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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 a band 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.

2017 Food Truck Rodeo Dates:

Sunday, January 22, March 12, June 18, September 3 and November 5


January 22 WXDU (Duke University 88.7 FM, or streaming online at takes over, spinning funky tunes and college rock and we’ll have inflatables for the kids to jump in from Bull City Inflatables! Look who is serving (purple are NEW to the Rodeo):

American Meltdown
Barone Meatball Company
Baton Rouge Cuisine
BO’s Kitchen
Caffe Bellezza Mobile Coffee Bar
Captain Ponchos Taco Truck
Carolina Breeze Drinks
Chez Moi Bakery
Chirba Chirba Dumplings
CJ’s Street Food
Cousins Maine Lobster
Dusty Donuts
Fahsyrah’s Lemonade
Fetch Hot Dog Co
Fuzzy’s Empanadas
Gussys Greek
Hibachi Xpress
JAM Soft Serve Ice Cream
Lee’s Kitchen
Mixed Korean Truck
Napoli Pizza
Not Just Icing
Oak City Fish & Chips
Only Burger
Phat Wrapz
Pie Pushers Pizza
R & B Grill
R & J’s Fish Wings & Things
Red Hot & Blue
Roll Dogs Express
Route Bistro
Sarges Chef
Soom Soom Pita Pockets
Southern Snack Shack
Sweet Traditions
Thai Box Zing
the Cookie People
the Corner Venezuelan
the Humble Pig
Virgil’s Jamaica
Wandering Moose
Zeke’s Meats


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 sponsors and partners:






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