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Old 09-12-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Join Date: 08-04-09
Location: Avon, IN
Default First festival vend... how much to prepare?

We have done road side vending, but at the end of the month will be our first festival vend. I am needing some help on how much I should prepare.

This is the first year for the festival. It is 2 days. On Friday, it is from 4:00 - 10:00 and on Saturday 11:00-10:00.

This is the first year for the festival (good size town) and there is a parade, car show, live music, and carnival rides. There is one other BBQ vendor (not happy because I was the only one when I signed up) but I was told he will be set up at the other end of the festival.

I can't give numbers on how many people they are expecting, because this is the first year for it. Yes, there will be other food vendors there, but I don't think there will be TOO many of them.

My menu will be Pulled Pork Sammies, Brisket Sammies, Ribs, and MOINK Balls. Sides are simple... bags of chips and cans of soda.

So with the information given.... and all the "unknown factors"... how much do you think I should precook/prepare?

Dinner on Friday, then lunch and dinner on Saturday.

I was thinking like 10 pork butts, 4 briskets, 3 cases of ribs, and 300 MOINK Balls (100 servings.)

Should I add more of one and less of another? Your thoughts? Do I need more pork butts and briskets?

The event is put on the by cities chamber of commerce.

The city it is in has probably 28,000, there are three very close towns in the same county that have 13,000, 22,000, and 3,000 people. 2010 census showed over 145,000 for the county the festival will be held in....All within probably 20-30 minutes of the festival.

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