Food Truck Rodeos at the Public Market

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The Market's Famous Food Truck Rodeos

2024 Dates: April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28 and September 25, 5-9 PM

It’s fabulous fun: 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 Rodeos!

While you experience Rochester's best food trucks at Rodeos, you'll also enjoy local music, dancing and entertainment. See you at the Rodeos! 

The Food Truck Rodeos are on the last Wednesday of the Month, April-September!  Stay tuned to this page for the 2024 schedule and music lineup! 

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 
  • 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. 
  • No drones.
  • 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! 

Do you have a food truck and interested in vending? 

Download the 2024 Food Truck Rodeo Application   

Call 585-428-6907 Tuesday-Friday mornings with questions.

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


The Food Truck Rodeos at the Public Market began in 2011, when Market Director Jim Farr attended a similar event in a fairground outside of Orlando, Florida. 

Upon his return, he spoke to staff and John Urlaub, owner of Rohrbach’ s Brewery located adjacent to the Market, and together they developed the model that has become a popular family-themed, eat-a thon with live music accompaniment! It is not unusual to have over 40 food trucks and carts at a single Food Truck Rodeo. 

Held on the last Wednesday of the months of April through September, the Food Truck Rodeos often draw more than 5,000 hungry patrons from throughout the Rochester region. 

More Market Events

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

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