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80 food trucks set to gather for International Food Festival in Tampa

Thousands of people gathered outside for a huge food truck festival.
Photo via Florida Penguin Productions

Tampa is a hot market for food trucks. There are ample underutilized lots, breweries, and recurring neighborhood events for owners to park their mobile kitchens and serve an eager (and hungry) audience. Florida Penguin Productions, an organization dedicated to putting on engaging food festivals, has announced the International Food Truck Festival at Tampa Premium Outlets on April 1 and 2.

Tickets to this event are just $5, and organizers have already confirmed 50+ food trucks for the event, with the hope of hosting at least 80 by April 1st. Organizers will be fundraising for three different charities during the festivities: Stano Foundation, Celebrate Birthdays, and GFWC Pasco Junior League.


Two waffle ice cream cones filled with rolled ice cream and topped with sprinkles and cookies. One taco is set on top of a coffee drink.
Photo via Sweet Rolled Tacos

Those interested in entering your Food Truck/Tent/Trailer into this festival can call 727-674-1464 and ask for Halee. Interested parties can also email halee(at) Florida Penguin has an online vendor portal that makes it easy to register online.

Not only is the international food truck festival family-friendly, but because it’s outdoors, it’s also pet-friendly. Enjoy a full day, 12pm-6pm, celebrating the surging and vibrant food truck culture of the greater Tampa Bay region. Teased food trucks include a few of That’s So Tampa’s staff favorites:

A fish shaped pastry and a pen and ink exterior of a small dessert cafe.
Photo via Juju Taiyaki

Keep up with new additions on the festival’s event page.


Dessert waffles on white plates covered in chocolate, caramel and berries.
Photo via Brazilian Fun Foods

Florida Penguin Productions puts on some of the best events in the entire state and they have a huge array of festivals on the horizon. Here are the events you need to keep on your radar:

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