Food Truck Rodeos at the Public Market

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The Food Truck Rodeo 2018 series has concluded. Stay tuned to this page for the 2019 lineup!

Four-Wheeled Face-Filling Fests with Thirty-Plus Food Trucks, Trailers, Carts

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 and Live Music Schedule

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

April 25

Music by The Crawdiddies
 4-25 FTRodeos Crawdiddies
May 30

Music by Tommy Brunett Band     
 5-30 FTRodeo Brunett band

June 27

Music by The Earthtones

 6-27 FTRodeo EarthTones

July 25

Music by Something Else

 7-25 FTRodeo Something Else

August 29

Music by Miller and the Other Sinners          

 8-29 FTRodeo MillerandSinners
September 26

Music by Tim Britt Band
 9-26 FTRodeo Tim Britt

Ride The Downtown/East End Market Shuttle to Food Truck Rodeos

For Wednesday night Food Truck Rodeos in April, May, July, August, and September (not June), 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 Shuttle!  Standard evening parking rates apply in the East End Garage.

The Shuttle travels in roughly 20-30 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 just across from the Union Street gateway to 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.

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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