Main Street Food Truck Festival Rebrands, Moves to Capitol

It’s the end of an era. The famed Main Street Food Truck Festival in downtown Little Rock is technically no more, but there’s no need to panic. 

Beginning this fall, the 13th annual event will leave its namesake street and make the perpendicular move to Capitol Avenue as the newly-rebranded Downtown Food Truck Festival.

The Sept. 22 fest will now take place between Woodlane and Chester streets, moving entertainers, art vendors, 70 food trucks and tens of thousands of attendees to a stretch of five blocks in front of the Arkansas State Capitol building and away from the foot traffic of Main Street.

In recent years, the event has continued to expand, outgrowing Main and creeping its way down Capitol. Festivalgoers noted how congested the event had become, with long lines hampering walkways and bumping up wait times. Still, Downtown Little Rock Partnership Executive Director Gabe Holmstrom knows it’s a good problem to have.

“We’re building on the success of the Main Street Food Truck Festival. When it started, there weren’t any restaurants there, and there were minimal businesses on that corridor,” Holmstrom told our sister publication, Arkansas Business. “Fourteen years later, we’re going to pick up and move to see if we can’t bring that same excitement and energy to Capitol Avenue.”

No matter the pavement, DLRP is still expecting upward of 30,000 attendees, all craving the best local flavors on wheels.

Visit the festival website to learn more, and follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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