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Trailer Of Lights Canceled, Folks Bummed

An event at Seaholm Power Plant that was supposed to feature local food trucks like Austin Daily Press and Hey Cupcake! along with other artists and vendors has been canceled due to "red tape", according to a blog post by organizer Tiffany Harelik.

Hi guys, With all the last minute red tape from yesterdays walk through, we are not in a position to proceed for the trailer of lights this year. While I admit I'm disappointed, my chin is up and for those of you who know me well, you know I'm busy making lemonade. No one loves the trailer food scene more than I do. The trailer food scene exploded overnight in Austin and I have been there documenting it every step of the way with my company Trailer Food Diaries. Austin is becoming as much a destination location for the food vendor culture as the live music scene and I remain optimistic in the future successes of this industry. Thank you for your patience, support and understanding. Please feel free to call and email me. Emailing's a little easier right now if possible just due to the influx :)

People are responding on the Facebook event page, expressing their disappointment.

Austin Adams wrote:

Hope everyone who wanted this to happen will join the Facebook page for the event so we can begin a dialogue on how to make this bigger and better when we do it next year. We want to flip the old trail of lights model so this is a collaborative creative effort by the citizens of Austin, so we need your input. We’d love to hear from any artists interested in creating installations, musicians interested in playing,

Tracy Gildea wrote:
Super disappointed. If anyone knows of anything going on this weekend that I can sell my inventory that I have been plumping up for this event pls message me. I make hair is an example of my work:

More than 330 people had planned to go to the event, according to their RSVP status on Facebook.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.