Photos by Rachel Valley

If you’re the sort of person who slams on the brakes and pulls over immediately upon spotting a taco truck, or even if you’re new to the street food phenomenon and are curious to get your mobile grub on, this event is not to be missed. SactoMoFo 9 is going down on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Discovery Park in Sacramento and will bring together more than 40 of the best food trucks from Northern California and beyond. Local staples like Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, Culinerdy Cruzer and Chando’s Tacos will pull up next to out-of-towners like Reno’s health conscious food truck Electric Blue Elephant, Korean and Japanese fusion from the Bay Area’s Koja Kitchen and many others. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fro-yo from OMG! Yogurt, artisanal popsicles from Dave Pops or Belgian style waffles from Frenchy’s Waffles. Wash it all down with beer or cider from any of the six “beer islands” throughout the massive event, each one highlights a different local brewery, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting Friends of Front Street Animal Shelter. Breweries include Lagunitas, Bike Dog, Oak Park, Track 7, New Glory and Ace Cider. But wait, we’re not done yet! There’s live music all day from The Soulshakers, Gotcha Covered, and Island of Black and White, including performances from the McKeever School of Irish Dance, Dance Magical and Yemaya Salsa Dance Company. There will also be a huge Kids Zone presented by Sol Collective with bounce houses, carnival games, face painters and more. General admission to SactoMoFo 9 is free, however you can get in early and some other nice perks if you spring for the VIP Lounge Pass. The event runs from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at Discovery Park, located at 1000 Garden Highway. Learn more at