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Halloween Capital of the World Hosts Its First Ever Food Truck Festival 

The team behind New England Open Markets will bring more than 25 food trucks to Salem, MA to kick off the city's world-renowned month long celebration of Halloween. 


OCTOBER 1 and 2 

11 AM to 6 PM 


Salem, MA – September 12, 2016:  New England Open Markets will be bringing a cornucopia of food trucks to Salem Common to kick off the city's annual Halloween celebrations with the first ever Salem Food Truck Festival.  On October 1st and 2nd, 2016 from 11 AM to 6 PM over 25 food trucks from across New England will converge on Historic Salem Common just in time for the kick-off of the month long 2016 Haunted Happenings Festival. 

The City of Salem has partnered with New England Open Markets to expand the offerings in downtown Salem during this busy month-long celebration. Open Markets founder Chris Masci brings his festival/market expertise to Salem for another fantastic event that adds to the already successful roster of events that include Salem Open Market and Salem Holiday Market in Salem and many in South Boston including the highly successful Ink Block Market.  

From Grilled Cheese to Poutine, from whoopie pies to cookies there is something on tap for everyone at the first food truck festival. Fan favorites Bon Me food truck, The Cookie Monstah, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and more will be bringing a food court like no other to the heart of the city. During the two day festival guests will also enjoy live music, local buskers and a taste of why Salem receives over 1 million people throughout the month of October. 


New England Open Markets had its beginnings in 2003 when its founder, Chis Masci, freshly transplanted from NYC, missed his Sunday trek with friends to that city’s open-air markets. A lover of markets both here and abroad, and the wares and the atmosphere they offer, Masci saw what Boston was missing out on. Thus began his ambitious desire to fill that void and the task of locating an outdoor site. He found it in Boston’s South End full of artists’ studios and galleries, the perfect location for the small band of artisans and craftspeople that joined him for this adventure know as South End Open Market.  

 From Holiday Markets promising truly festive shopping experiences each year to establishing new venues, New England Open Markets’ events are ever-changing and expanding to accommodate both the growing number of talented artist-entrepreneurs and fans of the unique as well. 

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