Loveland, Ohio – The Little Miami River Chamber Alliance held their tenth annual Loveland Food Truck Rally on May 13.
Despite threats of rain throughout the weekend, the LMRCA tenth annual Loveland Food Truck Rally presented by Wolternam Law was a huge success according to the Chamber.
Thanks to their presenting sponsor, Wolterman Law and many other sponsors, not to mention a grant from Hamilton County this year; they were able to add many fun elements. An inviting balloon arch, a large tented seating area, more children’s inflatables, and a larger stage were just a few of those items they could afford due to the generosity of the County. Extra security, two beverage stations, and extra generators were also added, among other items.
CeeCee Collins, president of the LMRCA, said “It’s always tough to see how many folks attend the event, but after ten years we can get a pretty good estimate. The crowds were incredible, the food trucks did very well, and the beverage stations were steady. Despite all of that, we believe the crowd was a little lighter this year than in 2022. A couple of reasons could have been; people being afraid of the rain, Loveland HS prom was taking place, although we had a few prom attendees come for a food truck dinner, and last year was a “bust out” year after the pandemic.”
Meredith Taylor, VP of Operations said, “We sold out of food truck vendor spots months before the event. We’ve created quite a reputation with the local food trucks and they know this is a well-run, quality food truck rally. Many are already eager to plan for 2024.”
Collins said that the Chamber hopes folks continue to enjoy the event for years to come. “We’re considering moving it to a later date in May. This will take it away from Mother’s Day weekend and from the craft show that came in recently across the street, which creates some congestion and parking issues. We’re also considering moving the time to include lunch. The committee and the chamber’s Board of Directors will make this decision over the coming year.”
Collins said, “Thank you to everyone who volunteered. This is a large, challenging event to put on. We always need volunteers and they stepped up this year. We are incredibly grateful. We are also grateful to Shoppers Haven and all the businesses that allow us to use their lot for the day. We understand that the parking can be a slight inconvenience, but we’re hoping the exposure of the event affords them way more exposure and therefore customers in the long run.
Collins added, “We look forward to next year. We’re always tweaking and improving the event, so next year will be even better.”
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