Charlotte, NC: Food Truck Rallies Keep on Rolling

A photo from Chow Down Uptown

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A photo from Chow Down Uptown
A photo from Chow Down Uptown

Food trucks have become so popular in the Charlotte area that rallies are frequently being held from South End to Huntersville and beyond.  For those of you interested in where to find these street eats that have become all the rage, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming events where you’ll find everything from surf & turf burritos to fried green tomato grilled cheese sandwiches to champagne & berries flavored cupcakes.

Chow Down Uptown takes place on Thursdays and is typically held twice each month, May through August.  The event is held across from the 7th Street Public Market (224 E. 7th Street) from 5 – 9 p.m., and averages about 20 different food trucks.  Upcoming dates are August 1 and August 22. You can check out Chow Down Uptown’s Facebook page for more details.

Food Truck Friday and Sizzlin’ Saturday are held every Friday and Saturday from 5 – 9 p.m. in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood.  The gathering takes place in an empty grass lot at Camden and Park Avenue, adjacent to Common Market.  Participating trucks are usually listed each week on the event’s Facebook page.

On Saturday, August 10 the U.S. National Whitewater Center will hold Beast Feast, a food truck competition and festival.  The festival will feature food trucks from the Charlotte area, each competing with the USNWC and the other trucks to determine a grand prize winner.  The Amphibious Duathlon will kick off the festival, followed by food sampling (from 1 – 6 p.m.) and live music.  Admission is free; food truck sampling cost $5 for four tickets.  See the USNWC’s websitefor more details.

Amos’ Southend, located at 1423 South Tryon Street, has been the site of a monthly rally aptly titled What The Truck.  This event features live music as well.  The next one is scheduled for Saturday, August 24.  See the club’s website for more details.

Historic Rural Hill is set to hold a fall food truck rally on Friday, September 27 after hosting a hugely popular summer event in July.  Keep an eye on their website as details continue to be released.