Time to dust off those boots and bring ‘em downtown for the first Food Truck Thursday of the season with Boots on the Boulevard from 6-9 p.m. May 25.
Partnering with the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, the evening will feature two stages, late shopping, delicious food truck fare, pony rides, a free Kids Zone by Cedar Point Church and a heehawing good time.
The Stampede Rodeo Stage on Missouri Street will feature Back Road Story and Shinyribs and will host an “after party” that extends through 11 p.m.
The Main Street Stage on Will Rogers will have three hours of Zumba or other fitness activities by the Claremore Rec Center. It’s open for free to all fitness levels as guests can do as much or as little as they want.
“This season is promising to be even bigger and better than in the years past,” said Kathy Glover, president of the Merchant’s Group and owner of the Cozy Cottage, 514 W. Will Rogers Blvd. “We are grateful to partner with the Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo to bring Rogers County ‘Boots on the Boulevard’ as our kick off.”
Food trucks include Dorothy’s Wiches, C&J Concessions, Kona Ice, Taqueria El Jarocho, MooChewSooey BBQ, Wild Al’s, BackWatters BBQ, La Hermosa, Jen’s Java, Curbside Comfort, Not Your Grandma’s Cupcakes, The Bacon Food Truck and Papos Latin/American Cafe and Rusty Nails Italian Ice.
The Kids Zone by Cedar Point Church is completely free to attendees, but parents are asked to watch their children while they enjoy the games and fun activities. There will be a bounce house, ‘gold’ mining and ‘calf’ roping in addition to the pony rides.
“Food Truck Thursday is such a fun event that brings the whole community together,” said Jessica Jackson, director of Claremore Main Street. “We have a great committee working on fun themes and booking the food trucks, entertainment and additional shopping options. It’s going to be a great year in downtown Claremore!”
Food Truck Thursday will run monthly on the final Thursday of the month. Upcoming dates are June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28 and October 26.
The monthly event is hosted by the Downtown Merchants Group and Claremore Main Street, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown district and reigniting the area as the social core of our community.
Food vendors interested in participating anytime this season should e-mail Jeannie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org while nonfood vendors who would like to set up a booth should email Sheila Giannelli at email@example.com.