Why cook? Instead, support local small businesses and visit a food truck. On Saturday July 10, Festival of Food Trucks in Downtown Mooresville was the place to be. Both Main Street and Broad Street were blocked off between Center Avenue and Moore Avenue. They were lined with 15 food trucks to satisfy anyone’s desire. This was the second of five scheduled events in 2021 (see future dates below).

dialUp Radio played familiar tunes throughout the evening

Fabulous weather plus fantastic music 

The weather was perfect for the occasion with puffy, white clouds and a gentle breeze to keep everyone cool enough to enjoy the evening. In addition, there was live music from dialUp Radio playing songs we all know and love.





Lots of laughter, chatter, dining, and shopping

People shopped in the stores, gathered in clusters with their folding chairs to chat and dine, played countless games of corn hole on the sidewalk, and savored treats from Mooresville Ice Cream. It felt as if the entire town came out to enjoy the evening. The lines were long but the people were patient – grateful to be engaging with each other.

Downtown Mooresville has a wide variety of stores and boutiques. Sue’s Soap, Wagamuffin, NY Cyn Tucci’s Bakery, and Paige Turner Books & Boutique pictured above.

This is a wonderful way to support small, local businesses and also hang out with family and friends.


The restaurants also benefited

The food trucks were not the only eateries to benefit from this event; restaurants were crowded too, including Big Tiny’s BBQ, which boasted of long lines that moved quickly. At Big Tiny’s the customers were greeted with air conditioning and the music of Stan Clardy, a soloist whose smooth voice and familiar songs transported you back in time.


Stan Clardy’s soulful voice entertains patrons at Big Tiny’s BBQ.



A fan favorite: Lobster Dogs

Although all of the food trucks had long lines, there was one truck that still had an extended line even though the event was officially over:  Lobster Dogs-Food Truck. The trucks were POPULAR and BUSY throughout the evening.

Festival of Food Trucks is a great way to support Mooresville’s small businesses.


Save the dates for the next 3 festivals

If you missed this popular event – don’t worry! There are three more scheduled.

August 7th, September 4th, and October 2nd — 5:30 to 8:00 

Mark your calendar. Trust me! You will not be disappointed.





Photos courtesy of Tesa Jones.


Tesa Jones is a graduate of Elon College, now Elon University, a mother of two, a grandmother of five, and she currently resides in Mooresville with her husband. She is a published author, an avid blogger, and a passionate photographer. Learn more about Tesa Jones at www.booksbytesajones.com/book and contact her via:










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