There will be a mile of food trucks at this Detroit fall festival

It’s all about celebrating the fall harvest!

Harvest Fest on Live in the D

The air is crisp and fall has officially fallen. Our community has the opportunity to really get into the fall spirit with fun for the whole family. How does a pumpkin patch, music, entertainment, and about a mile stretch of food trucks sound?

Well, there will be all that and more at the Detroit Harvest Festival this weekend. Host Tati Amare spoke to Mark Wallace, the President and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and Hassan Musselmani, Chef and Owner of the Drunken Rooster, one of the many food trucks that will be at the event.

”This is a great opportunity for families to come together and just have an amazing experience right here in the heart of Detroit,” said Wallace.

The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.. There will be more then 50 food trucks lining the Dequindre Cut Greenway, with six music stages, and 75 bands. There will also be lots of fun activities for the kids like a bounce house, pumpkin patch, and trick-or-treating. Admission is $5 at the gate, and free for children under 3.

Food really is the main attraction at this event. Many of the trucks, like the Drunken Rooster, will be serving up special dishes for the event. Chef Musselmani will be dishing up ears of Mexican-style corn with different toppings including Flaming Hot Cheetos, cotija cheese, Cheetos, and one mystery flavor he is making for the event. Of course, he will also be dishing up his signature tacos and loaded fries. With more than 50 food trucks, there will be something to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

One night before Harvest Fest, on Friday, September 30th, there will be a Soiree on the Greenway to raise funds for the Detroit Riverwalk and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Tickets cost $75 and are almost sold out. The Freight Yard will be transformed into a mysterious circus for the masquerade event with delicious food, and refreshments, performances, carnival games, and more. The fundraiser takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m..


About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.