Durham Central Park’s Food Truck Rodeo

Our Autumn Food Truck Rodeo–the final one of 2018!  It’s Sunday, November 4, 12-4 p.m. 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. 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. Featured band: the Triangle’s very own Niito! Recommended for fans of music that blurs the lines between R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Blues.

Our non-profit partner for this Halloween Weekend rodeo, Continuing The Mission, helps veterans via trained canine partners. Some of their dogs and training tunnels will be here and the kids can help train 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.

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.


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