Photo courtesy of Ray Rivera Photography
Photo courtesy of Ray Rivera Photography

Durham Central Park’s Food Truck Rodeos

A Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon (most often 12-4 p.m. but check our Events page)  gathering of dozens of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks, five times each year. This is the original food truck rodeo of the Triangle–an event that helped start the food truck craze. The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks’ menus–from savory and stick-to-your-ribs to sweet treats. Guest trucks have included included American Meltdown, MaMa Dukes, Pie Pushers, Porchetta, Fosters, Chez Moi Bakery and OnlyBurger. Locally-brewed beer and bands are always on hand. Dogs are allowed at the Food Truck Rodeo on regular (not retractable) leashes.

Food Truck Rodeos are rain or shine. Most trucks accept credit cards but an ATM machine is on site as well. Free parking is available in nearby lots. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair so that you can enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable Durham afternoon with friends and family.

Remaining 2015 Food Truck Rodeo Dates

September 6 – Labor Day [Weekend] Food Truck Rodeo, November 1 – Halloween [Weekend] Food Truck Rodeo


Looking for trucks that participate? Have other questions?
Check the Food Truck Rodeo FAQ

Thank you to our September 6th sponsors, partners and food trucks:

Bandido’s Mexican Café
A-1 Gyros & Phillys
Sweet Traditions
Dusty Donuts
Captain Ponchos
Snowie Shaved Ice
Crossroads Kettlecorn
Parlez-Vous Crêpe
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
Only Burger
Phat Wrapz
CJ’s Street Food


Virgil’s Jamaica
Big Island Shaved Ice
Kona Chameleon
Gussys Greek
Barone Meatball Company
JAM Soft Serve Ice Cream
Halal Haven
SweetWater Ices
Hibachi Xpress
Pho Nomenal Dumplings
All American Food Truck
Red Hot & Blue
Bull City Street Food
American Meltdown
Big Mikes BBQ
the Parlour
Roll Dogs Express
Fahsyrah’s Lemonade
BO’s Kitchen
Pie Pushers
the Humble Pig
Philly’s Cheesesteaks
Mixed Korean Truck
Citizen Pops
Ty’s All Natural
Taco Grande
Jay’s Italian Ice
CocoCrissi Tropical Icees
Soom Soom Pita Pockets
Two Roosters Ice Cream
Rollin Dogs
Smoothie King
Belgian Waffle Crafters
Hanu Truck
Arepa Culture
Rolling Bistro
Chick Wagon
Cousins Maine Lobster