Food Truck Battle | New York by Rail

may, 2024

10may(may 10)4:00 pm11(may 11)10:00 pmFood Truck Battle4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (11) New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd

Event Details

Food, Fun, and More at the Food Truck Battle!

Head to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York for the largest gathering of food trucks in Central New York history at this year’s Food Truck Battle! Held on May 10th from 4:00 –10:00 pm and Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, these two days are guaranteed to be deliciously fun-filled!  

Attendees can cast their vote for their favorite truck out of more than 50 locally-owned food trucks from Syracuse, Rochester, Utica, and more! Also, there will be live music performances, headlines by The Maine, an American rock band.  

Not only will there be a wide variety of food available, but there will also be local artists you can peruse in the Artisan Village, craft beers and wine slushies, low-cost food samples from every food truck at $3 to $5, as well as full-menu items, yard games, and the Kidzone for families. The Kid Zone will feature face painting, GelBalls, and Right Mind Syracuse as well as bouncy houses, balloon animals, magic shows, and more! 

Additionally, ten organizations will be present to vend and promote their causes at the Food Truck battle and three local non-profits will be chosen to receive a portion of all ticket sales, so your enjoyment is going toward a good cause! 

Friday, May 10th is country night! Enjoy performances from Country Swagg, Custom Taylor Band, Steven Cali Band, and Just Joe. Then, on Saturday, May 11th The Maine is headlining, but there will be performances by Dangerous Type, Seven Wonders, Name Brand Cover Band, The Comb Down, Jess Novak Band, and McCardle & Westers.  

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Check out the food trucks at this year’s battle! | Photo courtesy of

Ticket Info:  

Presale for the Food Truck Battle  is taking place until May 3 and the prices are as follows:  

General Admission (12+): $5.00 

Music Lovers VIP (Friday): $15.00 

Music Lovers VIP (Saturday): $30.00 

VIP tickets include festival admission, presale line access, and access to exclusive VIP areas in front of the stage and the VIP tent with covered seating. 

Tickets will then be available leading up to the event for a slightly higher cost:  

General Admission (12+): $10.00 

Music Lovers VIP (Friday): $25.00 

Music Lovers VIP (Saturday): $40.00 

Kids under 12 are free 

Tickets will also be available at the door for cash only at these same prices.  

Peruse all ticket options here.  

Take Amtrak to the Food Truck Battle

Experience the Food Truck Battle via Amtrak to Syracuse Station in Syracuse—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Syracuse Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Syracuse office today at 315-423-0022.


10 (Friday) 4:00 pm - 11 (Saturday) 10:00 pm


New York State Fairgrounds

581 State Fair Blvd