Food truck craze at WinterGraze

SunFest WinterGraze organisers Shona Davie, Rod Davie and Juan Carlos Rdriguez-Deller can't wait to welcome you. (Damjan Janevski) 285577_01

Food truck craze at WinterGraze

Calling all food truck and market lovers, get ready to gorge at SunFest WinterGraze on June 25, happening in Sunbury.

The event is fundraising for the annual SunFest, coming back in March bigger and better after a three year, Covid-19 related hiatus.

Usually, SunFest events are held at Sunbury’s Village Green, but due to road and rail works in the town, have relocated to Tulsa Drive Reserve in Goonawarra.

SunFest vice president Shona Davie said she’s keen to settle into the new spot and make the most of it.

“We are all excited to give this new place a go and see what we can do with the space,” Ms Davie said.

“It’s huge, twice the size of what we’re used to.”

After the financial blows the pandemic dealt to many businesses in the community, SunFest is using WinterGraze to fundraise more for themselves rather than relying on sponsorship.

“We didn’t feel it was right to ask our major sponsors for money again, after they’ve all been devastated,” Ms Davie said.

The festival runs for 11 hours from 10am to 9pm, with live entertainment, market stalls and kids amusement rides there on the day.

“It turns into a bit of a winter graze sort of thing, so people can come down and sample different foods from as many local people as we could get,” Ms Davie said.