FOOD trucks will roll in to Hillarys this weekend for the return of TruckStop.
The free touring event will launch at Whitfords Nodes for two nights before heading to St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Fremantle, Point Walter Reserve and Perry Lakes in February.
At each location, TruckStop will celebrate homegrown and locally produced street food, craft beer and cider, boutique wine, live music and local artists along with a range of kids’ activities.
The roving eateries will also feature a retro roadhouse fit-out with bespoke and upcycled furniture and décor and plenty of grassed areas for picnic blankets.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the inaugural TruckStop series in 2015 was a “smash hit”, with the local community and visitors to the area enjoying “great music, food and drinks in a family-friendly environment”.
“We look forward to seeing TruckStop return to the spectacular coastal location that is Whitfords Nodes and encourage people of all ages to check out one of the must-attend events of the summer,” he said.
This year, TruckStop organisers Sunset Events have partnered with the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, with gold-coin donation tins at each event.
Funds raised will go towards a program that provides development sessions for children who have gone through rehabilitation.
These sessions are conducted at school or at home so the health promotion trainer can adapt the sessions to fit in with their lifestyle and environment.
PCHF chief executive Denys Pearce said the foundation was “immensely grateful” for the support from TruckStop.
“The funds raised by this wonderful community initiative will make a huge difference to the thousands of children and their families who depend on Princess Margaret Hospital,” he said.
TruckStop will run from 4pm to 9pm at Whitfords Nodes on January 28 and 29, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Fremantle on February 5, Point Walter Reserve on February 11 and 12 and Perry Lakes on February 18 and 19.