SLIDESHOW: 4th Annual MetroFest Draws Huge Crowd

FRAMINGHAM – Hundreds attended the 4th Annual Metrofest at Bowditch Field in Framingham yesterday.

The 5-hour event, sponsored by the MetroWest Visitors and Tourism Bureau, featured more than a dozen food trucks.

Attendees dined on Asian, Mexican, Southern BBQ cuisine. They snacked on gourmet grilled cheese and hotdogs or could order a wood-fired pizza and have it served in less than five minutes.

Karen Lamberson said her favorite yesterday was the grilled cheese and truffle fries from Roxie’s food truck.

Barbara Epstein said her favorites were the coconut chicken rice bowl and ginger lemonade from Bon Me.

Karen Duffy said the Barbacoa tacos from the North East truck was her favorite.

Many of the food trucks were sold out of items by day’s end. All but one was very good at updating their menus to let customers know what they still had available.

The Jackson Effie Coffee Cabin had patrons wait in line only to tell them portions of their menu were not available, including telling some customers they had been out of certain items for hours. Thirty minutes later and the menu was still not updated.

Saturday’s Metrofest was also a good opportunity to hear some great music for free. This year’s Metrofest had no admission fee. Performing on the main stage included R&B singer Sympli Whitney and Eguie Castrillo and Mar Del Norte Salsa Band.

The community stage featured a performance of Charlie Brown from the Backstage Dance Theatre, as well as an open mic period.

More than 100 vendors and community organizations lined the track on June 17, including the Framingham History Center, Amazing Things Arts Center, Natick Center for the Arts, Marian High School, Rotary Club of Framingham, and MetroWest Medical Center.

In addition to the popular Touch-A-Truck and inflatable bounce houses set up in the Kids Town, interactive offerings included an Xbox tent with 10 consoles, climbing wall, obstacle course, ball pit, and MicroSoft dance game.

Major supporters include Avidia Bank, Bernardi Auto Group, Choose Framingham, Framingham Parks & Recreation Department, DCU—Digital Credit Union, United Home Experts, Align Credit Union, Impact Framingham, and American Girl.

Also providing significant support are these sponsors: Fallon Ambulance Service, AFC Urgent Care, Belkin Family Lookout Farm, Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals, Boston Solar Company, Club Pilates Framingham, Craft Beer Cellar, Escape Room Live, EverSource, Fifth Avenue Liquors, Impact Framingham, James Hardie, Leaf Filter, Learning Center for the Deaf, MassBay Community College, MetroWest Medical Center, MicroSoft, Middlesex Savings Bank, Natick Center Cultural District, Renewal by Andersen, ResCom, RIHI, the Coder School, Wegmans, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, and Wexler Chiropractic & Wellness Center.

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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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