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SXSW Cancels Annual SouthBites Trailer Park

But there will still be many mobile eateries around the festival, since, you know, Austin

SXSW SouthBites in 2016
SXSW SouthBites in 2016
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

South by Southwest is coming up super soon, and there’s one major change happening to the interactive/film/music festival this year: the annual SouthBites Trailer Park won’t be around.

The SXSW team confirmed this, citing that there are many food trucks and restaurants within the vicinity of the now-former food truck court’s location at Driskill and Rainey streets in downtown Austin, with probably more to come during the festival itself.

The SouthBites trailer park usually brought together several Austin food trucks, as well as out-of-town ones. Of the latter, there had been places like cultishly beloved DC ramen shop Toki Underground partnering with Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen, frozen sweets sensation Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Charleston truck Roti Rolls, Portland ice cream shop Salt & Straw, and Indian-Southern food truck Ghost & Grits from New York

Then there were familiar Austin names like Noble Sandwich Co., Kerlin BBQ, Veracruz All Natural, Chi’Lantro, and others. Last year was the first time there was an entire coffee section as well as a retail area/marketplace.

SXSW first launched the SouthBites trailer park back in 2013.

Keep an eye out for Eater Austin’s complete guides to SXSW, including the best places to eat and drink and find tacos around the main festival hub.