At Shopper’s Haven from 3 until 10 PM

by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – The final countdown has begun as The Little Miami River Chamber Alliance (LMRCA) will be kicking off the 8th Annual Loveland Food Truck Rally, presented by Wolterman Law, in just a few days on Saturday, May 8th from 3 PM to 10 PM at Shopper’s Haven Plaza on Loveland-Madeira Road.

This year the Loveland Food Truck Rally, both family-friendly and free to attend (the food trucks present will charge separately for their concessions), will be bringing in over 20 food trucks for the community to enjoy! Guests that attend will have the option to stay and take in the atmosphere by tailgating near their cars with their delicious food or they may take their food and beverages to go. Parking will be available across the street at the Loveland Primary School. Feel free to bring along your own folding chairs to add to your tailgating set-up, but please do not bring coolers or outside food and beverages as the Food Truck Rally will have plenty of food for you to enjoy as well as a variety of beer, wine, water, and soda for sale.

The LMRCA has made COVID-19 safety their top priority so that the community can celebrate the beginning of summer while still feeling safe and at ease! Masks will be required for the event and only may be taken off when seated and consuming food.

This year the Food Truck Rally will also include a “Children’s Area” that will feature inflatables, face painting, balloons, and a few other child-friendly surprises! The Children’s Area is set to close at 8 PM.

The Loveland Food Truck Rally recently added in more spectacular live entertainment aside from the nationally recognized Dan Varner Band. Premier Tumbling and Dance will put on a show from 3 PM-4 PM then Minar and Sowers will perform from 4 PM-6 PM. The Dan Varner Band will take the stage from 7 PM-10 PM.

In between live music, at 6 PM, several City of Loveland officials, including Mayor Kathy Bailey, will be present to address previously submitted questions by the community. Click “Contact” to submit your question to be answered at the Food Truck Rally by the Loveland City Officials.

There will be 22 Food Trucks in attendance that will be serving up everything from Chicken Mac to Funnel Cakes to creamy Loveland Dairy Whip ice cream! Check out the Food Truck line-up below!

Adeena’s Beef Stroll
All American Grill
Best Thing Smokin
Caveman Café
Chicken Mac 
East Coast Eatz
Funnel Vision
Jenn’s Hot Tamale
Just Jerks
Kona Ice
Loveland Dairy  Whip
Mama Bears Mac
Patriot  Grill
Philly Pretzel
Red Sesame
Rock and Rolls
Steak it Easy
Sweet Maize
Sweets and Meats
Texas Joe
The Cheesecakery
The Beerded Pig

At 6’4”, good-humored, warm, and sincere, Dan Varner’s stage presence demands attention. Fans and industry insiders agree.

Meet Dan Varner

  • Proud member, as an artist, of the CMA, ACM & ICMA
  • #1 ICMA Charting Song “When Mama Prayed” 
  • Multiple Top 5 Charting ICMA songs
  • Opening act for the following country superstars: Blake Shelton, Dan & Shay, Kip Moore, Rodney Atkins, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin, John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, Little Texas, Confederate Railroad, Randy Houser and many more.
  • Nashville benefit performance with country star Taylor Swift
  • Nashville “In the Round” performance with Music Row’s top hit- makers
  • CEA Finalist For Best Country Band multiple years
  • Voted #1 Original Music, Best Singer and Best Original Band by CincyVibe Magazine readers
  • Voted one of the top three bands in the Ohio tri-state area
  • Multiple, live on-air radio & TV performances within regional markets

If you are a business that would like to be involved in the Food Truck Rally this year, there will be booths available for rent. Click “Contact” to rent a booth for your business! Additional sponsorships are still available! For more information visit the LMCRA website or call their office at 513-683-1544.

For all things Loveland and more stay tuned to the Loveland Salad With Me, Cassie Mattia!

Cassie Mattia
Columnist Cassia Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland. She is the Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine. This is a promoted post. Contact Cassie if you are interested in promoting your event or business in Loveland Magazine. Cassie also Emcee’s events so feel free to reach out if you are in need of an Emcee for your next event, fundraiser, or sports-related competition.

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