Suffolk Downs Racing and Food Truck Festival

Suffolk Downs Racing and Food Truck Festival

The Suffolk Downs Racing and Food Truck Festival is returning for a second year, launching July 9 and 10. Please see attached release for more information, including a list of trucks that will be attending the festival in July.

 Suffolk Downs Racing and Food Truck Festival

Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Suffolk Downs on Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10, for the first of three special weekend “Racing and Food Truck Festival” events taking place at the track.   This year’s events will take place on July 9/July 10, August 6/August 7 and September 3/September 4.  The weekend festivals will include a dozen food trucks, craft beer, live music and family fun activities including pony rides, a bounce house and face painting.

Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and first post for live racing is scheduled at 12:00 p.m. Each weekend will feature steeplechase racing on Saturdays and there will be stakes races restricted to horses bred in Massachusetts on both days. The featured event of the opening day card on Saturday, July 9 will be the $75,000 Jill Jellison Memorial Stakes – a five furlong turf race restricted to fillies and mares and named in honor of Jill Jellison, a pioneer member of the local jockey colony who passed away after a battle with cancer last year.

Some of Boston’s favorite food trucks will be a big part of these race weekends. Attendees can enjoy everything from burgers to egg rolls to waffles to fried chicken, hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches and more!  Coordinated by Food Truck Festivals of America, some of the popular food trucks rolling into the track for the July weekend include Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers, Bon Me, Trolley Dogs, Chili Mango & Lime, the Roving Lunchbox, Zinneken’s Waffles, Frozen Hoagies and Walloon’s.

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