Carts are Rolling in for the Foodie Craze – Cartchella November 6

It’s not a food truck. It’s a food cart! CARTCHELLA, the nation’s first mobile food festival will be rolling into Halebrook Park in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November 6th. From 12pm – 7pm attendees can enjoy food from around the globe, all served from carts. The event is also set to include live entertainment from local bands, an array of unique vendors, and a wide selection of beer on tap. The event is sponsored by Rasta Taco, GRN Events, Hi Time Wine Cellar, and Greer’s OC.

Event organizer, Chrissy Gray of GRN Events expects Cartchella to be a roaming food cart festival. “We are setting up the event in Orange County to begin, but eventually would like to see it move from county to county. We are excited about the people we have working on Cartchella…a true one of a kind event!”

Wanting to fill a void in the “foodie craze” as an alternative festival opposed to the current food truck phenomenon, Mario Melendez, founder of Rasta Taco, conceived the event. “Many people seem to forget it started with a food cart and evolved to the food truck. Food carts, much like Rasta Taco’s, have been completely overlooked. We aim to fix that.”

All net proceeds from the event will benefit the Kaiser Woodland Schools Foundation in Costa Mesa. The purpose of the Foundation is to add an additional arm of support to the students and faculty. The funds received will be used for faculty enrichment, facilities improvements, cutting-edge technology for state of the art teaching, and targeted program enhancements identified by the school Principals & testing results.

Entrance to the event is free and tickets for food will be available at the event site through volunteers from Kaiser Elementary School. Donations can also be made to Kaiser Elementary or GRN Events.


Halecrest Park
3107 Killybrooke Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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