He ain’t the only one….
He needs help!
What are you doing this weekend?
I have a good friend in Westminster, but I doubt he wants to do any type of manual labor.
He would rather drink Long Islands and sit on his deck ……
His wife is outta town, and he is slacking off until she gets home.
OK. This weekend I have a one evening fundraiser gig with a car show, kids climbing wall, and a light show. They expect 500 ppl or more and I am the only vendor for all food, all drinks, and shaved ice. I only need one other person to help me! It is close to home, too!
Good for you…
Too bad about the weather though…
But it seems in spite of the weather, you did alright..
Good luck in your further ventures..
We will love to see more of them here on Roadfood.
My van broke down (for good) the day before the festival so we had to rent a truck to get there, plus the expense of a hitch. We didn’t actually know the car was broken for good until that morning, so we got a really late start. We finally got set up, then the rain came and the first evening was cancelled. Almost no sales. The next day was nice, but not nice enough for the shaved ice to sell much. We rocked on everything else ’til it was over at 6pm. 250 giant brats, 300 dogs, 100 Polish and 80 pork sands–BBQ doc, thanks again– people LOVED the pork sands, but giving samples and having the loin out for the crowds to see was critical. Overall dissappointing, but the weather can’t be helped. It was fun to see the faces of the other vendors when I left with my rented pickup truck with just a hot dog cart. lol. Some of these people had really elaborate set-ups and lots of trailers, and huge smokers. And lots of people helping(and getting paid).
I am going to do my first multi-day event at a major festival August 25 and 26. I am doing the smoked pork loin you taught me Jack, as well as my giant brats spicy links, and beef dogs. I figure I will have one hot loin at all times ready to slice facing towards the crowd to get the attention. I will let everyone know how it went. Big B
mmmmm, Bologna on a tick, mmmmmm. What a concept. Do you have any pictures?
Bologna on a TICK?..[;)][;)][;)]
Now, that is a picture I wanna see…….
Blizzradstormus-sorry, no cream puff for me at the WIsconsin fair.I didnt want to wait a half hour![:I]
[:p]Yes,Cornorstone Church is part of Cornerstone Church Ministries as far as I know,thanks.
Dr of BBQ
HollyDolly asked what’s the Cornerstone Festival?
Holly it started as a strictly religious music festival but over the last 15 years has included all most all of the music young people like, with the exception of those songs with suggestive lyrics. It became a gathering place for record labels to listen to and view new young artist at some point. This year s event had 250 bands many of which weren’t on the big stage so they brought or rented tents 20 x 40 and set up somewhere on the 650 acre site and played 3 shows or more each day. Big signs on the entrance read No Booze-No Drugs. They had 20,000 young people that camped on site and of course ate vendor s food or cooked in the camping area. The web site is http://www.cornerstonefestival.com. It’s as they call it a week of challenging music, seminars, and art. Many prayer tents, locations for meditation, the arts, Volleyball Tournaments, Basketball Tournaments, Swimming, Fishing, 5K Race, Soccer Tournaments, Midway Amusements, Skate park Contests put on by the Skateboard Ministry. It s all about religion but not one specific religion. As the head of Cornerstone put it to me Jesus is here if you find him that’s great. Truly an amazing event, bands played from 8:00 AM until 3:00 AM daily, no fights no problems, no drugs, and no booze, and I never saw any security. I was totally blown away by the great behavior of those in attendance. I was the only new vendor in 13 years and I will go back next year. Cornerstone Church could be a part of the Cornerstone Church Ministry I don’t know. But this event renewed my faith in young people.
I should think a tick on bologna would be easier to carry around at any rate.
mmmmm, Bologna on a Stick, mmmmmm. What a concept. Do you have any pictures?[:I][:I][:I][:I]
I went to the Ohio State fair a couple of weeks ago and there were not many chain vendors there but I did notice a Subway stand that was doing a pretty brisk business. Myself, I went with some ribs and an "Other" burger from the pork stand. We also tried the deep fried cookie dough which was not bad.
I just spent 2 days a the granddaddy of state fairs, the Iowa State Fair.
I don’t recall any fast food franchises there. My observations:
It is my responsibility & pleasure to seek out the real Roadfood at a fair. I gravitate to any food stand which is sponsored by Food Producers. I MUST have a pork chop on a stick (Iowa Pork Producers). This year I tried out the double-double lamb burger at the Iowa Sheep Producers booth.
Church groups are my second choice for food. Kindly little old ladies wait on me, the food is delicious, AND is usually cheaper the regular food stands.
I look for food booths which specialize in unique foods from well-known food specialists or communities. I ate bologna on a stick from Pella (Dutch country) and ice cream from Blue Bunny and Andersen Ericksen.
Look for samples. The Iowa State Fair features a number of Iowa companies which hand out their products. I tasted a fantastic Peach Mango Habanero Jam from Kramer’s Specialty Foods from Camanche, IA.
Before I decide on a particular food item, I spend a few minutes watching the staff prepare the food. Iowa is known for pork loin sandwiches but I will not eat one at the fair. Mass-produced & frozen as far as I could tell.
Annpeeples, did you have a cream puff at the Wisconsin State Fair?
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