Food Truck Rodeo Info
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, Chez Moi Bakery and OnlyBurger. Locally-brewed craft beer and a band are always on hand. Dogs are allowed at the Food Truck Rodeo on regular (not retractable) leashes.
Sunday, June 18 is our next Food Truck Rodeo. Live music from Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba starts at 12:30 p.m. Combining passionate originality and fierce authenticity, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba take West African dance music into new territory—literally, the North Carolina Piedmont. That’s where Cissokho, a griot born to a family of professional musicians in Senegal, makes his transplanted home.
Our non-profit partner Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation will hand out free sunscreen and provide parents and kids with fun informational-educational items about melanoma.
Remaining 2017 Food Truck Rodeo Dates:
Sunday, June 18, September 3 and November 5.
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]
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.
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. Looking for trucks that participate? Have other questions?
Check the Food Truck Rodeo FAQ
Thank you to our upcoming sponsors and partners: