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This is the third year our family has enjoyed Crave Lexington! Each year the event adds more food vendors, new-to-us local musical talent and allows our family to try amazing local food while creating memories! This is definitely a Do-Not-Miss event in our family. Even though we live almost 2 hours away from Crave, we wouldn’t dream of missing! If you are in the Lexington area, you’ve still got a few hours tonight and then tomorrow starting at noon!
Crave Lexington 2015 Tips
Before you head out to enjoy the food, music and atmosphere, here are 5 tips you need to know!
Parking is $5.00 per carload. Be prepared to deal with a bit of a wait in the parking line depending on when you go. But the wait is worth it!
Crave Lexington is a FREE event, but it is definitely more fun if you purchase the tickets for the food vendors. You don’t use money at any of the food trucks or tents. Food is sold in 3 levels at each vendor. There are $1, $3, and $5 options. We typically purchase something that we can all share as a family. We have tried gelato, burgers, Pad Thai, Lamb, Greek food, ….Check out some of the food vendors for Crave Lexington 2015.
Check the schedule
if you want to check the schedule, feel free. But it’s completely not necessary. While we were there, we go to experience the March Madness Band and Will Solomon. We had no idea who either of these groups were, but we loved the experience. You may not know what you are going to hear on the stage, but you can be guaranteed that it will be an experience you won’t forget!
Don’t forget the Sunscreen
It may be late August, but the sun is still nice and warm. Don’t forget the sunscreen tomorrow!
Activities for Kids
There are more activities for kids this year than ever before. If you don’t mind the kids getting wet, toss their swimsuits in a bag and be prepared to let them slip, slide and get wet! For the families that don’t want to get the kids wet, there are plenty of inflatables just for you!
Take advantage of the craft tents, obstacle courses and science experiments just for the kids!
This is the best opportunity for everyone in the family to try new foods.
Barbecue Parfait from Hogfathers BBQ? Yes, Please! I love the idea of serving the baked beans, cole slaw, barbecue and pickle in a parfait cup! I think this would be perfect for our next cookout!
This burger from Bru Burger Bar was the absolute best cheeseburger I’ve ever tasted!
Ever tried Bubble Tea? Let me suggest the Mango and Kiwi! Don’t know what a bubble tea is? Just take my word and don’t skip the Honnah-Lee Bubble Tea!
Did you go to Crave Lexington today or are you heading there tomorrow? What is your best tip for others going to a food festival? I’d love to hear your fun experiences!