Our Story

In 2015 the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce brought to Texas the very first state-wide Texas Food Truck Showdown. In just five short months, the chamber created an experience that would soon become one of Waco’s signature events.

In the midst of subpar weather, the clouds broke on March 28 and allowed for an outstanding event. With an anticipated 5,000 people in attendance for the event and 20 food trucks secured from around the state to compete for The Texas Food Truck Champion title, this unique event far exceeded goals with 35 food trucks traveling to Waco, Texas from all over the state to compete while serving upwards of 15,000 people.

After an outpouring of support from the community, the City of Waco, sponsors and food trucks alike, the Greater Waco Chamber knew this event was here to stay. That enthusiasm brought back the showdown for the second year on April 2, 2016, with an expanded venue space, a pre-sale ticket option, live entertainment, up to 40 food trucks and more! And after a successful second, third, fourth and fifth years, The Texas Food Truck Showdown will be returning to downtown Waco each year in March!