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Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo seeks to move first event

Posted April 1, 2014

Barone Meatball Company had a huge line during the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo.

— The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo wants to move its first event one week after some local restaurants took issue with the large event's original Mother's Day date. 

In a posting on the group's Facebook page, organizers said they have petitioned the City Council to move the event from May 11 to May 4. 

"Please make sure we are showing our support for all the downtown business and residents. These large events do have an impact to them and how to balance that is an important conversation to have," organizers wrote. 

Last year, the rodeo held its first event on Mother's Day. Being its first event, it drew some criticism over lack of organization and parking issues. 

The rodeos, also planned on June 8, Aug. 10 and Oct. 12, are expected to draw thousands to downtown to dine on more than 50 food trucks. To help fund startup costs for the rodeos, organizers are running a Kickstarter. They are $5,000 away from their goal with just over a week left. 

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  • serenitynow Apr 2, 2014

    I decided to go last year because it was something different to do on Mother's Day. I really enjoyed it and would go anytime Mother's Day or not.

  • samr Apr 2, 2014

    A smart move since Mothers Day should not be messed with. Let the restaurants have it. They are a little shortsighted as the rodeos pack the bars too. I look forward to a summer of rodeos

  • cdurham Apr 1, 2014

    Food truck rodeos aren't so unique anymore, but they are popular.

  • rduwxboy Apr 1, 2014

    "Tell this cry-babies...get a life. Like I am going to take mom out for dinner to this event." -KRE2

    You enjoy your all you can eat Golden Coral buffet and the thousands of others will enjoy taking mom out to an event like this. Food trucks and events like this make Raleigh fun, unique, and a best place to live. You can go eat mass produced ribs and canned vegetables anywhere.

  • kre2 Apr 1, 2014

    Tell this cry-babies...get a life. Like I am going to take mom out for dinner to this event.

  • 4n0n Apr 1, 2014

    From May 11th to May 4th? Are we going back in time?