With a stack of food containers in hand Andy Navage makes his way to the crowded area at the NW Food Truck Fest at Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

With a stack of food containers in hand Andy Navage makes his way to the crowded area at the NW Food Truck Fest at Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

KITSAP CENTRAL – As Jennie Falco and Kristopher Jones enjoyed their drinks Saturday afternoon, Falco joked that the two had come to Kitsap County Fairs wearing leggings.

“It’s the way to go today,” Jones said, standing in the beer garden at NW Food Truck Fest, a new event that drew hordes of hungry food seekers to the fairgrounds throughout Saturday.

Gaucho Robinson serves BBQ on his Smokin 'Robinson Food Truck at the NW Truck Food Festival at Kitsap County Fairs on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

“We are edible,” Falco said. “What better idea for a festival than to walk and eat all day?”

Trucks and food vendors settled on a lawn at fairs and offered a range of offerings like donuts, elephant ears, barbecue, shaved ice, pupusas, burgers and more. Local favorites like The Smoking Asian, Sauced and The Smokin ‘Robinsons baked the dishes as fast as they could for long lines of waiting customers.

“I was really excited to see so many people and do things,” Jones said. “At first there’s a bit of hesitation, because of what we’ve all been through this past year, but at the same time, it’s good to just be able to relax and enjoy without panic.”