Spoon Truck - From ribs, apple wood smoked chicken and pulled pork to hush puppies and more, this is uncomplicated BBQ.

Sweet Truck - Serving up old fashioned, uncomplicated baked treats from your childhood, including apple cider doughnuts and ginger molasses chewy cookies!

Trolley Dogs - Fabulous all-beef pearl hot dogs boiled and grilled with a variety of specialty toppings, plus golden fries and Italian ice.

Woodman’s of Essex - Since 1914 the Woodman family has served up hearty portions of seafood and memories and now they are taking their award-winning restaurant on the road with their famous fried clams.

And more to come!

The highlight of the live racing program will be the $100,000 Robert M. O’Malley Sprint Stakes, a six-furlong sprint over the main track for fillies and mares age three and up. Also on the card is the John Kirby Stakes, a one mile and 70 yard route for three-year-olds bred in Massachusetts.

When: Saturday, October 22nd 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: Suffolk Downs
111 Waldemar Avenue, East Boston, MA 02128


Parking is FREE

Cost: Admission is $5 and free for children 12 and under.

Admission proceeds are going to charities serving families in need in East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop.