H&8th Night Market attendees to ‘Truck-the-Vote’ at season finale Oct. 31

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Attendees at the season finale of H&8th Night Market on Friday, Oct. 31 will have an opportunity to vote for the 2014 Oklahoma Food Truck of the Year. ‘Truck-the-Vote’ ballots will be available starting at 6 p.m. in front of Elemental Coffee Roasters, 815 N. Hudson Ave.

[pullquote-right]“After introducing voter registration this season, we thought it would be fun to give people a chance to vote for something at H&8th, and so ‘Truck-the-Vote’ was born, a chance to show love for their favorite food truck of 2014.”[/pullquote-right]“After introducing voter registration this season, we thought it would be fun to give people a chance to vote for something at H&8th, and so ‘Truck-the-Vote’ was born, a chance to show love for their favorite food truck of 2014,” said Jonathan Fowler, vice president of operations for Fowler Holding Company. “We imagine it will become something we do every year as part of the season finale festivities at H&8th.”

Presented by Fowler Toyota of Norman, H&8th Night Market is a monthly, family- and pet-friendly street festival built around a lineup of Oklahoma’s top gourmet food trucks and live music from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the last Friday of each month along Hudson Avenue between NW 6 and NW 10 in Oklahoma City’s Midtown district. There is no cost to attend.

This Friday, the event will begin an hour early, at 6 p.m., for the return of ‘Truck-or-Treat.’ Families can pick-up free tote bags in front of Elemental for kids to fill with treats from the food trucks and neighborhood businesses.

Approximately 50 of the state’s top mobile eateries will be at this month’s event offering a vast array of gourmet foods, including vegetarian and dessert options. Participating trucks are listed on the H&8th Night Market website as they are confirmed. View the most updated list of confirmed trucks here.

Neighborhood farm-to-fork restaurant Ludivine will be open and accepting reservations. Elemental Coffee Roasters will serve coffee, tea, “epic” pastries and desserts, and specialty cold drinks. COOP Ale Works will offer craft beer.

Live music on the main stage will begin with Adam & Kizzie at 7 p.m. Additional performers will be announced as soon as the information becomes available.

There will also be live performances at four busking zones across the event and live poetry by Short Order Poems.

This month’s 7th Street shopping village, curated by Ashley Terry, will include: The Plant Shoppe, The Clad Stache, Group Fly, The Little Bubble, The Okay See and Shop Good. Shop Good will be screen printing T-shirts live during the event.

Oklahoma City University’s School of Theatre will be at The Nature Conservancy, 408 NW 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. doing professional stage makeup for kids and adults (choose your own character) for $5 per face and up, depending on the art selected. Kids 12 and under who visit the Nature Conservancy dressed in nature-themed costumes will receive a free nature toy in addition to ‘Truck-or-Treat’ candy, while supplies last.

[pullquote-right]This month’s screening will be a shorts program that will include horror shorts.[/pullquote-right]The deadCENTER Film Festival outdoor theater at NW 9 lights up when the sun goes down. This month’s screening will be a shorts program that will include horror shorts. The intersection also features the 21-to-enter H&8th Night Lounge and activities with the OKC Energy FC professional soccer team.

This month’s Midtown/H&8th Happy Hour pre-party will start at 6 p.m. at Trade Men’s Wares, 1112 N. Walker Ave., featuring a live DJ, candy for the kids and a free gift with any purchase. The post-party will be held at The Bleu Garten, 301 NW 10, featuring a signature H&8th cocktail, curated beer selection, food trucks and a full bar.

Event organizers would like to encourage attendees to ride their bike to the event and take advantage of the free bicycle valet service hosted by DNA Racing. Check-in is located behind Elemental Coffee.

Sponsors for H&8th Night Market include: Fowler Toyota of Norman, Prodigal, Midtown Association, Citizen’s Bank of Edmond, Ozarka Water Company, Ludivine, Elemental Coffee, COOP Ale Works, The Nature Conservancy and Bin There Dump That.

H&8th Night Market is a volunteer-driven not-for-profit event that relies on the generosity of its sponsors, and private donations, to stay alive and free to the public. For more information about H&8th Night Market visit h8thokc.com or call 633-1703. Updates will be posted on Facebook and Twitter (#OKCNightMarket).

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