Dubbing itself the "largest food truck festival in the Midwest," the Columbus Food Truck & Cart Festival returns for a fourth year this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-16, at the Columbus Commons. The festival this year has grown to three days, and is now featuring over 70 trucks, beer and wine sales, live music and craft vendors.

Dubbing itself the "largest food truck festival in the Midwest," the Columbus Food Truck & Cart Festival returns for a fourth year this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-16, at the Columbus Commons. The festival this year has grown to three days, and is now featuring over 70 trucks, beer and wine sales, live music and craft vendors.

Regular trucks like Dos Hermanos, Aromaku, Paddy Wagon, Yabo's Tacos, Burrito Bus, Hot Chicken Takeover and Mikey's Late Night Slice are returning. Newer trucks this year include Alice's Comfort Table (serving sandwiches, pot pies and fried chicken), Cupzilla (featuring Korean barbecue in a cup) and Phillybuster (serving ice cream and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches).

Live music will be separated into two stages – the Pavilion Stage and the Groove U Stage. The full line-up includes Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons, The Deeptones, Forest & the Evergreens and more. On Friday evening at 8:30 p.m., the Groove U Stage will feature a film screening as part of the Film Festival of Columbus.

Crafters will be located in the center of the Commons and will include State of Devotion, Alison Rose, Wholly Craft, Homage, State & Third, Red Giraffe Designs and many others.

The festival is free to attend, and runs from 12-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Columbus Commons and the adjacent parking lot southeast across Rich and Third Streets.

Special Sunday hours have been added this year, from 12-6 p.m., solely in the Rich and Third parking lot. Around 20 trucks will be featured in the lot throughout the entire festival. The area also plays host to the Groove U stage, with music starting at noon and Playing to Vapors headlining at 4:30 pm.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast, beer and Columbus at breakfastwithnick.com. He authored the breakfast guidebook "Breakfast With Nick: Columbus" and leads tours for Columbus Food Adventures and Columbus Brew Adventures.