Food truck rodeo makes return visit to Florence Center
Back by popular demand, the Carolina Food Truck Rodeo will roll back into town this weekend for “Fall Fest” event at Florence Center.
Event hours for Friday are 5 p.m.-10 p.m. with extended hours on Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission and parking is free to all attendees and made possible by Wicked Weed Brewing and Pepsi of the Carolinas.
The inaugural food truck rodeo in May was such a big hit that they have decided to once again haul in truckloads of tasty delights and make them available to the public on Friday and Saturday
The food truck festival combines music, drinks, games, and of course, plenty of food trucks of all styles. It features more than 20 food trucks from around the nation and a diverse range of foods. The slogan on the rodeo’s web site (www.carolinafoodtruck.com) “come hungry, leave happy” hints to a vast selection of foods to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.
All types of foods and fresh eats will be available from dozens of food trucks. Trucks offering gourmet recipes, grilled meats, fried favorites, authentic cuisines, worldly flavors, and sweet treats will be positioned in the upper parking lot at the Florence Center and serving up delicious dishes to patrons.
“We wanted to bring unique flavors and different food options to Florence so people could try new dishes,” said Nick Hooker, director of Marketing for the Florence Center. “We chose trucks offering eccentric items like gator bites, lobster rolls, and jalapeno waffles, plus we’ll have Italian, Polish, Hispanic, vegan, and of course we’ll also have southern traditions like smoked barbeque, seafood, juicy burgers, and more.”
In addition to an abundance of food options, the rodeo also features a massive beer garden. A robust selection of craft beers, imports, and domestics will be on tap for guests to wash down their meals with. Southern Eagle Distributing has networked with numerous Carolina-based breweries to ensure a vast selection of local and craft beers. The rodeo’s presenting sponsor Wicked Weed Brewing is sure to have a beverage assortment available in the beer garden also.
Live music scheduled on the Budweiser Music Stage will keep guests entertained throughout the 2-day event. Beam Country will take the stage Friday at 5 p.m. followed by Painted Man at 7 p.m. Painted Man will perform again Saturday at 7 p.m.
Also come expecting to see cornhole boards, other games, and a kids’ play area.
No pets will be allowed. Also, no coolers permitted. Lawn chairs, small folding/ camping chairs, and blankets are allowed.