We get a lot of questions about our food truck park, so we thought we would share some of the answers!
YES – There are peak times. 5:30-7:30 pm is the busiest time of the night, July and August are the busiest times of the year, and Friday and Saturday are the busiest days of the week. (There are barely any lines when we open at 4 p.m.!)
YES – Most trucks accept credit cards, but we do have an ATM on site.
YES – There are gluten free options. Knew Potato Caboose is here each day and Tripp’s Farmhouse Cafe is here on a rotating basis (both are entirely gluten-free). Most trucks can accommodate those sensitive to gluten.
YES – We are very kid-friendly!
YES – We are wheelchair and stroller friendly! We recently added pavers in the park. Handicap parking is in the gravel lot and along the building.
YES – There’s lots of onsite parking. We have nearly 200 parking spaces, as well as an overflow grass area. (It often looks more full from the road than it actually is.)
YES – The beer garden is the place to be if you want Honey Dip Blonde! It is the green-covered patio attached to the building.
YES – There is seating in the beer garden. It’s a great option if the picnic tables fill up and on a hot or cold evening!
YES – You can bring beer from the beer garden into the park. Anywhere within the roped space!
NO – Outside alcohol is not allowed on the premises.
NO – You cannot smoke in the park (outside the roped area please).
YES – There are bathrooms inside. Go into the beer garden, and keep taking a lefts. There are porta-potties in the parking lot as well.
YES – We spray for mosquitoes regularly (that doesn’t mean we get them all – bug spray available upon request).
YES – There is a trolley stop in front of Congdon’s
YES – There is a crosswalk with warning lights if you’re walking to us from other lots like Aubuchon/Auto Museum and Hannaford.
NO – We don’t take reservations.
YES – We will have more regular hours this year. We will always stay open until at least 9 p.m. (later once the weather warms up). Please go to the website and social media for updates.
YES – We may stay open later than the posted time depending on turnout (watch social media for updates).
YES – We will cancel due to weather if it is going to rain all evening, but usually we will stay open if it is spotty. Check social media for updates.
NO – We don’t have any exclusively vegan trucks, but some have vegan options.
NO – We do not have a full bar. We serve a variety of signature cocktails and mixed drinks, as well as beer, wine, cider, and spiked seltzer. We do not serve shots.
YES – Dogs are allowed on leashes. However, they cannot go into the beer garden or anywhere else in the building.
NO – We don’t have updated menus for each of the food trucks. Please check their social media/websites for more details.
YES – You can find out which trucks are coming in the upcoming week by going to www.cadfoodtrucks.com. We post the trucks for each day on Facebook by 2 pm.
YES – Outside of four domestic beers, all of our beers and ciders are from Maine breweries. Our “Maine Menu” has more than 30 different types of Maine beers and rotates regularly. (Download Untappd app for up to date menus).
Looking to start a food truck or bring your truck to Congdon's After Dark next season? More than 50 food trucks applied for the 2019, so it is very competitive. Attributes we look for in vendors include:
- At Least One Year of Experience - Differentiated, High Quality Menu - Professionalism at All Times - Exceptional Health/Sanitation Standards - Favorable Reviews - Social Media Presence - Active Fanbase