The Blue Belle booth at the Festival of the Arts joins more than 25 other vendors providing about 30 food booths around the grounds. Other new entries include Mandy’s Filipino Food and Polynesian Taste, which is offering barbecue chicken, the noodle dish pancit, potato salad, rice and Filipino egg rolls called lumpia.
Back are favorites such as Craig and Carter’s Famous Fish Tacos, Cafe Do Brasil, Interurban, and Inca Trail and its dazzling ceviche.
The National Weather Service forecast for Oklahoma City looks milder than usual for the festival. A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms is forecast Wednesday night, with a slight chance of a storm on Thursday and clear skies and sunshine projected Friday. Storm chances return Saturday and Sunday.
Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Pets are not allowed.
The Midtown Renaissance lots just south of Reno between Walker and Harvey are an easy walk to the festival. Paid parking is available in lots and garages throughout downtown, plus there is limited street parking around the perimeter of the event. For a map of available parking lots, go to www.parkingokc.com.