City to host fifth Madera Eats event


Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Large crowds attend the Madera Eats Food Truck event hosted by the Madera Parks and Community Services in August of 2021 at Lions Town and Country Park. The event was co-sponsored with Dark Umbrella Entertainment who hosted music and a local vendor fair.

 

The Madera Parks and Community Services will host its fifth Madera Eats event on Saturday at Lions Town and Country Park from 7-10 p.m.


There will be nine vendors — six food vendors and three dessert/snack vendors — for Maderans to choose from.


“We try to give it a different look with different vendors. We always try to switch it up,” said Adam Romero, Recreation Community Programs Coordinator for the Parks and Community Services department.


On the menu will be Marcelino’s Mobile Wood Fired Pizza, De Rice, Fury Hot Chicken, PSP Grill and Ice, Taco Man, Hey Why Not BBQ, CNS Concessions, Knotty Chix LLC, Aguas Las Rancheritas and Emmies Sidewalk Cafe.


“There’s not too many chicken sandwich places so that’s why we use Fury,” Romero said. “


Last one, we had six with a few dessert people.”


The previous four Madera Eats events have been deemed a success and that’s why the event keeps coming around.


“We keep on having it because of the community involvement and the feedback we are getting,” Romero said. “It’s something cool for the city to have on the weekend to get food options they normally wouldn’t get.”


In addition to the food vendors, there will be 40 craft vendors, along with music in the park.


“It’s a good community event,” Romero said.


The time has been pushed back an hour because, hopefully, the weather will allow people to come out and have a good time.

“We started at 6 last time and people didn’t start showing up until about 8:30 p.m.,” Romero said.


In addition to the Madera community coming out and enjoying the event, Romero said the food vendors want to keep coming back.


“They love it. They know coming in that they are going to do well,” he said. “There are people out there trying out different foods. We tell people to come ready for a long line and good food.”


Any food vendors or craft vendors who would like to participate in future Madera Eats events, contact Nicki Rincon or Romero at the Madera Parks and Community Service office to get on the list.


“We do have a deadline for the food vendors,” he said. “Our next one will be in October. We do keep people on a list to contact for the next one. This is our fifth one and every one has been a success. We plan on doing this for many years.”