Harvest Ridge Winery is hosting its annual food truck competition Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 with wine tastings and live entertainment all to benefit Disabled American Veterans and

Harvest Ridge Winery, 447 Westville Road in Marydel, is hosting its annual food truck competition Friday, March 31 from 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, April 1 from 12-5 p.m. 

Along with delicious dishes, the day features wine and hard cider sampling and live music.

The event has grown to one of the largest gatherings of food trucks in the Mid-Atlantic region, all to benefit Disabled American Veterans and the Hero-Hunts Foundation. Last year's competition raised more than $15,000.

The first contest in 2014 included seven trucks.

This year's event will feature 22 trucks, according to Harvest Ridge blogger Sophia Horvath, including:

Nothing Better LLC,

The Penalty Box Food Truck,

Truck It Food Truck,

Vanderwende Farm Creamery,

Meat Wagon BBQ,

The Plum Pit Food Truck,

Philly Fry,

Mojo Loco,

I Don’t Give a Fork,

Thyme To Eat Food Truck,

Delaware Provision Company, Inc.,

Delicious Craving,

The Corn Exchange LLC,

The Wandering Chef Catering Cart,

Cupcake Carnivale,

Crave Eatery,

The Polish Connection LLC,

Rebel Cove,

Cajun-Sno,

WiLDWiCH,

Troops Barbecue & Catering,

Fordham and Dominion Brewing (selling soda).

Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite food truck. Voting ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday and a winner will be announced at 5 p.m.

Many trucks sell out of food by about 4 p.m. on Saturday, but the winery will be open and any trucks with food left will be on site to sell until 8 p.m.

TICKETS

Tickets at the door are $10.

An early bird option is available online for $16.82 which includes an extra drink ticket and allows visitors to skip the entrance line. Early bird tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-ridge-food-truck-competition-2017-tickets-31543063151

Every ticket holder receives a commemorative wine glass, wine/cider tasting flight or glass of wine/cider, and live entertainment by Cannatelli Entertainment Friday from 4-8 p.m., Barrelhouse Blues Band Saturday from 12-3 p.m., and Sporadic Static on Saturday from 4-8 p.m.

One ticket is good for both days, but the commemorative glass or admission bracelet will be needed for re-admission.

There is no admission fee for visitors under 21 or for designated drivers; however, those visitors are welcome to make a donation to  Disabled American Veterans and the Hero-Hunts Foundation.

RAFFLE

Delaware Pallet Creations has donated a beautiful hand-crafted wine bar to be raffled off at the event, according to Horvath. Tickets are now sold in the tasting room and will be sold the days of the food truck contest for $1 each or $10 for an "arm’s length." Proceeds from the raffle also go to the DAV and Hero Hunts Foundation.

DETAILS

Kids are allowed, but no pets -- only service animals.

Visitors can bring chairs or a blanket. Some seating is available on site.

Most food trucks will only accept cash. In the winery's tasting room, credit cards are accepted.

No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed, but non-alcoholic beverages can be brought in.

MORE INFO

For more information, see the website www.harvestridgewinery.com.