Cary News

Downtown Cary set for food truck events

The Town of Cary has announced the dates for its food truck rodeo known as the Chatham Street Chowdown, while food trucks will now have a presence at Final Fridays.

The town’s food truck rallies, which started last year, will take over West Chatham Street in downtown Cary with 15 food trucks and a beer and wine garden. There will be seating available and live music.

They will be held Sunday, April 19, noon to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 26, 5 to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 4, noon to 4:30 p.m.

In other food truck news, there will be a food truck every Final Friday of the month in downtown Cary, starting this month.

Jessica McCarthy, co-owner of The Humble Pig food truck, has been one of the coordinators of Downtown Cary Food & Flea, which brings artisans, live music and food trucks to downtown the second Sunday of the month.

She said she wants to promote bringing food trucks to downtown Cary and to grow the local food truck scene. American Meltdown, which has gourmet grilled cheese, is the first truck to come Friday, March 27.

The food trucks will plant themselves in the parking lot of Gather, 111 W. Chatham St., from 5 to 9 p.m., weather permitting. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available at Gather and Pharmacy & Beverage on East Chatham Street when it opens.

Upcoming trucks include Deli-icious, the Humble Pig, Bam Pow Chow and Pie Pushers. Follow @Dtcfoodtrucks on Twitter or go to to find out the food truck of the month.

Downtown Cary Food & Flea will be at Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Go to for details.