Food Truck Rodeos at the Public Market


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

It’s fun on four wheels featuring the community's creative mobile cuisine and comfort food! Just about everything and anything that is served from the back of 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.

EXTRA EXTRA! IN 2016, we'll host NINE Food Truck Rodeos, instead of the usual seven. There will be two Rodeos in July and two in August; in other words, an extra one each of those two months in addition to the Rodeo on the usual last Wednesday of the month.

 See some scenes from 2015 Food Truck Rodeos! 

2016 Schedule

All nine Food Truck Rodeos this year will take place on Wednesday nights, from 5 to 9 p.m.   

April 27
Music by the Dirty Bourbon Blues Band  
Blues standards, original music, funk, R&B, and rock    

May 25
Music by Fat City  
Blues, soul, R&B, classic rock
June 29
Music by Amy Montrois Trio  
Cover tunes ranging from pop and country,
to alternative rock
July 13
Music by The Ayers Brothers  
July 27
Music by Out of the Blue 
August 17
Music by Earthtones 
Acoustic rock for grownups
August 31
Music by MoChester  
4-piece rock-reggae driven band
September 28
Music by the Tommy Brunett Band 
a craftsman and songsmith mixing old-school country,        
great story telling and rock and roll
October 26
Music by the Johnny Bauer Band  
A melting pot of diverse tastes and influences


Rules, Regulations, Tips

  No shirt, no shoes, no entry. 

All bags are subject to search.  

No smoking in or under sheds.  

No pets (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.  


Have a Food Truck?

If you have a food truck and want to join some Rodeos, or seek more information about these events, click here for information, instructions and application.

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.