The city of Rio Rancho hosted its inaugural Food Truck Fiesta Saturday at Cabezon Park.
Th event featured more than a dozen food trucks and drew a big crowd.
The Cabezon Community Center staff had an idea for an event to bring people together, and the Food Truck Fiesta was born.
“The idea of this event came from the Cabezon Community Center staff to bring the community together with something everyone loves — food,” Rio Rancho Communications Specialist Jaley Turpen said. “With the weather cooling down, staff thought it would be a good time to coordinate a new type of event.”
Lines snaked throughout the park as foodies waited for their tasty burgers, pizza, tacos, lemonade frozen treats, barbecue, hot dogs and sweets around noon Saturday.
“This is such a cool thing,” Rio Rancho resident Lester Aaron said. “We’re always looking for something to do on the weekends without going down the hill. This is perfect.”
That was exactly the plan for the city.
“I am very excited to add this event to the slate of activities citizens can enjoy in Rio Rancho,” Mayor Gregg Hull said. “Food trucks have become a major part of most of our events, and this stand-alone event, for the trucks, gives us the opportunity to showcase the vast variety of food options that are available.”