Durham Central Park’s Food Truck Rodeo

A Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon 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. Locally-brewed craft beer and wine are always on hand. Sunday, June 17 is our next Food Truck Rodeo! Celebrate Father’s Day with the Triangle’s Go-go band, Project 919 Band!

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ADDITIONAL REMAINING DATES FOR 2018: September 2 and November 4.

Our non-profit partner is Threshold Inc., who will work with adults and children to complete Ellen McHenry’s “Brain Hemisphere Hat” activity. During this activity individuals will receive color patterns of the brain and have an opportunity to color them and then assemble them into a hat. The goal is for individuals to learn more about the brain through a fun and simple exercise. Information about mental health and severe and persistent mental illness will help individuals to identify what parts of the brain are affected when someone is experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. All participants will be able to take their hat home with them. 

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.

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. Well-behaved dogs on non-retractable leashes are allowed. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair so that you can enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable Durham afternoon with friends and family. Thank you to our sponsor BullHouse Apartments and Duke Football.

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.

FAQ

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