For the first time in its brief history, on Saturday, the South Texas Food Truck Festival will take place at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks Minor League Baseball team.
“If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday, this is the place to be,” Hooks Senior Director of Operations Jeremy Sturgeon said. “There’s going to be something for all the kids, families, mom, dad, grandma, and even your pet.”
The festival is pet-friendly, and admission is free. Forty-five food trucks from across South Texas will partially fill the parking lot adjacent to the baseball stadium. Five-dollar parking is available in the other parking lot across Port Avenue from the ballpark.
“It’s a family fun environment,” Sturgeon said. “There are lots of things going on with the food trucks, kid zone, there’s going to be live music, arts and crafts, and numerous other things.”
Jaycob’s Delicious Fishes and Other Dishes is one of the participating food trucks. Owner Jaycob Jones has been visiting various breweries and festivals in his kitchen-on-wheels over the past year or so, and he says he and his crew are getting the hang of it. That’s why he’s excited about the South Texas Food Truck Festival.
“I’m looking forward to it more because we’re more well prepared, and we’re going to be putting out a bigger better product at a faster pace,” Jones said.
Jones serves up a variety of dishes that he says are completely handmade. The fried fish and shrimp that he breads in a homemade beer batter are some of his best sellers. His creative dessert is a hit too.
“We do handmade, chocolate dipped, key lime pie on a stick which, as far as I know, we’re the only place to get it in town,” Jones said.
Those dishes and hundreds more will be available at the festival from noon until midnight on Saturday.
“Come on out,” Sturgeon said. “Join us. We’re going to have a good time.”