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  • jjboone
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    I know the food vendors are local associations but MerleFest really needs to up the game in terms of quality and quantity of food choices at the festival. In my opinion the quality was not great and there were long lines most of the time. I’ve been attending every year since 2000 so this is not just a 2022 thing. It’s been bad for years — even artists have started joking about the food (looking at you Darrell Scott!). Why not invite food trucks from WNC? They can each designate 10-15% of their proceeds to local charities. At a minimum, at least have 3-4 food trucks over by the Hillside Stage area. There are zero food options on that side of the festival! Thoughts?

    Ralph
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    Agree 100%. The causes may be good, but the food isn’t. In addition to everything else, there are very few healthy choices. A few years ago the Lowes supermarket was selling containers of chopped vegetables and hummus dip near the Americana Stage, but they haven’t been there the last couple of festivals.

    I will say the vegetable madras at the Indian food stall was very good.

    While I’d prefer to support the local organizations, I’ve resorted to bringing in food from outside for the most part.

    Joe Middleton 60
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    I agree as well. The food quality was a lot better when I started coming in 2010. The BBQ chicken is still the best bet but the lines are so long. We bought a “cheesesteak sandwich” that was nothing more than a Steakum with half-cooked onions. They really need to up their game. And there needs to be more food options on the hillside stage area.

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