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Another successful food truck night for Dawsonville
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A crowd gathers to sample local flavors at the May 3 food truck night in downtown Dawsonville. - Photo by Jessica Taylor

Despite a rainy start to Friday’s food truck night, the excitement for the return of the monthly event couldn’t be dampened as the crowd continued to swell into the evening.

According to city employee and food truck night organizer Sara Beacham, last week’s event drew the biggest crowd the city has had at its food truck nights.

The food truck festivities began in May 2018 and have continued to grow in popularity with hundreds of people stopping by for a bite to eat and family friendly fun.

“Almost all of the food trucks sold out of food towards the end of the event so they were all happy too,” Beacham said.

Food Truck Fridays are planned for the first Friday of the month, with June 7 being the next scheduled event.

Currently, the food trucks line Bill Elliott Street and Tucker Avenue, two side streets behind the Purple Corn Boutique and next to the Dawson County News building; however, that might change later this summer or fall.  

When the Farmers Market and sections of Main Street Park open later this year, the food trucks are expected to be moved closer to the city municipal complex which allow for the event to grow according to Mayor Mike Eason.

When the food trucks will move to their new home near city hall remains to be seen. Eason said it depends on when the completion of the farmers market construction as well as the opening of Main Street Park which were delayed due to months of rain. They are expected to be open in the summer.