Food truck festival groupies have two major choices this weekend: At the Eastern States Exposition (Big E) fairgrounds in West Springfield, the New England Food Truck Festival runs Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2, with more than 50 food trucks, live music and family fun. Admission is $5 for a one-day pass or $8 for a two-day pass; children under 12 are free. The event runs from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. nefoodtruckfest.com.
Saturday and Sunday also brings the New England Food Truck Affair on the North Haven fairgrounds. The event expects 40 to 60 food trucks, along with beer from Connecticut’s Thimble Island and Black Hog breweries. Children’s activities are available. Admission is $5 for adults; kids under 12 are free. Information: foodtruckaffair.com.