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this is an old thread I cam across so maybe it is old news, but as spring is aproaching it may be time to revisit it.
we are all, of course free to make our own decisions. but I have extensive experience with carnivaks , fairs etc.
east of the mississippi. from main to florida, I have seen only one hot dog cart on the midway, that was in fort myers florida, it lasted 3 days before the cart equipment tables and chairs all belonged to the carnival owner as payment for rent , past do. for those who have done it sicessfully with a cart, my hats off to you. But my advise is don,t even think about it, move on to smaller events, craft shows for community festivals with out a midway, the midway draws many negatives, the enspection is many times more intense and often, the compitition is, a killer. and the volume, is just not capable of overiding the expences, if you are going to try this, make sure you know all the hidden expences. i.e. tipping (bribes) electricity, trash, camping, electricity, and trash for camping , and on and on and on. I wrote about this extensivly in the book.