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These 8 food truck festivals are coming to New England

Bonus: Some will offer craft beer.

Gabi's Smokeshack at a festival.

Food trucks are more than just a quick way to grab lunch downtown — you can spend a whole day trying food truck fare and drinking craft beer at festivals this summer.

The 2016 Food Truck Festivals of America are teaming up with both regional and national brewers to hit eight spots across New England between June and November.

Each festival will feature more than 25 gourmet food trucks, serving up everything from Mediterranean to grilled cheese to homemade Southern comfort food.

More than 20 craft brewers will also be in attendance, offering more than 50 regional and national beers. At many of the festivals, guests will be able to purchase special beer sampling tickets that allow for unlimited two-ounce pours of all the brews.

“The public response last year was phenomenal,’’ Anne-Marie Aigner, executive producer of the festivals, said in a release. “By adding a large craft beer component this year to all of our festivals, we look forward to introducing even more communities to the local food trucks and craft brewers in the region, in addition to supporting the small business.’’

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Here’s the full list of New England locations:

June 4, Worcester: 5th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

August 6: Providence, RI: 2nd Annual Providence Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

August 20: East Falmouth: 4th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival

September 10, Watertown: Vegetarian and Vegan Food Truck Festival

September 17: Quincy: 2nd Annual Quincy Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

October 2, Portsmouth, NH: 3rd Annual New Hampshire Food Truck Festival

October 15, Stoneham: 2nd Annual North Shore Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

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November 12, Westminster: Wachusett Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

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