An Inside Guide To Rock Hill Events at The Mercantile

Rock Hill Events At The Mercantile

With the goal of re-imagining our common spaces for the greater good of our community by way of Rock Hill, The Mercantile holds family and dog-friendly, local events in Rock Hill. In our continued effort to make Rock Hill a great place to live and to support of Only in Old Town, The Mercantile holds two reoccurring Rock Hill events. These two events include our quarterly Second Saturday Vendor Pop Up and the monthly First Friday Food Truck event

In our Inside Guide to Rock Hill Events at The Mercantile, you can read more about our Second Saturday Vendor Pop Ups and Food Truck Rock Hill events as well as our upcoming Anti-Bullying Drag Race & Show fundraiser. For more information about our other community events, visit The Mercantile’s event page.



There is one thing all of the food trucks at The Mercantile have in common and it’s that each of them serves some of the best local food in Rock Hill. You can’t go wrong with any of these Rock Hill food trucks. As an effort to support Only In Old Town & Visit York County placemaking initiatives, Warehouses on White hosts First Friday Food Trucks every first Friday from 6:00 PM-10:00 PM. The next First Friday Food Trucks event is March 6, 2020, at 6:00 PM. For more information on our First Friday Food Truck event, read our Inside Guide to First Friday Food Trucks.

First Friday Food Trucks: Rock Hill Food Trucks

Eat from a selection of Rock Hill food trucks each month at First Friday Food Trucks. Here is our list for our 3/6/2020 First Friday Food Trucks event at the Warehouses on White. For more information on the Food Trucks we have at our Rock Hill events, read our Inside Guide to Food Trucks.

Cousins Maine Lobster

Cousins Maine Lobster serves the best lobster in the world: Wild caught, sustainably harvested, 100% premium lobster from Maine. We use traditional New England style split top rolls, shipped from Maine, whose flat sides are perfect for buttering and grilling. What’s Maine lobster without a roll from Maine? Taste the best Maine Lobster has to offer with our claw and knuckle Maine lobster meat — the choicest, sweetest and most tender parts of the lobster.

Cibi Cibi

Globally influenced and seasonally inspired fare. Find CibiCibi outside of The Mercantile on Thursdays from 11 AM-2 PM.

My Sausage Buddy

The goal of MySausageBuddy is to bring a European street food flair to Charlotte. Owners/Operators Jan and Danielle Lemerman both with European roots- Jan born and raised in Czech Republic and Danielle born in to an Italian American family grew up eating sausage. 

Ninety’s Ice Cream & Sandwiches

We are a family owned dessert shop and mobile food truck based out of Charlotte. Our expertise is creating some of the most unique dessert creations. We took inspiration from our childhood to create a unique dessert experience, all of which are Instagram worthy.

The Latin Twist Cafe

The Latin Twist Cafe is a family-owned food truck based in Lenoir, NC. Bringing the best of the Caribbean to the Carolinas with their cooking of Puerto Rico’s best dishes that will guarantee you lick your fingers! With more than 50 years of cooking experience, there is no doubt that Ana is one of the best chefs in town!

SkyView 22

Skyview 22 Food Truck is serving grandma’s down-home-cooking’ on the go, which is more than a good enough reason to hit the pavement in Charlotte, NC. That’s where you’ll find ’em, and where you’ll get one of the best meals you’ve had in your life.

First Friday Food Trucks: Drink, Music, and Shopping

Grab a beer or a glass of wine from Dust Off Brewing Co. If you’re not in the mood for alcohol, Knowledge Perk serves a variety of coffee brews and lattes, and The Mercantile always has sodas in stock, as well as non-alcoholic beer from Wellbeing Brewery.

There is always live music playing at our First Friday Food Truck Events. Keep an eye out to see which local musician will be playing at the next event.

Don’t forget to shop at The Mercantile during First Friday Food Trucks! Grab a drink and come shop while you enjoy live music and delicious food.

Read our First Friday Food Truck Event page for detailed information on event parking and more.


The mission of The Mercantile’s Second Saturday Pop Up is to bring our community together to support local artisans through quarterly pop-ups at the Warehouses on White. From 11AM-4PM, our Second Saturday Pop Up gives you the opportunity to find unique gifts and support local artisans, all with a delicious coffee from Knowledge Perk.

Join us Saturday, March 14th for our next Second Saturday Vendor Pop Up at the Warehouses on White! It is your one-stop-shop for unique gifts, vendors, and local fun.

Second Saturday Pop Up: Music, Food & Snacks

During our Second Saturday Pop Up we have live music, food trucks, and sometimes we’ll have a special appearance from King of Pops. To stay updated on details about our food trucks and musicians at our events, visit our events page.

Second Saturday Pop Up: Retail Vendors

Shop from a selection of ten local vendors, including:

Be Rooted Boutique

Craftsman Syrups

Jodi Geater

Erin’s Granola

Ellison James

Lola Clay Collective

Mother’s Homemade

Nina’s Olivar

Side Hustle Wood Co.

White Wolf Rubs

Second Saturday Pop Up: Event Dates

Visit our individual event pages for each date for more detailed information on food, music, and vendors.





Second Saturday Pop Up: Apply to be a Vendor

All startup businesses and artists are invited to apply today. Please note that at this time the 2nd Saturday event is not open to MLM businesses nor businesses without a city business license. Vendors, apply today.


Join us Saturday, 2/29/2020, in support of International Anti-Bullying Day at out Anti Bullying Drag Race and Show. This free event will have local business leaders, fellow community members, and Drag Queens putting on their best high heels to run around the block and perform in an effort to end bullying. Come out and show your support by enjoying a fun evening for the whole family.

Anti-Bullying Drag Race & Show: Schedule

Check-In, Donations, Registration: 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Participants must arrive dressed up in costume with 2″+ heels to run in the Drag Race. Your $5.00 entry fee goes directly to Time Out Youth. Click here to register for the race:

Check-in and get your official Drag Race number, take your picture and convince as many donors to support you as possible before the race starts at 4:00 PM.

Drag Race: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Those not participating in the race can place donation-bets on your favorite Drag Queen during registration from 3:00 PM-3:30 PM before the Drag Race which starts at 4:00 PM — all proceeds benefit Time Out Youth.

Cocktail Hour:5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

Join the Drag Queens after the race for a cocktail hour.

Drag Show: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Encourage our Drag Queens during the show starting at 6:00 PM by donating money to Time Out Youth! Join the Drag Queens for the Drag Show lip sync battle like no other featuring 2019 Entertainer of the year “Buff Faye” and Miss Charlotte Pride “Kristin Collins”.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place winners totaling $500. Fun for the whole family.

Anti-Bullying Drag Race & Show: Drag Queens

Club One Star Search winner Carman iCandy

National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2020 Malayia Chanel Iman

 Miss Gay North Carolina America in 2004 DeVida

National Entertainer of the Year Buffe Faye

Mrs. Charlotte Pride Kristin Collins

Anti-Bullying Drag Race & Show: Guest Speakers

Dr. Marinn Pierce

Rodney Tucker 

Coach Adam Rainey 

Helena Miller

Anti-Bullying Drag Race & Show: Food Trucks

Dan Good Que 4-10

North Carolina cooking at its finest. Eastern-style barbecue prepared daily with hand-crafted sauces inspired by cities throughout the state. Serve a variety of southern style comfort foods. From slow cooked pork tenderloin to green bean casserole, baked beans and more. In true southern fashion, Dan Good Que offers mac and cheese straight from Great Grandma’s original recipe. Along with a few other recipes shared by family and friends that are cherished at their famous cookouts.

The Latin Twist Cafe 11-3

A family-owned food truck based in Lenoir, NC. Bringing the best of the Caribbean to the Carolinas with their cooking of Puerto Rico’s best dishes that will guarantee you lick your fingers!