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Treat yourself one last time in 2015

Published: 14 December 2015

Treat yourself one last time in 2015

Eats and Beats has proved the surprise hit of the year, drawing around 80,000 visitors to pop up food truck festivals around the City of Logan since the event’s debut in March.

The popular monthly food truck and live music festival has been touring the city since November for a series of free and festive weekly events known as the Eats and Beats Christmas Festival.

Logan Central will host the final Eats and Beats Christmas Festival this Friday, giving people one last opportunity to sample the delights of some of South-East Queensland’s most popular food trucks.

Governance, Finance and Economic Development Chairperson, Councillor Luke Smith, said the impressive attendance figures for Eats and Beats proved Council had got the formula right for pop-up events.

“We wanted to share this event with everyone in Logan and the beauty of a food truck festival is we can roll it around the city,” Cr Smith said.

“The number of people who came to the first one back in March surprised us, but we quickly realised that we shouldn’t have been surprised at all.

“Eats and Beats had the right ingredients for success; free entry, great food, live music, convenient locations and a fun Friday night family atmosphere.

“Families bringing their children to the Christmas events can even get a free picture of the kids with Santa.”

Cr Smith encouraged people to arrive early this Friday to avoid the crowds but said those who miss out this time can look forward to a happy new year.

“The good news is that while this Friday’s event is the last one for the year, we have plans to put on more Eats and Beats events next year, so let the good times keep rolling on.”

Eats and Beats at Logan Central will feature an appearance by Santa, carollers, Christmas market stalls and other live entertainment.

The event runs from 5pm to 9.30pm and will welcome back regular food truck favorites including Greek Street, Tender Calamari, Dippin Dots, Jamroc Jamaican Jerk Hut and much more.

The best way to find out more about your local Eats and Beats event, including details on the food trucks appearing, road closures, parking and live entertainment, is by liking the Facebook page www.facebook.com/eatsandbeatslogan or visiting the website at www.visitlogan.com.au/eatsandbeats