Here's another thought. What if you only had 1 item, say PP sammies, but they were the best that anybody has ever tasted. The word got around the event & you had a line a mile long. How about having someone walking around the crowd with a plate of PP giving out samples & letting them know where they could get a PP sammie?
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SmokinAL - That is a good idea. I thought if I sold turkey legs I would give about 10 away for free and let people walk around with them
Mo - 3 weeks and counting I hope I am thinking wrong but I caluculated about 1200 lbs of butt... I hope I am way off
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Hope all is well with you and yours Buck. Let us know you're ok.
Sorry guy's I have not replied in a few day's. Trying to dig out of all this mess. You can never imagine in your wildest dreams what it is like here. We are OK and the trailer survived :) I did get a call and the festival has been cancelled this year, they will not have power for at least 2 weeks. I will try to send pics this weekend of some of the damage.
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Sounds like all good advice above....until I saw the pic of the rig I was thinking 'oh, no'. With only 4 vendors and that many people I think you might be mobbed from early on. The PP sounds like a good one, easy to slap together and wrap. Turkey legs sound like a lot of time in the fryer or smoker. FF's are easy and cheap. Chicken tenders can be purchased pre-cooked---drop in the fryer for a few minutes and you're good to go plus the Health Dept likes the fact they be cooked. With all you have planned sounds like you will need a lot of cooler space. My 2 cents...focus on one thing you wanna push, like your PP sammies, and have smoke wafting through the festival to tantalize. Some fries, cole slaw and a chicken tender for the kids if needed...lot less stress for your first time. Best of luck....