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happycamper

9/2/2018 3:12:30 PM
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food truck wars

when is the food truck wars on this year, and where ....thanks

GhOsTID

9/2/2018 3:45:42 PM
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happycamper said "when is the food truck wars on this year, and where ....thanks "

September 14th-16th downtown Brandon.  
 
Since it's hosted by a competing site I'm not sure exactly how to link to it while being respectful of brandon.ca and Adam so I will link to a youtube video showing where the trucks are supposed to be this year and then I'll link to their URL which forwards to a different site and if that is inappropriate it can be removed.  
 
Aerial view of where things will be hosted:  
 
 
Their URL which shows some of the trucks that are supposed to be showing up:  
http://www.foodtruckwarz.com

Adam

9/2/2018 5:11:30 PM
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Mar 2005
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Food trucks

Appreciate the thought but not really competition. Folks shouldn’t feel any different in discussing this event than say Ribfest.  
 
That doesn’t mean I won’t share as respectful as possible constructive criticism if my old brain churns out two cents it thinks might be helpful... for example as great and fun an event as Ribfest was I hope they up their game for kids next year!  
 
Hope all goes well later this month, we need more folks willing to stick their necks out to put on events like these.

Getty

9/12/2018 6:52:50 AM
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Aug 2008
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This weekend

Friendly reminder that food truck wars are this Friday and weekend. Will be cooler and wet on Saturday and Sunday.  
 
Pretty much same as last year. But let's show some Brandon love and support. There will be more trucks this year!

tafeel

9/12/2018 8:24:08 AM
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...

could this be in a worse location? did any organizer think about those with mobility issues? and where is anyone supposed to park?

Cheezies

9/12/2018 9:04:31 AM
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Parking

  
tafeel said "could this be in a worse location? did any organizer think about those with mobility issues? and where is anyone supposed to park? "

I think maybe they are counting on people parking in the town centre parkade? Unless they have that part of the street blocked off, then I’m not sure where to park.  
I just hope they protect that little parking lot (only holds 5 cars) by the princess apartments. No one except people attending that building better be parking there. I have a handicapped family member in there and I better be able to park and get to him easily. As well as his workers that come daily.  
So please people, don’t park in Princess buildings parking lots!!

12jake

9/12/2018 9:15:21 AM
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May 2010
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I agree worst location

Had heard that the Keystone parking lot was going to be the location this year which would have worked great. Parking downtown is not great the best of times so "Good Luck" as a lot of people will not attend just due to the location. A poor turnout may result in this being the last event which is a shame.

tafeel

9/12/2018 9:37:03 AM
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.....

my point was not everyone attending is from Brandon what is someone wanting to bring in a family member who has mobility issues in the. ice parking lot food could be got and brought to a person running 2 blocks with food to someone with mobility issues is plain stupid and where can you drop someone off with mobility issues while you drive how far away and park? piss poor planning

happycamper

9/12/2018 9:38:58 AM
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food truck wars

what are the times? fri, sat, sun...thanks

PrimeConvoy

9/12/2018 11:15:57 AM
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11:00

I believe it starts at 11:00

bdn438

9/12/2018 12:30:05 PM
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Friday

Friday it starts at 5:00pm I believe Saturday and Sunday it starts at 11:00am

daisychain

9/12/2018 12:31:49 PM
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Aug 2007
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their FB page says

Friday start is 5PM, then Saturday and Sunday start is 11am. Agree with the parking being an issue, I hope it turns out for them and we get another event like this next year, but in a better venue (Keystone grounds).

Mr.MEH

9/12/2018 12:48:34 PM
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Apr 2009
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For those of you already complaining

I would like to remind you that events aren't easy to plan and run.  
I know the two organizers of the event have spent a lot of time and money planning this great event out, and we are lucky to have it here in Brandon, snd should be thankful for the organizers instead of running them down.  
Do you think that all venue sites are free? It costs a lot to secure sites in town, and some locations also stipulate that they want some of the profit from event sales, which means events would likely have to charge admissions just to make a profit. Last I heard, this event is free to attend.  
Princess Park and area is a great venue site that will bring some positive energy and business to downtown Brandon, and I think people will be quite happy with the layout.  
As far as parking goes, there are several blocks around the location, and in all honesty, it wouldn't be any different as far as distance goes in relation to the space at one of the other locations people suggest using. You have to remember that this event has the potential to bring in tens of thousands of people.At other sites, you would also have to leave the vehicle in a designated parking area, and have to walk a good distance to get to the designated food areas.  
In all honesty, I think you have valid questions. However, your best bet would be to actively discuss the issues with the organizers directly. I am sure there are some very good suggestions you may have, and that they would be willing to listen to, and perhaps even provide solutions that you may find acceptable.  
Overall,this looks like an amazing event,one I am looking forward to, and one that I hope we all can enjoy.  
 
Edited by Mr.BDS, 2018-09-12 13:14:24

H + R

9/12/2018 12:56:58 PM
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...

Should be awesome hopefully the weather holds out too!’

Fishin Guy

9/12/2018 3:25:39 PM
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Will have to see....

  
Mr.BDS said "I would like to remind you that events aren't easy to plan and run.  
I know the two organizers of the event have spent a lot of time and money planning this great event out, and we are lucky to have it here in Brandon, snd should be thankful for the organizers instead of running them down.  
Do you think that all venue sites are free? It costs a lot to secure sites in town, and some locations also stipulate that they want some of the profit from event sales, which means events would likely have to charge admissions just to make a profit. Last I heard, this event is free to attend.  
Princess Park and area is a great venue site that will bring some positive energy and business to downtown Brandon, and I think people will be quite happy with the layout.  
As far as parking goes, there are several blocks around the location, and in all honesty, it wouldn't be any different as far as distance goes in relation to the space at one of the other locations people suggest using. You have to remember that this event has the potential to bring in tens of thousands of people.At other sites, you would also have to leave the vehicle in a designated parking area, and have to walk a good distance to get to the designated food areas.  
In all honesty, I think you have valid questions. However, your best bet would be to actively discuss the issues with the organizers directly. I am sure there are some very good suggestions you may have, and that they would be willing to listen to, and perhaps even provide solutions that you may find acceptable.  
Overall,this looks like an amazing event,one I am looking forward to, and one that I hope we all can enjoy.  
 
Edited by Mr.BDS, 2018-09-12 13:14:24"

I distanced out my travels from Ribfest at the Keystone. It was less than 100m walk. Ribfest at Discovery year before less than 170m walk. When they had food truck warz at the Vic in we traveled 3 blocks and there still wasn't light at the end of the tunnel for parking. We never ended up going. With my bad knees I can't walk multiple blocks to to go to an event. I will give it a shot and see what happens. The event in general sounds great, parking is my only concern.

PrimeConvoy

9/13/2018 9:52:53 AM
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True,

  
Fishin Guy said "
  
Mr.BDS said "I would like to remind you that events aren't easy to plan and run.  
I know the two organizers of the event have spent a lot of time and money planning this great event out, and we are lucky to have it here in Brandon, snd should be thankful for the organizers instead of running them down.  
Do you think that all venue sites are free? It costs a lot to secure sites in town, and some locations also stipulate that they want some of the profit from event sales, which means events would likely have to charge admissions just to make a profit. Last I heard, this event is free to attend.  
Princess Park and area is a great venue site that will bring some positive energy and business to downtown Brandon, and I think people will be quite happy with the layout.  
As far as parking goes, there are several blocks around the location, and in all honesty, it wouldn't be any different as far as distance goes in relation to the space at one of the other locations people suggest using. You have to remember that this event has the potential to bring in tens of thousands of people.At other sites, you would also have to leave the vehicle in a designated parking area, and have to walk a good distance to get to the designated food areas.  
In all honesty, I think you have valid questions. However, your best bet would be to actively discuss the issues with the organizers directly. I am sure there are some very good suggestions you may have, and that they would be willing to listen to, and perhaps even provide solutions that you may find acceptable.  
Overall,this looks like an amazing event,one I am looking forward to, and one that I hope we all can enjoy.  
 
Edited by Mr.BDS, 2018-09-12 13:14:24"

I distanced out my travels from Ribfest at the Keystone. It was less than 100m walk. Ribfest at Discovery year before less than 170m walk. When they had food truck warz at the Vic in we traveled 3 blocks and there still wasn't light at the end of the tunnel for parking. We never ended up going. With my bad knees I can't walk multiple blocks to to go to an event. I will give it a shot and see what happens. The event in general sounds great, parking is my only concern. "

If you think parking was bad at the Vic Inn, there'll be even less in the downtown area. My hopes are that eventually it will end up at the Keystone. If you're planning an event and boasting 10's of thousands of people attending, I can only think of one location in Brandon that will support that type of crowd.

AC2

9/13/2018 10:32:54 AM
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Apr 2007
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trucks food

I hope there is some gluten free options available.

CaChristine

9/13/2018 10:43:02 AM
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RAIN

food trucks and another fair! the weather isn't looking good though ...........

12jake

9/13/2018 4:39:02 PM
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tens of thousands of People

IF there are that many people trying to park downtown on streets you will be ten or more blocks from the venue. I realize the actual site will be great but please do not try and say that if it was in the Keystone parking lot that parking would be just as difficult. You may be get just as close parking at the keystone and walking to Princess Park.

theeagle

9/13/2018 5:22:12 PM
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Jul 2011
Total posts:251
Last year

  
Fishin Guy said "
  
Mr.BDS said "I would like to remind you that events aren't easy to plan and run.  
I know the two organizers of the event have spent a lot of time and money planning this great event out, and we are lucky to have it here in Brandon, snd should be thankful for the organizers instead of running them down.  
Do you think that all venue sites are free? It costs a lot to secure sites in town, and some locations also stipulate that they want some of the profit from event sales, which means events would likely have to charge admissions just to make a profit. Last I heard, this event is free to attend.  
Princess Park and area is a great venue site that will bring some positive energy and business to downtown Brandon, and I think people will be quite happy with the layout.  
As far as parking goes, there are several blocks around the location, and in all honesty, it wouldn't be any different as far as distance goes in relation to the space at one of the other locations people suggest using. You have to remember that this event has the potential to bring in tens of thousands of people.At other sites, you would also have to leave the vehicle in a designated parking area, and have to walk a good distance to get to the designated food areas.  
In all honesty, I think you have valid questions. However, your best bet would be to actively discuss the issues with the organizers directly. I am sure there are some very good suggestions you may have, and that they would be willing to listen to, and perhaps even provide solutions that you may find acceptable.  
Overall,this looks like an amazing event,one I am looking forward to, and one that I hope we all can enjoy.  
 
Edited by Mr.BDS, 2018-09-12 13:14:24"

I distanced out my travels from Ribfest at the Keystone. It was less than 100m walk. Ribfest at Discovery year before less than 170m walk. When they had food truck warz at the Vic in we traveled 3 blocks and there still wasn't light at the end of the tunnel for parking. We never ended up going. With my bad knees I can't walk multiple blocks to to go to an event. I will give it a shot and see what happens. The event in general sounds great, parking is my only concern. "

Last year, they ended up with something like 8 times the people they got. For the numbers they were expecting, it was a OK venue. For the numbers they got, it was horrible. Which is why they moved it. Your best bet will be park at the Town Centre.

crazybusy

9/13/2018 6:04:54 PM
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Jun 2010
Total posts:237
What food trucks???

Can’t find a list of the food trucks attending...

Pawprints

9/13/2018 7:04:19 PM
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Apr 2018
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I'm amazed

At the amount of complaining! There is parking everywhere downtown Brandon and if someone has mobility issues, I hope the event co-ordinators took that into consideration. If not, lesson learned for Season 2 of Food Truck Wars in Brandon! Or is it three?  
 
I believe the Keystone Centre charges for space in their parking lot so if the event went there, people would have to pay to enter the event. Be happy this is free!!!  
 
My only complaint is the long line ups to get to a favorite venue.....do any have "Skip the Dishes" app?? LOL

Kiwiyop

9/13/2018 7:05:51 PM
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Apr 2007
Total posts:657
I was...

wondering...what time does it end on Friday eve?

Mary30

9/13/2018 11:07:02 PM
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Feb 2013
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city bus

Would taking a city bus be a solution to parking, etc?  
Just a thought.  
 
I look forward to checking out the food.  
Big thanks to organizers.

EB11

9/14/2018 7:27:42 AM
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Apr 2010
Total posts:34
I’m also stunned

At the amount of complaining! Both here and on Facebook. Has anyone contacted the organizers directly to ask if they’ve made arrangements to accommodate the needs patrons with physical disabilities?  
 
As of now only one lane of 8th st is blocked off and you are still able to get to the Town Centre parking lot. As long as the road blocks stay as they are right now throughout the weekend, parking should be accessible in the Town Centre parkade.  
 
I think taking the bus could be a great solution for people who don’t want to walk, have limited mobility or can’t walk far distances. As someone who enjoys the outdoors and getting some exercise, I will be sure to park several blocks away from the event to avoid some parking chaos and hopefully allow someone else a closer parking spot.  
 
Thanks to all the organizers for your efforts in putting on this event. I’m excited to see the expansion from last year and I’m happy that an event this size is being held in the city’s downtown area.  
 
Choose happy folks!

A.G.

9/14/2018 7:41:24 AM
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Jan 2010
Total posts:1989
.

Anyone know if the food trucks accept debit? Or is it better to bring cash?

Momtotwo

9/14/2018 7:46:27 AM
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Dec 2017
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Only 8th?

Have you been down there? 9th street is closed as is a couple of blocks of Princess Ave.  
It is a gong show! It isn't just food trucks...it's whole carnival fair set up on the streets.  
And for the people who say this is good for downtown businesses....think again. People won't be spending money at their businesses. They will be spending it at the food trucks and on overpriced rickety carnival rides. The businesses will suffer because their regular customers won't be getting anywhere near their businesses

JackAzz

9/14/2018 7:50:23 AM
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Jul 2008
Total posts:1407
Wow

I guess we should just stop having any events at all in Brandon as they might inconvenience someone. Lighten up folks!

Getty

9/14/2018 7:56:24 AM
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Aug 2008
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stay home

for those of you that are complaining. Do yourself and the rest of Brandon a favor.. STAY HOME!  
 
If you don't want to walk.. STAY HOME!  
 
Organizers have spent hard hours of work getting this done.  
 
As for the Carnival.. no word if it's going to be free or not.  
 
Bring cash for food!

Cjford

9/14/2018 8:34:36 AM
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Jun 2017
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Check here for listing

  
crazybusy said "Can’t find a list of the food trucks attending... "

https://bdnmb.ca/complete-2018-food-truck-listing/

 
 
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