WIN TIX to Oskar Blues food truck fest at REEB Ranch in Brevard on April 16

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Leave a comment on this blog post (scroll down, and I mean ALL THE WAY DOWN to find the comment field) and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to the Oskar Blues Brewery Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest on April 16. The event is at the brewery’s REEB Ranch in Brevard. It will feature Shovels & Rope, camping and a ton of fun. More:

Oskar Blues Brewery is going to get you trucked up this spring. The canned craft beer originator is bringing the inaugural Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest, a local food truck throwdown and music festival, to the 140-acre Oskar Blues REEB Ranch located on the Henderson/Transylvania county line. The festival pops off on April 16 and features the best food trucks the region has to offer, an ace lineup of kick-ass bands, and more fresh, craft beer than even makes sense.

Oskar Blues, now known primarily for its boundary-destroying craft beers in cans, has deep foodie roots. The original funky little brewpub, Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, which started the craft beer in a can movement still operates in Lyons, Colorado serving up down home food with fresh ingredients, live music and a family atmosphere. Oskar Blues Fooderies, under head chef Jason Rogers, now includesHomemade Liquids and Solids (American food with southern roots), CHUBurger (craft casual burgers), and CYCLHOPS (bike cantina). OB brought their food culture to their second home in North Carolina and operates theCHUBwagon food truck, an extension of the CHUBurger concept, serving up great eats at the Brevard brewery.

What is a “Truck Off?” Loaded Up and Truckin’ brings together eighteen regional food trucks-an impossible collection of the best food on wheels. In addition to their full menus, each truck will serve a special menu item for festival goers who purchase a ‘judges ticket.’ These lucky S.O.B.s will get the exclusive chance to cram eighteen different, one-of-a-kind mobile kitchen creations in their faces. Once all judge-able dishes have been tasted, the people’s court will preside over the judgment of the Truck-Off Grand Champion. Not into passing judgement? Ageneral admission ticket will also be available so you can still boogie to the tunes and purchase whatever food and drink you want with no pressure. Full menus from each food truck will be available for purchase and Oskar Blues will bring all the beers…all of them. Camping will be available at the festival. Food? Beer? Camping? Check.

The festival also boasts a genre-spanning lineup, headlined by Charleston, SC folk-rock duo, Shovels & Rope. Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are a musical power-couple who Rolling Stone has praised for “…a sound that fuses the rhythmic scrappiness and renegade spirit of punk rock with the narrative content and porch-pickin’ bones of American roots -and a bit of blues thrown in for good measure…” The band is renowned for their raucous live show that, according to NPR, is the perfect showcase for their “chemistry and ramshackle playfulness.” Athens, GA based rockers, Futurebirds, bring with them their unique brand of southern psych-rock. Festival-circuit veterans, Danger Muffin, are also loading up and heading to the REEB Ranch. The Americana roots-rock trio have crisscrossed the country for eight years and been hailed by Relix Magazine as “a trio with immense talent and potential that has gifted songwriting and playing abilities in spades.” Aaron Burdett, Sally and George (Joel Timmons of Sol Driven Train and Shelby Means formerly of Della Mae) and Pretty Little Goat round out the lineup.

Tickets and schedule information for the Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck Off and Aural Pleasure Fest can be found online at General admission tickets are $30 and include admission into the site for the music and access to all the food trucks. Think you’ve got what it takes to choose the best food truck? A judge’s ticket is $60 and includes admission to the site, a free small-plate from each truck, and a ballot to make your vote count for the truck off. In addition, tent camping tickets are available for $15/per person. A limited number of creek-side car-camping spots are available for $100 (max of four people per spot). The Oskar Blues trolley will be shuttling festival-goers to and from the brewery and downtown Brevard.
Food Truck Lineup:
Oskar Blues CHUBwagon
Amazing Pizza Co.
Appalachian Chic
Appalachian Smoke BBQ
Blue Smoke BBQ
Smash Box Mobile Kitchen
El Kimchi
Melt Your Heart
The Real Food Truck
Farm to Fender
Root Down
Grateful Roots
Gypsy Queen
Doc Brown’s BBQ
Chameleon Catering + Mobile Food Co.
Underground Baking Co.
Out of The Blue Peruvian Fusion Cuisine
Vieux Carre

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. Carey Harnash April 14, 2016

    Love these food trucks.

  2. Cecile Wight April 12, 2016

    Food and music, yes please.
    Thank you for the opportunity

  3. Knot April 11, 2016


  4. Ginny April 11, 2016

    I need a trucking good time – and if I find out I owe taxes, I’ll really need it!!

  5. Doug April 11, 2016

    Pick me!!!!! I would love to go 😉

  6. JBacon April 11, 2016

    Brews, noms, and Shovels & Rope? Sign me up!

  7. Dean April 11, 2016

    Native of Brevard. It was dry. Rejoice! Dale’s Pale is my go-to, just for sentimental reasons.

  8. Rich April 11, 2016

    Shovels & Rope!

  9. Steve April 11, 2016

    I like Coconuts!

  10. Maggie April 10, 2016

    Yes, please! I’d love to go!

  11. Part Time Homesteader April 9, 2016

    Food truck fiesta for me!

  12. Ema Carmona April 9, 2016

    Yes please! Sound like a perfect day!

  13. Ema Carmona April 9, 2016

    Oh, yes please! Sounds like a perfect day!

  14. Kat April 9, 2016

    Yes please!

  15. Sean April 9, 2016

    I am (west) bound and down!

  16. BlueWallHeel April 9, 2016

    Mmmmmm, beer.

  17. Jessica Digney April 8, 2016

    Hey Jason, Can it.

  18. Michael Karpus April 8, 2016

    Food trucks? Truck me up-

  19. Andrew April 8, 2016

    Yay, Can’t wait!!

  20. jonathan davis April 8, 2016

    Yes please

  21. Jake April 8, 2016

    Truck off?

  22. Burnsey April 8, 2016

    Doof? Reeb?

  23. Kerry April 8, 2016

    That’s a great music & food line up! If you pick me I promise to bring lots of friends!

  24. Christine April 8, 2016

    love shovels and rope!

  25. Dirk Lovelace April 8, 2016

    looking forward to some food trucks and beer

  26. Katherine Thiel April 8, 2016

    Can’t wait

  27. Matthew April 8, 2016

    I was born in a food truck – i’d love to see one again.

  28. Amanda King April 8, 2016

    Make it so.

  29. Sarah April 8, 2016


  30. Cathy Haughney April 8, 2016

    Awesome opportunity.

  31. ScottM April 7, 2016

    I like turtles. (and food trucks)

  32. patrick collins April 7, 2016


  33. Brittany Holt April 7, 2016

    Pick me!

  34. Kelly April 7, 2016

    Love Oskar Blues, love food trucks, hoping to win these tickets to show my visiting sister something awesome this weekend 🙂

    1. Kelly April 7, 2016

      Left the wrong email by accident! Use this email as my entry if I win please!

  35. Dave April 7, 2016

    Hey now!

  36. Mark from Weaverville April 7, 2016

    Me me please please!

  37. Tim April 7, 2016

    Yummy. Food and trucks!

  38. Chris April 7, 2016

    mmm, foods and beers and trunks…

  39. Mitch April 7, 2016

    Would love to go and eat a food truck

  40. kevin April 7, 2016

    pick me

  41. jables April 7, 2016

    Hope those bmx jumps are ready for all this truckin.

  42. Kevin Micholychak April 7, 2016

    Pretty please

  43. Lucas April 7, 2016

    I wanna go!!

  44. JULIE April 7, 2016

    Need food from food trucks!

  45. Keith April 7, 2016

    Love me some Root Down and S&R!!!

  46. KT April 7, 2016

    Truck yeah!

  47. Doc April 7, 2016

    I hate beauty contests.


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