9 Food Truck Rodeos and Rallies in the Triangle - Triangle on the Cheap (2024)

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Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Somehow food just seems to taste better when it comes from a truck. It can’t be explained. It’s even better when there are lots of trucks to choose from. Here’s a list of some of the biggest food truck events in the Triangle. We’re listing food truck events that are somewhat regularly scheduled. Know of others that should be listed? Just email jody@triangleonthecheap.com.

We’ve included a description of each featured food truck rodeo, but if you scroll way down you’ll see the events listed by date. The day-by-day list will also include one-off events that include several food trucks.

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Cary’s Downtown Chow Down

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Cary’s Downtown Chow Down
This rally takes place on Academy Street, between Waldo Street and Dry Avenue. They go on from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Upcoming 2019 dates: April 14 and July 14

Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo

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Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo
This food truck rodeo takes place five times a year from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks will be there, as well as craft beer. A highlight is the live music. Dogs on non-retractable leashes are allowed.
Schedule for 2019: March 24, June 16, September 1, November 3

Knightdale’s Food Truck Thursdays

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The Town of Knightdale holds Food Truck Thursdays the 3rd Thursday of every month from April to October. The event takes places at Knightdale Station Park, 810 North First Avenue. One food truck will be on site for lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and three or four will be on site for dinner, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition there will be live music during dinner. Follow the above link to see the food truck schedule.

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

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Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
More than 50 food trucks line up along 11 blocks of Fayetteville and there’s seating for 1,000 people on the sidewalks. The time varies. Sometimes it’s 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and sometimes it’s 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. No dogs allowed.
2019 dates: May 5, June 9, August 4 (3 p.m. to 9 p.m.), October 6

Research Triangle Park Food Truck Rodeo

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RTP Food Truck Rodeo
Fidelity Investments and The Research Triangle Foundation of NC host a Food Truck Rodeo at The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There are usually six or seven food trucks in attendance. In addition, there’s one food truck there every weekday at the same time. Follow the above link to see which food trucks will be there. If you don’t want to leave anything to chance, follow The RTP on Twitter and you’ll be alerted about any last minute changes.

Rodeo on Rosemary

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Rodeo on Rosemary
The food truck rodeo has moved locations to the parking lot at Rosemary and Columbia Streets in Chapel Hill.

Bring the kids and enjoy the afternoon with games, a bounce house, and music.

Rodeo on Rosemary will feature more than a dozen of the area’s favorite trucks, and many will be offering a low-priced tasting menu. It takes place March 31, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Check back for future dates.

Friday Night on White

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Friday Night on White
Second Friday of the month from April to October, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on South White Street in Downtown Wake Forest. Live music from a band, lots of food trucks, and beer for purchase from White Street Brewing Co.

Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo

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Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo
The Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo takes place several times a year at Over the Falls Shopping Center, 419 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. There is also some entertainment and kids’ activities at the events.
2019 dates: April 7, June 30, October 27

Brier Creek Food Truck Fest

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This food truck festival now happens twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. It features 30+ food trucks and live music. It takes place at 8010 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh.
Spring date: Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Fall date TBA.

Upcoming Food Truck Events in the Triangle

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