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Three days of foodie fun for the AFL Grand Final Week


The Valley Racecourse is the place to be on AFL Grand Final Weekend with The Food Truck Park set to host a three-day food truck festival extravaganza.

Kicking off on Friday 27th September from 1pm with the Big Chicken and Beer Festival. Here footy fans and horse racing enthusiasts will be able to enjoy great chicken dishes and craft beer, while catching the AFL Grand Final festivities on the big screen and joining in the live-action of Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights from 5.30pm, which includes the Group 1 $1M Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes.

AFL Grand Final Day on Saturday 28th September at the racecourse will be in full swing as the Sweet Lane Festival takes over, bringing with it all of the AFL Grand Final action on the big screen mixed with sweet indulgence, craft beer, wine and cider, and live entertainment something for everyone.



The third and final day on Sunday 29th September will be dedicated to the littlies as The Food Truck Park presents Kids Food Truck Day Out, complete with family-friendly games, rides and the customary line up of gourmet food trucks.

A huge line-up of vendors will be present across the three days, including Bok Bok Korean Chicken, O Tuga Tastes of Portugal, Naughty Frenchy, Manny's Doughnuts, Smoothie Planet, and The Kraken Squid.

General admission on Friday 27th to The Food Truck Park & Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights is $25. Enter before 4pm to receive a free Where the Truck Passport, valued at $50 worth of foodie delights! This passport is redeemable on 3x savoury food items and 1x sweet food item PLUS a half-price 4 Pines Pacific Ale.

Under 17s are FREE, if accompanied by an adult but do not qualify for the free Where The Truck Passport.

General admission to The Food Truck Park on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th is $5 and attendees can also purchase a Where the Truck Passport for $20 (including FREE entry!), which gets them $50 worth of foodie delights.
Under 12s are FREE.

AFL Grand Final Weekend is just the first of many exciting food truck events at The Valley Racecourse not to be missed!

Big Chicken and Beer Festival

Grand final weekend food trucks



The Valley Racecourse 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds 3039

Friday 27th September: 1:00pm 10:00pm
$25 General Admission: Entry to The Food Truck Park & Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights
Enter before 4pm to receive a free Where the Truck Passport
Free entry for under 17's

Sweet Lane Festival

The Valley Racecourse 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds 3039
Saturday 28th September: 11:00am 10:00pm
$5 General Admission: Entry to the Food Truck Park
Free entry for under 12's

Kid's Food Truck Day Out



The Valley Racecourse 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds 3039
Sunday 29th September: 11:00am 10:00pm
$5 General Admission: Entry to the Food Truck Park
Free entry for under 12's
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Why? Food for all
When: AFL Long Weekend
Where: Moonee Valley Racecourse
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