The New Haven Food Truck Festival and Dragon Boat Regatta celebrate their annual event each June with family-friendly events, savory food and musical entertainment. What sets this food truck festival apart from others is the Dragon Boat Regatta and its unique waterfront location on Long Wharf Pier.
As explained by John Pescatore, a two-time Olympian in rowing, of the Canal Dock Boat Corporation, a dragon boat is a 40-foot canoe with 20 paddlers, a drummer to maintain the cadence, and a sweep or steers-person. The paddlers sit side-by-side in rows of two to propel the boat for recreation, fitness, or competition.
What’s in it for me? Well, Dragon Boating is super fun, high spirited, and a great team-building experience! It’s easy to learn, extremely safe, and an activity where men and women can paddle and/or compete side by side towards the same goal. Regardless how old, young, big or little: once a paddler is in stroke, he or she is contributing to his team.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2019 festival! At that time we will provide vendor information, boat race times (dependent on the tides) and more.
The 2018 event featured more than 50 food trucks and with approximately 12,000 attendees.