Food Truck Rodeos at the Public Market

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 It's Four-Wheeled Food Fests at the Public Market--Spring, Summer, and Fall!

It’s fabulous fun `n food on four wheels featuring the community's creative mobile cuisine! Just about everything and anything that could be served from a truck can be found at Food Truck Rodeo...

While you fill your face at Food Truck Rodeos, you can enjoy some local tunes from local talent! 

2018 Food Truck Rodeo Schedule

 Last Wednesday of the month, April through September
5:00-9:00 p.m.  

April 25
May 30
June 27
July 25
August 29
September 26 

Ride The MarketMobile to Food Truck Rodeos! (Our Downtown-East End Garage Free Shuttle)

For Wednesday night Food Truck Rodeos from April through September, the Market will be running a quick, easy, comfortable, convenient and FREE shuttle from the East End Parking Garage at the corner of East Main and Scio Streets. Avoid congestion and parking challenges around the Market by taking the MarketMobile Shuttle!  Standard evening parking rates apply in the East End Garage.

The Shuttle travels in roughly 20-minute loops between the stop on East Main Street, near the corner of Main and Scio (right in front of the East End Garage), and the Market stop at the end of the footpath/footbridge that takes pedestrians and our on-grounds Trolley (see below) over Union Street onto the grounds of the Market.  Look for the MarketMobile Shuttle Stop signs!

The first Shuttle leaves the East End Garage at 5:30 p.m.; the last one leaves the Market at 9:30 p.m.

Note that the MarketMobile also runs on busy regular Market Saturdays from June through September--the first Shuttle leaves the East End Garage on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.; the last one leaves the Market at 1:00 p.m.

See our MarketMobile Shuttle Map 


Rules, Regulations, Tips

No shirt, no shoes, no entry. 
All bags are subject to search.  
No smoking in or under sheds.  
No pets except for service animals (and note that dogs in bags or in your arms are still dogs).  
No bicycles in event area (although we encourage you to ride to the event, we have lots of bike parking).  
No skateboards or in-line skates.  
One sealed water bottle per person can be brought in; no other food or beverages. 

We highly recommend bringing some lawn chairs and even a fold-out table. We guarantee there won't be enough of our picnic tables to accommodate the hordes of Food Truck Rodeo enthusiasts.  And we highly recommend carpooling, transit, biking, or parking at the East End Garage and taking our free shuttle!  We enjoy huge crowds at these events and they are more fun for everyone when access in and out is easy.

Have a Food Truck?

If you have a food truck and want to vend at Food Truck Rodeos, or seek more information about these events, click here for an information and application packet.

And see the City of Rochester's regulations governing food trucks, carts, and trailers at
Download the new City Food Truck-Cart-Trailer Ordinance 

 More Market Events

Learn about other Public Market Special Events at our main Special Events page.   

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