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 2016 Food Truck Rodeo Dates:

June 19 – Father’s Day Rodeo
September 4 – Labor Day Sunday Rodeo
October 30 – Halloween Rodeo

Sunday, June 19th, bring friends and family to the legendary gathering of 50+ food trucks, local craft beer and live music. All you have to pay for is your choice of food or drink. We’re super excited to announce the return of North Carolina’s Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba to Durham Central Park, 12:30-3:15! This is a kora-fueled dance band that combines West African traditionals, funk, rock, blues, and elements of jazz into an irresistible music experience. Thanks to our sponsor and partners, Bell West End, WHUP-FM, Leaf Filter and You Can Vote NC.




Help make DCP Rodeos Waste-Wise Events!

Waste Warrior volunteers are needed to help set up, staff, and breakdown waste stations that include recycling and compost options. With the thousands of people that attend the Rodeos, volunteer efforts can help divert thousands of pounds of compostable and recyclable materials from the landfill. If you are interested in volunteering, email Erin at [email protected]

More information

Information and Application for Food Trucks

If you own a food truck and are interested in participating in an upcoming Food Truck Rodeo, click here for more information.


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

Thank you to our upcoming June 19 Food Truck Rodeo sponsors and partners:

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