4/28: Rollin’ on the River Food Truck Rodeo

The inaugural Rollin’ on the River Food Truck Rodeo is just one of many activities planned for April 28 in Radford. Over 25 food trucks are scheduled to serve specialty food and treats in Radford’s waterfront Bisset Park. The event is being sponsored by Thai This Express, the Radford Chamber of Commerce, Radford University Athletics and the Radford Visitor’s Center.

The Rollin’ on the River Food Truck Rodeo will take place immediately following the second annual Highlander Half Marathon and 5K. Registration information is available at https://runsignup.com/highlanderhalf_5k. The second annual Highlander Pride Weekend is scheduled for April 26-28 and will include the Red and White Gala, the Highlander Open Golf Tournament and the Highlander Half Marathon and 5K. All proceeds will go towards the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.

Other scheduled activities for the day include live music, a ‘cow pie bingo’ fundraiser to benefit the Radford Public Schools, the New River Lucky (rubber) Duck Race to benefit the Noon Rotary Community Outreach programs, children’s activities and more.

The scheduled line-up for the day is:

8AM Highlander Half Marathon
9:30AM Highlander 5K
11AM Food Truck Rodeo opens
12PM Fritz Schindler Band
1PM Chas & Bill
2PM Joey Nevada Band
2PM RCPS Dog Show
4PM Jared Stout Band
4PM Cow Pie Bingo
5PM Taylor Kent
5PM New River Lucky (rubber) Duck Race
6PM Electric Woodshed

Radford Transit will offer free shuttles from 11AM-7PM from Radford University’s Lot Z and guests are encouraged to use the shuttles to avoid parking congestion. Lot Z is located adjacent to the RU Dedmon Center athletic facility at 101 University Drive.

Situated along the banks of the New River, attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the entire day in Bisset Park. According to Deb Cooney, Radford tourism director, Radford is thrilled to host the full day of family fun which will showcase some of the wonderful culinary and outdoor recreation opportunities in Radford including multiuse trails, fishing, ‘tubing and other river recreation.

Bisset Park is located at 23 Berkley Williams Drive in Radford. Event information is available at VisitRadford.com or you can find the event on Facebook.