Escondido, CA

Valley Center Summer Food Truck Festival and Campout at Bates Nut Farm

The Valley Center Summer Food Truck Festival once again rolls into Bates Nut Farm with more food, entertainment and family fun. It all takes place on Saturday, August 18 with several of Southern California’s top gourmet food trucks as the main attraction. The fun continues with an overnight campout under the stars, along with a movie night to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Participating in this year’s festival are many crowd favorites including Organic, Epic Eatz, SuperQ, Mariposa Ice Cream, Sushi Uno, Pomodoro Rosso, SnoCal Shaved Ice and Lil Miss Shortcakes. The food trucks will be serving from 4 – 8 p.m. Live music by Heidi and the Hurricane happens from 4:30 -7:30 p.m. on the Bates Stage. Kids will have fun with Snow’s Pony Rides and the Kids Zone with a bounce house and slide. Guests 21 and over with ID can pair their food truck fare with wine and beer in the Valley Center Optimist Club’s beer garden.

Bates invites family and friends to make a night of it with a campout on the farm. It is just $25 per tent or RV. Camp sites will be available from 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19 until noon Sunday, August 20. The movie, “A Dogs Life” will be shown beginning at 7:45 p.m. for $5 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Camping reservations are required, and reservation forms are available at

Guests are encouraged to bring low backed beach chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy their gourmet treats under the magnificent mulberry trees, and to watch the movie. Dogs on a leash are welcome at the festival. Parking and festival admission are free. Updates and more information are available at

Bates Nut Farm is located at 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center. For more information and directions call 760-749-3333 or visit


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