By: Emily Johnson
April 19, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - Midtown Fest was the place to be this afternoon for a pizza eating contest, and Easter egg hunt and much more. There were more than 40 bands that played up and down Midtown. Almost all of the restaurants remained open at Midtown for guests enjoy the afternoon.
Fifth Avenue of Midtown was shutdown for festival goers to visit different vendors and food trucks set up on the street.
For one food truck owner participating in the festival is was an opportunity for him to get involved in the community. "I'm from this city. This is a developing area in midtown and it's a really cool spot. I think it's cool for all of the local businesses to be able to come out here and promote their local business, it's cool to be a part of," said Brooks Betts, the owner of Gourmet PB&J food truck.
All the money raised at the festival went toward the Going Places Street Outreach. It is a facility in Tallahassee that helps homeless and runaway youth ages 11 to 21.