Another fantastic Williamson County weekend kicked off in grand style with overflow crowds at Franklin’s first-ever food truck event Friday evening.  The crowds that descended on the event, sponsored by Williamson Source, caught event organizers and food truck vendors off-guard, in a good way.  “Franklin loves food trucks!  We need to get down here more often,” said B.J. Lofback, owner of the Riff Burger truck and President of the Nashville Food Truck Association.

Large crowds packed parking and formed long lines within minutes of the event starting Friday evening, thanks to favorable weather and a lot of excitement to try some of the area’s best street food.  Tastes ranged from hot dogs to gourmet delights.  Even pets got in on the action.  Event-goers dined al fresco under the canopy that usually houses Franklin’s Farmer’s Market, and enjoyed live music from local artists and songwriters.

The event was also a boost for area restaurants that caught all the overflow from those who couldn’t even make it into the parking lot.  At its peak, parking was scarce and some sought alternatives to street food.  By sunset, crowds eased to manageable levels and those who came looking for a variety of street foods found quite a bit to try.

Event organizers have planed a Fall version of the food truck event.  Let’s hope the next Eat The Street isn’t quite that far off.

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