American Legion seeks crafters, food trucks interested in Luling festival

American Legion Post 131 is putting out the word to all food trucks and craft fair vendors interested in being a part of a Luling festival that will take place next month.

“I’ve always had a love for crafting, being a crafter myself, and enjoy different variety of food trucks,” Gena Schmill, with American Legion Post 131, said. “We were looking for different and unique fundraisers for the American Legion Post 131. I thought it would be a good way to bring the two together while bringing business to the local community.”

This will be Post 131’s fourth food truck and craft fair event, and Schmill said there’s been a lot of interest so far in the next one, scheduled for April 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 103 Milling Ave. 

“We actually held a craft fair without food trucks and wasn’t as successful until we added the food truck element into the mix,” Schmill said. “Our last event brought in 12 different food trucks and over 25 craft booths. 

“The support from our community has been amazing.”

Schmill said there is even more interest in the spring event. After only advertising for a week, she said they have nearly 10 food trucks and 10 craft booths already sign up.

“So I am very hopeful that this one will be bigger and better than our previous ones,” she added.

Schmill said that American Legion Post 131’s Food Truck & Craft Fair offers a little something for everyone.

“We have tents and tables set up so people can sit and hang out with their families. Our vendors also bring family members out and they all hang out and have a good time,” she said. “We have a competition where people can vote for their favorite food trucks. We give out plaques to the top three winners.”

The entry fee for those looking to bring a food truck is $100, while it’s $35 for a craft booth. Craft booths will be located both inside and outside, and everything is based on a first come, first served basis.

“The American Legion Post 131 has a group of amazing ladies that have families that are members of the post and these ladies handle all of the fundraising activities for the post,” Schmill said. “These fundraisers help fund different things that the members do for our local veterans’ homes and local schools in our parish.”