3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids

3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids

3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids

Thanks to Facebook these days you can stay in the know of events happening locally in your area. So I came across a Food Truck Rodeo (April Food’s Day) that was happening in a city near us and thought that it would be cool to go. I’ve been wanting to go to one with the Hubs so that we could just walk around and enjoy foods from like every truck lol. But we haven’t gotten around to it. So we decided to take the kids to this one. I get a bit nervous because I want everyone to enjoy themselves, Us Parents Included. So we did a few things that I’m sharing today to help with that. I’m sharing 3 Tips for your first Food Truck Rodeo Experience with Kids!

3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids

The goal was to experience something new (a place we haven’t tried), familiar and something sweet…Goal achieved!

New – Oak City Fish and Chips: New to us…the seafood was great…We loved the seasoning which had a little kick and was awesome!

3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids

Familiar – Hibachi Express: We’ve eaten here before and know that it’s good. The kids love chicken and rice and of course the white sauce. So this was a winner all around.

3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids

Something Sweet – Not Just Icing: These yummy cupcakes satisfied our sweet tooth!

3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids

3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids

  1. Research the Trucks – Most Food Truck Rodeos have a website, listing the vendors that will be present. Take the time to visit their site to see what they offer. There is nothing like going to a restaurant and not having a clue what to order especially when you have multiple kids in tow. So do the research ahead of time so that you have an idea of what you and your kids may like. This will save time and possible tears :).3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids
  2. Arrive Early – Many of these type events are held downtown in a particular city…that means parking is minimal. Arriving early ensures that you will get a decent park. After about thirty minutes after the event started, the streets were full with people looking for a great lunch. And upon leaving, people where waiting for parks. 3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids
  3. Grab A Seat – If  you make it there early, you can also grab seats for your family which is ideal right. Otherwise, you’ll be left with having to wait for seats or eating standing up. However, you could also bring your own lawn chairs.3 Tips Food Truck Rodeo with Kids



We had a great time! Have you been to a Food Truck Rodeo? Have you taken your kids? I’d love to hear about your experience!


  • Shilpa Bindlish

    Even in my country at India, food trucks have been gaining popularity now. But I’m yet to visit and enjoy food served by them.

  • Jean Lane

    Those cupcakes look amazing. And I never knew food trucks had websites (seems obvious now though lol). This has encouraged me to try it some time, oooh maybe this weekend!

  • Alayna

    You have a beautiful family! They often have food truck roundups in my city (Pittsburgh) and I love checking them out. It’s a great way to discover new restaurants, and I always run into friends (what can I say- we like food!)

  • mmmm a Food Truck rodeo sounds pretty amazing to me! I love that food trucks can be so varied and produce such incredible food now! we also have some pretty great ones up here in Vancouver!

    Ellie | http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

  • Jordyn Upchurch

    Okay, now my stomach is totally rumbling-those cupcakes look phenomenal!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  • Sophie Beland

    I had no idea food truck rodeos existed! Those cupcakes look absolutely delectable. And loving the tips, getting there early is such a good overlooked one.

  • Looks and sounds like you guys had a splendid time. All of that food looks amazing.

  • My hometown has a big taste of Cincinnati festival every year and it’s great because you get to try all sorts of stuff. Events like this are perfect to sample new restaurants and cuisines.

  • Oh my! Chicago has a Food Truck Festival during the summer and I love going to it. There’s something about being around all of that good food at one time, but having it mobile. Your choices look delicious!

  • tara pittman

    My town is have a food truck event tomorrow. I am not able to go though as I have company coming

  • Oo I LOVE food trucks so I’d enjoy doing this. Everything looks delicious. I want a cupcake now.

  • sara

    A food truck rodeo sounds like a super fun family event. The food looks amazing, I wish I had something like this in my neighborhood.

  • Cupcakes looks amazing! We have food trucks rounds up in UK and we love it. We try different kinds of food over there.

  • Gábor Van Tolna

    I very sure your kids had a lot of fun… I would have fun, Im still a kid…

  • Wendy Lee

    I never eaten from a “food truck” before. I would love to have that experience and see what it is like! The cupcakes in the pictures look amazing! Yumm!

  • Ana Ojha

    We too have many amazing food trucks in Central Florida. The Oak City Fish and Chips looks yum and cup cakes look incredibly delicious!

  • Oh yum! I love a good food truck, they always seem to be so good! There are not a lot of them where I live now, they are always the best place to get a quick lunch.

  • sauumye

    I love food festivals. They are just amazing!!! Those cupcakes look so amazing!!

  • This looks so awesome! I absolutely love food and food trucks! This would have been my happy place!

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    My daughter is going to use a food truck to cater her wedding. They have something similar to this Food Truck Rodeo in her area.

  • Hannah Marie

    I would love to experience that, we do not have one here. thank you for your tips 🙂 the foods look so yummy!

  • Those cupcakes look so delicious! I would go for that chicken and rice as well, the mean looks very juicy.

  • Lisa Rios

    I had NO idea there were cupcake food trucks. That’s just awesome. I love this food truck called Gypsy Scoops here in Texas. They make the best ice cream and sorbets.

  • Michelle Kneece Waller

    I love Food Truck Festivals. I love to check out what the locals are selling and the atmosphere is just so much fun.

  • I love food truck and the best part is when they all come together for a festival, heaven!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time satisfying your taste buds 🙂

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • Loved the idea of food truckk rodeo.Will keep a watch out for this in our area.Also cool idea about getting own lawn chair.Eating standing up with kids is no fun