Your guide to the Funky Food Truck Festival June 15, 1-5PM, at Cahaba Brewing benefiting AIDS Alabama, plus Wednesday Goodwill Game nights in June

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People and dogs lining up at the Funky Food Truck Festival.
People and dogs lining up at the Funky Food Truck Festival. Photo supplied

Love Birmingham food trucks, beer, local goods and games?  We do too! Enjoy them all on Saturday, June 15th, from 1-5PM, for the  third annual Funky Food Truck Festival at Cahaba Brewing benefiting AIDS Alabama. Everyone’s welcome, including kids and dogs.

And, for those who can stand to have even more fun, you can head to  Goodwill Game Nights every Wednesday in June at Cahaba Brewing. These start at either 5:30PM or 7PM (see below for the full schedule). Cahaba Brewing donates 10% of beer sales and all game play donations to AIDS Alabama.

Funky Food Truck Festival, benefiting AIDS Alabama, will be a funky good time.

You can enjoy cold beer from Cahaba Brewing, food from seven food trucks peruse the wares from a number of local vendors and check out adorable and adoptable animals from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Also, DJ Gil will be there with tunes outside to add to the festive funky atmosphere.

Suggested donation is $5 per person, and all donations benefit the programs of AIDS Alabama. You can even make an advance donation by texting FUNKY to 41444. How easy is that?

Food Trucks at the Funky Food Truck Festival

Seven food trucks are lined up for the Funky Food Truck Festival. What this means for everyone who decides to come is that there will be plenty of tasty options for you, for any kids who might be with you, and for your dog.  Yep, AIDS Alabama thought of everything.

1. I Love Bacon Truck

I Love Back truck will be at the Funky Food Truck Festival.
I love bacon. Yes, this is a real food truck. Photo supplied

2. Rusty’s BBQ

Rusty's BBQ will be there.
Yummy food from Rusty’s BBQ. Photo supplied

3. Urban Pops

Urban Pops will be at the festival.
Mmmm, popsicles . . . Photo supplied

4. Fetch-A Treat Truck for Dogs

The Fetch truck will be there for doggies.
Yes, there’s a food truck for dogs. Photo supplied

5. Ono Ice

Ono Ice will be at the food truck festival.
Sooooo tasty. Photo supplied

6. Taco Morro Loco

Taco Morro Loco is one of the vendors for the food truck festival.
Who’s up for tacos? Photo supplied

7. Alloy Thai

Alloy Thai will be at the festival.
Tasty thai. Photo supplied

Vendors at the Funky Food Truck Festival

Once you’ve had a chance to grab a beer or some food, you can check out the wares these local vendors will have on offer. There’s something for everyone, to make for a lovely Saturday afternoon of shopping.

1. Banjo Cold Brew Coffee

Banjo Cold Brew is one of the vendors.
Who doesn’t love a nice cold brew on a sweltering day? Photo supplied

Organic, fair trade cold brew coffee from Decatur, Georgia.

2. SHOPPE

SHOPPE is one of the Funky Food Truck Festival's vendors.
Shoppe is just so pretty. Photo supplied

A garden, home, and gift store (and soon, a cafe) located in Birmingham’s Forest Park neighborhood

3. Plunder & Spell

Plunder and Spell will be at the festival.
Vanilla mint soap-so refreshing. Photo supplied

Fresh, homemade soap, anyone? After a hot, sunny day outside in the Alabama sun, you’re gonna need it.

4. Elements

Elements will be at the festival.
Fun, funky clothes from Elements. Photo supplied

Clothes and more for women and men with some local and vintage, located in Crestwood (right next to Crestwood Pharmacy).

5. Paul Cordes Wilm

Paul Cordes Wilm is one of the vendors.
“Folk-pop” art by Paul Cordes Wilm. Photo supplied

Paul Cordes Wilm is an Alabama-born and bred painter, filmmaker and more. You can check out his “folk-pop” art at the festival.

6. AT&T

We all know who AT&T is. Check them out at the festival and see what they’ve got on offer.

7. Sozo Trading Co.

A fun and funky store in Avondale—read more about them here.

Sozo Trading Company will be there.
Sozo has such pretty things. Photo supplied

8. Amy Bark Fine Art

Amy Bark Fine Art will be at the Funky Food Truck Festival.
Water Series 2018-current. Photo from Facebook

Amy’ll be selling handmade jewelry and small framed limited edition photos. Find out more about her work at www.amybark.com.

Special Guest at the Funky Food Truck Festival

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society will be there with adorable and adoptable animals.
Adorable and adoptable. Photo supplied

Greater Birmingham Humane Society – with adoptable animals!

Wednesday Goodwill Gamenights at Cahaba Brewing throughout the month of June

Cahaba Brewing is hosting Goodwill Gamenights.

Lest anyone think the Funky Food Truck Festival is a one-time shot at some fun in the sun, the good times are happening throughout the month of June.

For the whole month, Cahaba Brewing Company’s Wednesday night Goodwill Gamenight will benefit AIDS Alabama, too. Cahaba Brewing will donate 10% of all beer sales as well as the donations for game play on those nights. Suggested game play donation = $5. We say cheers to that!

Here’s the schedule:

6/5: Adult Spelling Bee at 7pm
6/12: Cornhole Tourney at 5:30pm
6/19: Bingo at 7pm
6/26: Skeeball Shootout at 5:30pm


Mark your calendar now. You’re not going to want to miss the Funky Food Truck Festival Saturday, June 15 at Cahaba Brewing from 1-5PM. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, bring your dog and get ready to have some fun. While you’re at it, make plans to go to Wednesday Goodwill Gamenights, also at Cahaba Brewing. Both events have a suggested donation of $5, and all donations plus a portion of proceeds go to AIDS Alabama.

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Author: Sharron Mendel Swain

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