This year, the food truck rallies will occur on the first and third Fridays of each month (beginning May 7) at Big Spring Park. The rallies will be split into two categories, food trucks and food trailers. Food trailers will be occurring on first Fridays and food trucks on the third Fridays.
CEO of Downtown Huntsville Inc. which is responsible for the revitalization of Downtown Huntsville through unique events, Chad Emerson spoke to AL.com. “It’s a creative way to give more exposure,” he said. Logistics also influenced the change. Food trailers, which involve not only a trailer but also a separate vehicle to tow that trailer, take up more physical space than a true food truck, which is entirely contained in one vehicle.
“Some cities are just excluding trailers from their food truck events,” Emerson says.
“That’s not an uncommon trend, just because of space limitations. We don’t want to be excluding people, we want to be including more small business entrepreneurs, and we can do that by separating the trucks and trailers.”
This year theme and title will be “Trucks vs. Trailers.”
Emerson says: “Who wins and how you win, we don’t know yet. It’s just going to be some friendly competition – really, it’s tongue in cheek.”
The food trailer kickoff is scheduled for May 7, with food trucks set to roll May 21. All events are 5 – 9 p.m. As always, the DHI food truck rallies are free to attend.
The food trailer lineup includes:
- 2 Chicks on a Roll
- Forever Grateful
- Highway Kabobery
- Hippea Camper
- Level Up
- New South Hot Dog & Sushi
- O Taste & See BBQ
- Southerland Sno Depot and Triple L BBQ
Participating food trucks include:
- Badd Newz BBQ
- Beast Mode
- Betty Jo’s
- Fast Frankies
- Fire & Spice
- Get Loaded
- Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor
- Happi Pappi Beignets
- Ice Works
- Mac & Snacks
- Sno Boss and What’s Popp’N
See you there!