Rocky Mount to Host First Downtown Food Truck Invasion on Oct. 26

Food Truck Invasion logo. Source: Burt + Brewington Creative Agency / City of Rocky Mount, NC
Food Truck Invasion logo. Source: Burt + Brewington Creative Agency / City of Rocky Mount, NC

The inaugural Downtown Rocky Mount Food Truck Invasion, sponsored by the city of Rocky Mount’s Community and Business Development Department, will take place Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4-9pm, rain or shine.

The event will be located at NE Main Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, between Thomas and Goldleaf Streets, in front of the Rocky Mount Event Center and on the historic Douglas Block.

This community-focused event will delight foodies and those who crave downtown festivities. With an anticipated 20+ food trucks in attendance, event-goers may taste cuisine from a variety of food vendors. There will also be plenty of opportunities to shop and support artisans who will have lots of amazing handcrafted items for sale, as well as the beloved brick-and-mortars who are already a part of the downtown landscape.

An on-site beer garden, featuring local craft beer vendors from the city, will be serving up delicious brews. The event will even boast Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, DJ Terminator X.

The Rocky Mount Event Center serves as the perfect backdrop for the Downtown Rocky Mount Food Truck Invasion, as it is also celebrating its one-year anniversary. This family-friendly event will have lots of fun-filled activities for kids of all ages. There will be face painting, henna tattoos, a coloring station, a balloon artist and open play in the game room. The Event Center will also house a “nursing nook” for breastfeeding moms. All activities are free and will be located inside the Rocky Mount Event Center. A signed waiver is required for admittance into the kids’ area.

Space is still available for additional food trucks and vendors to participate. Those interested in participating should contact event organizers Burt + Brewington Creative Agency, visit www.TheFoodTruckInvasion.com, call 919.244.1435, or email.

While food trucks may accept credit/debit cards, attendees may wish to bring cash for some purchases.

The city of Rocky Mount hopes this event will be successful in creating an unforgettable experience for those who attend and the community at large.

Visit www.rockymountnc.gov for more information about the city and its continued efforts to support and revitalize downtown Rocky Mount.

For more information on the Rocky Mount Event Center, an indoor sports and event facility located in downtown Rocky Mount, visit www.rockymountevents.com.

Rocky Mount Event Center. Photo: Kay Whatley, October 25, 2018 (grand opening day)
Rocky Mount Event Center. Photo: Kay Whatley, October 25, 2018 (grand opening day)

 

Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman and Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount

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