October is Arts and Humanities Month nationally and in Little Rock. Americans for the Arts has identified a different arts topic to be posted for each day in the month. Next up is Festivals.
And while Little Rock has many different food-related festivals (you name it, there is probably a festival for it), the Main Street Food Truck Festival has quickly become a “must do” on many Little Rocker’s annual activity list.
In September 2019, the 9th annual Main Street Food Truck Festival took place. Featuring over 80 food trucks, a variety of vendors and artisans, and tens of thousands of visitors, it was a microcosm of Little Rock.
All races, ages, socio-economic statuses, and neighborhoods of the City converge onto a few blocks of downtown Little Rock to experience the culinary arts as a variety of foods spanning numerous continents are served out of food trucks.
It is a family friendly event with activities geared towards kids and adults in addition to all of the food offerings. It is also pet-friendly, too.
Launched in 2011 by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, it has grown from about 20 trucks the first year (some of which decided to come down on the day of the event) to 85 trucks registered for the 2019 edition.