Foodies can get their food truck fix earlier than expected this summer at the drive-thru Fargo Food Truck Festival.

The drive-thru only event is slated for June 12-14 at the North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo.

The free admission festival, which will feature eight vendors, aims to promote and support local individuals and food trucks that were hit financially during the pandemic, according to a press release from event promoter Mike Schmitz.

“It’s going to take some new logistics and creativity to provide an event where everyone feels safe, we know that,” Schmitz said. “Our food truck festival has always been about innovation and evolving, so we’re confident that all the connections will prosper with this unique format.”

The event will be held rain or shine from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 14.

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Schmitz felt a safe, fun, community event was a “great way for him to thank Fargo Foodies for supporting his annual food truck festival,” according to the release.

The drive-thru only festival is the brainchild of the annual Fargo Food Truck Festival producer, which as of now, is scheduled as planned for Aug. 14-16.

Of the June mobile meal event safety protocol, nobody will be allowed to leave their vehicles. Menus from the eight vendors will all be digital.

There’ll be one transaction for a patron’s entire order, whether the order is from one or all of the vendors, and assigned carhops will take orders and deliver them in designated zones. The release said carhops and delivery teams will be local service industry workers who haven’t been able to consistently work during the pandemic.

Credit card or exact cash payment will be accepted, and no change will be given. Staff and event vendors will be wearing gloves, masks and disinfecting anything with common touchpoints, the release said.

Additional vendor details, menus and event guidelines can be found through the event’s website,, and Fargo Food Truck Festival Facebook page.