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foodLetter Logo 2023_.pngLet’s talk about something everybody loves, FOOD. Everybody loves food, and to go even further, everybody loves street food.

In fact, street food has been such an important part of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, we want to celebrate street food and give it the recognition it deserves. 

How can I compete? 

Simple enough. Vendors can register when they are applying for their vending license or download the registration at the bottom of the page. 

What do the winners receive? 

All entries will receive a listing on the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ website to let people know that you have entered the contest.  The People’s Choice and the “Best of the Best” winner will receive a banner that they can place on their tent or trailer to showcase they were the Champions of the Sturgis Street Food Throw Down awards as well as a voucher good for next year’s Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ vending permit, valued at $1500.  Both the People’s Choice and the “Best of the Best” winner will receive a listing on the official Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ website for a full year.  

2018 Competitors


Sacora Station

Dang Brother Pizza

Big Red BBQ

BT Express

Franks Greek Delights

Kavelak Baileys

Ball Park BBQ

TITO Enterprises, LLC

Rolling Roaster Inc.

Island Noodles

Golden Gate Foods

Porkys II

Black Hills Chislic Company

James Family Concessions


Cruising Cones

Eddie's Tacos

Good Stuffed Burger

Sweeto Burrito

Gouda Q., LLC

International Foods Concessions

Pomodoro Fresh Italian

Big Dog Concessions


1020 Junction Ave

1020 Lazelle St.

1100 Main St.

1219 Main St.

1219 Main St.

1304 Main St.

1304 Main St.

1304 Main St.

1304 Main St.

1304 Main St.

1325 Main St.

1337 Main St.

1407 Main St.

1407 Main St.

1407 Main St.

1407 Main St.

1544 Lazelle St.

1544 Lazelle St.

888 Junction Ave.

924 Main St.

970 Main St.

970 Main St.

999 Main St.


Contest Rules

  1. Entries are limited to first (60) sixty food vendors to register.  The winner of the contest will be featured on the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram the day following the contest to feature their signature dish presented at the contest.
  2. Entry form must be received by 4:00 pm, Friday, August 2, 2019.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, August 4, at noon on the Harley-Davidson Rally Point Stage.  
  3. Teams are responsible for bringing their own cooking equipment, fire extinguisher, truck, ingredients, utensils and serving dishes. All ingredients for cooking will be supplied by the team. All dishes must be cooked during the six days of the contest. Contestants may compete from a booth or food truck. (No Restaurants) Proof of Sturgis City vending license must be in sight.
  4. Judges will purchase the truck's signature dish during the contest time frame. Signature dish may be a main dish, side dish, desert, cake or beverage. (Signature dishes must be a dish served to the general public during the rally.)
  5. Judging will be based on overall appearance of the space, visual appeal of dish (20%), texture (30%), taste and aroma (50%). Judges decisions are final.

Download the Official Entry Form Here