This is a 4 hour event I did and grossed $1,000.
At this event I sold Strawberry Lemonade, Tornado Potato and Egg rolls.
I decided to raise the price of the tornado potato to $5 because its labor intensive.
Price of lemonade is $3 for small and $5 for large.
Price of egg rolls is 2 for $3 and 4 for $5.
Product Breakdown Sales by percentage:
Tornado Potato 40%
Egg rolls 20%
Here are some pros and cons of doing a 4 hour event.
They don’t give you much time to set up and break down.
The event takes place from 4pm-8pm.
I arrived at 3pm to set up. Luckily with help I was able to open and sell by 4pm.
This particularly event takes only tickets.
That means those who wish to purchase food will have to go to the ticket booth and buy tickets.
At the end of the night you need to count all those tickets by hand yourself and let them know how much tickets you have so they can write you a check for the amount minus their commission.
I totally forgot that I needed to count those tickets and ended counting while other vendors were packing and getting ready to leave.
I didn’t get out of their til 9:30pm. Normally I would be out of there by 8:30ish.
I do like these kind of events because the time is compact and everyone will pretty much start eating around the same time.
Theres not a lot of idleness in terms of keeping busy. You get in setup sell and clean up and go home. Short and simple.
Normally I would sell out of my egg rolls and lemonade, for some reason I didn’t. I think its because there are more food vendors this year.
I was suppose to add corn dog also but pulled out at the last minute since they already allowed another vendor to sell corn dog too.
I’ll prolly add it back to the menu next year.
There are other factors that will affect your sale. The big one would be weather.
If its raining. You can pretty much kiss that days sale goodbye.
Another is how hot or cold the day of the event is. If its a really cold day and your selling lemonade. Your sales will drop dramatically as customer line up for hot food.