Austinites love a good festival — particularly a free one on a gorgeous fall day with the skyline as the backdrop. They also love food trailers, so it's no surprise that the first annual Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival was a very popular event. What was a surprise: the incredibly long lines and several reports of vendors running out of food by mid-afternoon. One disappointed attendee went so far as to call it "an untenable disaster" by 2:30. The Twittering masses were also pretty upset about how difficult it was to get any food.
We heard that people who got there right at 11:00 were able to try multiple vendors, but we waited in line for an hour and a half for one sample-sized treat before giving up. On the way out, we heard several exiting festival-goers people to turn around: never a good sign.
So, are these just the sort of hiccups that are to be expected at the first run of an annual event? Or was it a total disaster? If you had a great time, when were you there? Let us know in the comments.
· Gypsy Picnic: Trailer Food Festival On 11/06 [Chow]
· #gypsypicnic [Twitter]
· All Gypsy Picnic 2010 Coverage on 2010 [-EATX-]