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June is 'food truck season'

Posted June 1, 2015 12:22 p.m. EDT

Chirba Chirba had a long line of folks waiting for their fresh dumplings.

— With the warmer temperatures and festivals going on, I like to think of this as the food truck season. Before you plan on going to the beach or any vacation, you may want to think about these events:

Saturday, June 6: Morrisville’s first ever SpringFest - The event will have food trucks, Cirque de Vol Studios’ performers, Hip Pocket performing, Carnival Games, a Bounce House, and a craft market. The event will be held at 100 Town Hall Drive from 4 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 7: Garner’s Downtown Sounds - Located at the Garner Performing Arts Center (742 W Garner Road, Garner), the event will feature food trucks: CJ’s Street Food, D’Burritos, Dusty Donuts, The Humble Pig, JAM Ice Cream, King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks, Stuft and Ty’s All Natural. Live music performances by Nick Driver, Jonathan Byrd and the Pick Up Cowboys and Spare Change. Also, Double Barley and Nickelpoint Brewing beers will be available.The party is from noon to 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Sunday, June 14: Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo - Trucks will take over Fayetteville Street (and some neighboring streets) from City Plaza to the Capitol building. This event is from 1-6 p.m. with a special wristband access starting at 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 21: Durham Central Park Rodeo - More than 50 food trucks and local beer will be on hand. On the lawn adjacent to the park’s pavilion, The Chit Nasty Band will be performing. The rodeo is from noon to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 27: Holly Springs’ Park-It in the Market - This event takes place at the same time as the Holly Springs’ farmers market (hence the name). The event is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 128 S Main St.

The Wandering Sheppard aka Arthur Sheppard covers food truck news in the Triangle on his blog WanderingSheppard.com.