TOMS RIVER – Hundreds of people hit the roads of downtown Toms River on May 6 to enjoy the annual Food Fest.
Food trucks and tables set up by eateries lined Washington Street, side-by-side with crafters, nonprofits, political booths and other vendors. Inflatable rides took up one end of the street. Township sources reported having 60 vendors and roughly 15,000 visitors.
Mozzarella sandwiched between fried cornbread was new on the horizon. That was offered by a few vendors. Also, there seemed to be a few who were selling shaved ice and meat on a stick. Other treats included root beer, donuts, churros, crab cakes, gyros, zeppoles, ice cream, and cheesesteaks.
The Captain Joshua Huddy Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution were in historic dress and offered people a chance to sign a copy of Toms River’s charter, in celebration of the town’s 250th anniversary.
Period music was provided by the Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks of Trenton. More modern music was performed by Shorty Long on a stage set off the main drag.
At several points, there were small picnic areas of several tables where people could stop and enjoy their purchases.