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5 non-food things to do at What the Food Trucks

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What the Food Trucks, York’s newest food truck festival, is fast approaching on Labor Day Weekend.

The event is a chance to eat great lots of great food in seven hours, but what do festival-goers do between grabbing food at each of the trucks?

Here’s some suggestions:

Take a lap!

What the Food Trucks takes place at Penn Park, with the food trucks lining up around the edges of the park.

There’s no better way to scope out the next food truck to hit than by walking around the park. Walking just the outer edges of the park alone will cover seven-tenths of a mile, plenty of distance to help create some space in your stomach for the next snack.

Jam out to some tunes

What good is a festival without any music?

What the Food Trucks will have at least four different acts playing during the event. They are:

  • Devix — An alternative and Indie Rock musician who can play many instruments and loops them together to perform.
  • Sabrina Duke Trio — A soulful singer/songwriter who will perform with her band. 
  • Peter Bottros — A self-taught pianist originally from Egypt.
  • The Plums — A rock n’ roll band “hellbent on bring you the party you might not deserve, but most definitely need.”

Pull up a chair and chill

Does walking around the park take too much energy than you’d like to put out on Labor Day Weekend? Bring a lawn chair and hang out in the park.

With temperatures still expected to be above 80 degrees, sitting in the park is one of the best ways to take in the last gasps of summer. Bring a good book or a magazine, go talk to some new friends or maybe even get a tan, but enjoy the summer before it’s too late.

Hang out with us!

Come bring your kids and chill out with the FlipSidePA team!

We’re setting up a games area where we’ll have Snakes and Ladders and a bean bag toss for your children.

Don’t forget to tell us what your favorite trucks were, we love food and we’d love your suggestions.

Get involved or go shopping

Of course, we won’t be the only vendors during the event.

Several community organizations including Martin Library, Not One More PA, the Rook to D2 chess club and Bell Socialization Services will have stands there.

If you’re looking to do some shopping, several shops will have stands at the event including Paparazzi Jewelry, Soul Shine Boutique, Damsel in Defense and ViVi Jewlery.

Anthony J. Machcinski is the Food and Drink reporter for FlipSidePA and the York Daily Record. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter, or email him at