By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer
MARLBOROUGH – Some 4,000 community members from Marlborough and its surrounding communities gathered to enjoy food trucks, art vendors, and live music at this year’s Food Truck and Arts Festival on Main Street in Marlborough, Sept. 19.
The festival, put on by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), has grown significantly since it was last held in 2019. These changes were all part of an effort to invite more people to come and enjoy the festival.
“When we last did this in 2019, we only had the food trucks, we didn’t have the whole arts piece of it,” MEDC Executive Director Meredith Harris told the Community Advocate. “We still had 2,000 people that day, and we are estimating that we have almost doubled that today, if not maybe a little bit more.”
The MEDC worked with the Marlborough Departments of Public Works (DPW), Police, Fire, and others, to make this all happen.
Tables filled Main Street, throughout much of the Day Sept. 19, hosting arts vendors and craft projects. The DPW also brought a variety of vehicles for a touch-a-truck event for younger festival attendees.
In addition to vendors, live music from local bands filled the streets throughout the day.
Included in the list of bands was the group Color Killer, a Marlborough pop-punk band and fan-favorite that made history in 2018 when they became the youngest act to play a date on the beloved traveling music festival, Warped Tour. Their front man, Lincoln, was just eight years old at the time.
Harris was pleased with the attendance of the event.
“We really try to market Marlborough as the best place to live, work, and play, and make sure that things like this happen,” Harris said. “I think people are excited to be back out and doing things, and we’re just really excited to have everybody here.”