Tampa, Florida -- This Saturday, Aug. 31, Mayor Bob Buckhorn will ring the "official dinner bell" at Encore to kick off the World's Largest Food Truck Rally featuring more than 85 food trucks.
With 40-plus acres spanning 12 city blocks, Encore Tampa is a prime location for such an event. The newest emerging neighborhood district has a history where legendary musicians including Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and others performed, but also to a mouth-watering food heritage. During the hey day of Central Avenue, many famous eateries lined the streets where the food truck rally will take place and most notably, this is the birthplace of lemon meringue cake pie.
The event will begin at Encore in downtown Tampa from 8:45 - 9:15 a.m. and will then caravan from Encore to the Florida State Fairgrounds where the party will continue from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
In addition to enough food to satisfy anyone's tastes, the Rally will feature live music from more than 15 bands.
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