The 6th annual Truck Stop is now OPEN. Applications close March 23, 2018. Once you've completed the
application, send it to Rob Liu ( with TRUCK STOP APPLICATION  as the subject.

ArtsRiot is proud to announce our 6th season of the South End Truck Stop! It all began with two crazy vendors (Southern Smoke & Taco Muchacho) and a chess set. Fast forward six years and Burlington has its very own Food Truck ‘scene’. To those of you who have been along for the entire ride, thank you, thank you, thank you! We wouldn’t be where we are without you. We have also seen a variety of new food offerings appear every year, a trend we can’t wait to continue this season!

Every Friday, between 500 and 3,000 people come down to ArtsRiot to enjoy live entertainment, cold beer, and delicious food. We are excited to continue to evolve the identity of this beloved South End Friday night block party. We have some stellar programming in store for this year’s Truck Stop and we can’t wait to share in the festivities with you all.  

Beyond the vendors, our event site is critical to the atmosphere and charisma of the event. The site is the Howard Space, home to 62 tenants who all share the parking lot we descend upon each Friday afternoon. Many of these folks have been around much longer than the 5 years of Truck Stop events. While many are impacted by the event, they’ve ultimately been super supportive, not only allowing it to happen, but helping make it happen. Our neighbors are painters, welders, masons, metalsmiths, glassblowers, pianists, guitarists, bakers, organizers, and all around craftspeople. They shape the creative spirit that gives Truck Stop its great energy.

Accolades for this summertime series have come from New York Times Travel, Burlington Free Press, Best of Burlington Magazine, Seven Days, Seven Daysies Awards, Yankee - New England’s Magazine, Take Magazine, Edible Green Mountains, VT Digger,, Trip Advisor, Yelp, and countless other platforms where we have collectively gained outrageous support.

Questions? Email us at OR call us at 802.540.0406.