Festival food

Festival Feast Planning

The lineup and menu change every year, but here are a few favorites from the past that you may see at this year’s event. Our menu is diverse and offers something for everyone, including international delights, fusion, comfort staples, Louisville local favorites, and even adult beverages to enjoy while you sit riverside and enjoy live bands on the music stage. Links to different stood truck websites may help those who need to know details about ingredients and other menu information. Information is based on general content available from our food truck partners. For specific details about allergens or other important questions you may have, please be sure to address these issues with the vendor at the time of purchase and keep in mind that things change every year. Thanks for joining us!

Hot Buns & Dumplings

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HOT BUNS (bao) and DUMPLINGS Example Menu
Peking Chicken Bao (3) sweet bourbon sauce, cucumbers, pickled red onion, cilantro
Spicy Korean Pork Bao (3) nappa, daikon, jicama bun burnin’ hot
Thai Curry Beef Bao (3) cabbage, pickled bean sprouts, cashew, basil Teriyaki Mushroom Bao scallions, toasted garlic, sesame seeds
Pork Dumplings (8) cabbage, onion, radish, green onion
Vegetable Dumplings (8) dehydrated tofu, cabbage, leek, green onion
DRINKS Honey Lemon Ginger Cooler

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Sweet Crêpes Example Menu
Banana Nutella with powdered sugar. Nutella Only with powdered sugar. Strawberry French toast cinnamon crepe with strawberries, maple syrup, and powdered sugar.

Savory & Sweet

Snow Cones

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Snowhat Snow Cone Example Menu
HAND CRAFTED SHAVED ICE Authentic New Orleans style snoballs made with soft, fluffy snow& all-natural ingredients. Naturally vegan & gluten-free! Lavender Lemonade Fresh Strawberry Fresh Blueberry Vine Ripe Watermelon Vanilla Cupcake Fresh Squeezed Orange

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Kettle Corn Example Menu
Froggy’s Popcorn is made from scratch with high-quality ingredients. Flavors include cheese and spice mixes, caramel, and candy cane.

Kettle Corn

Fresh & Healthy

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Fresh by Gene’s Food Truck – Food So Fresh It Sprouted Wheels Example Menu
Chipotle Black Bean Burrito Bowl (vegan) Smoked Salmon Tacos Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese Adobo Pork Tacos Sides- Smoked Sweet Potato Salad (Vegan) Watermelon Mint Salad Fresh made lemonade

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Seafood Example Menu
Local food truck in the Louisville, Ky area selling real Maryland Crabcake sandwiches and delicious


Smokers & BBQ

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Grilled & Smoked Meats Example BBQ served up with a Kentucky twist on Celtic favorites
Local food truck in the Louisville, Ky area selling delicious Scotch eggs, Reuben Sandwich or Guinness Battered Fish and Chips, Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Bangers and mash, Sheperds pie, and Ribs

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Grilled Cheese Example Menu Serving Louisville’s Favorite Grilled Cheese since 2012
“Louisville’s Favorite Grilled Cheese” Menu Varies Daily Caprese Mozzarella, Provolone, Tomato, Fresh Basil, Garlic and Balsamic Reduction Cheddar Bacon Bacon, Mild Wisconsin Cheddar……You had me at Bacon Cheezer’s Hot Brown Mozzarella, Sliced Turkey Breast, Bacon, Tomato Legalize Marinara Mozzarella, Provolone, Pepperoni and Marinara Sauce with a touch of Garlic and Italian Seasoning Mac Daddy Cheddar Grilled Cheese stuffed with Mac n Cheese Nacho Mama Monterey Jack & Cheddar with Chorizo, Tomato, Jalapeno & Cholula Hot Sauce Patty Melt Grilled 1/4 lb Burger, American Cheese, Pickles, Onion Plain Jane Melted American Cheese on Buttery Toasted Bread

Grilled Cheese & Fries

The Big Four Art Festival is a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Food trucks at this vibrant event bring an array of exciting, gourmet flavors for festival-goers. Seafood lovers can revel in a smorgasbord of ocean delicacies, including crisp calamari and succulent shrimp tacos, freshly prepared to order. Adventurous palates can delve into the flavorful world of bao, with fillings ranging from spiced pork to seared tofu, offering a delectable taste of Asian street food. Health-conscious attendees are catered to as well with an array of fresh, crisp salads. The Mediterranean zest is delivered via the irresistible allure of gyros, packed with tender meat, fresh vegetables, and creamy tzatziki wrapped in warm pita. Yet, no festival would be complete without its traditional food favorites. The nostalgic aroma of Elephant Ears and funnel cakes, crispy corn dogs, golden french fries, and local, freshly-popped kettle corn waft through the air. A refreshing selection of festival drinks like lemonade, iced tea, craft sodas, and local brews are available to wash down the food. Each mouthful at the Big Four Art Festival is a celebration of culinary artistry, complementing the visual art on display.