Food truck rallies (also called a food truck festival, food truck rodeo, food truck gathering, or similar names) are events where a group of food trucks gather in one location.
The events typically feature “modern” food trucks emphasizing food quality and variety, a trend which has grown significantly in popularity in the United States since approximately 2008. Formal gatherings of food trucks as an event in the United States began in 2010. The first LA Food Fest, held in February 2010, appears to have been one of the earliest such events.
Tampa, Florida hosted the first food truck rally in 2011. It made a new world record in March 2015 for gathering 121 food trucks. Before that, it set the previous world record of 99 food trucks gathered in September 2013. Hence, Tampa became a popular destination for food truck events.
Prior to that, an April 2013 “food truck parade” in Miami, with 62 trucks, was declared the largest to date. In 2018, Chicago Food Truck Festival planned to have over 50 food trucks in Chicago. Also, in 2018 more than 50 food trucks rallied in Meridian Township. Also, in 2018, in Muskeon Michigan a food truck rally of 23 food trucks occurred. In June 2018, over 30 food trucks rallied in Daytona. Furthermore, there are more food truck rallies occurring throughout the US.