All I perfer to do is work the events, We chose to work a winter location to keep the help from having to find winter jobs but if it weren’t for that I would do nothing during the winter. IMHO Events are the only way to go but the key is finding the right ones and normally it takes 3 to 5 years to build a solid route.
When we do events, sometimes there is a flat fee (maybe $150.00) or between 10-20 percent of gross. I would not give 50%.
Shelly & others
Everyone seems to be pointing out the downside of events……. guess that is human nature 🙂
But if the stars line up right and the location is good………..At the last event I made a net profit in 2 days that was more than I made at the Home Depot location in 6 months.
That is why I am leaving the HD location in 3 weeks.
In Florida I’ve come across vendor fees from $0 – $5,000 and 15% – 30% of gross.
High vendor fees plus a high admission price is a formula for disaster. Too many vendors is a formula for disaster if you don’t have a great location.
I have an annual event (37+ years) they are charging the vendors 50% the the vendor’s gross. The crowd is about 80,000 for a one event.
Those are rought aren’t they. Been there before
I just worked a Bluesfest where average attendance is 150,00 in three days.Usaully I won’t do an event where I can not sell drinks.I made an exception for this event.The fee was $600.You live and learn I don’t believe and food vendor at this event broke even.I attribute this to 1 factor ticket price last year:$15 this year $25.It was the slowest 3 days of my life.We quit 8 hrs early to watch the show.
Great Points Ronnie I won’t work an event if I can’t sell drinks
The event fees range from a small town 200.00 up to a large event 5000.00.
These are based on the projected attendence or the advance ticket sales.
Your sales will vary at every event – rainy weather, the coordinator allowed several vendors to sell the same food item, location of your booth – these all are factors that determine your sales.
When you call a coordinator about an event make sure to ask the following 1. Projected attendence or previous years, 2.number of food vendors, 3.number of food vendors serving the food item you want, 4.booths locations available, 5.drinks allowed to be sold?
I need to ask this question…. What is the average cost you pay to do an event? (street fair, festival) I have no idea what i should expect to pay and what should you expect to make? I would only do dogs and burgers. (if possible.) I have no idea how this works.
avergage price per event
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