The Asheville Food Truck Showdown is an annual event produced by area local Carey Harnash to promote regional food trucks, local charities, area artisans, and live musicians. Admission is free, the event is open to the public, and is always family and pet friendly. Please come out and support your favorite truck or try something new, but the best way to get a taste of what the trucks have to offer is through the VIP Tasting Experience. This unique tasting experience offers early admission starting at 11:00 am (general admission begins at noon), exclusive early access to the Anderson Nissan VIP Tent, a sample from ALL 18* trucks, 2 beverages (including your choice of beer, cider, soda, or water), a Tyvek bracelet permitting adult beverage purchases throughout the day, and a chance to help determine the 2019 VIP Tasters' Choice Award Winner. The Presale VIP Tasting Experience is limited, so be sure to purchase yours before they sell out! There is no age restriction to participate in the VIP Tasting Experience, but you must be at least 21 to consume any adult beverages offered. For participants who are not at least 21, or wish not to consume adult beverages please enjoy our non-alcoholic selection. This year is bound to be delicious! Be sure to join us! *Please note that additional charges apply for kids' activities, food truck orders, beverages, and Tyvek bracelets. The event happens rain or shine. Food trucks, the number of food trucks, vendors, musicians, and activities offered are subject to be changed, altered, or substituted in the sole and absolute discretion of the Asheville Food Truck Showdown and/or Carey Harnash. All VIP Tasting Experiences are deemed final, non-refundable, and non-transferable. Food trucks, artisans, and other vendors are in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the Asheville Food Truck Showdown and/or Carey Harnash. All transactions between patrons and vendors are exclusive of the Asheville Food Truck Showdown and/or Carey Harnash.