I have been working in a job that allows me to travel to several state fairs and rodeos. One thing I have noticed is that regardless of how big or small the event is from our perspective, the food vendors are ALWAYS killing it.
Just recently I was at the Nebraska state fair (one of our smaller venues) and I spoke to a woman who had a little 10X10 German roasted nut booth, and she said she typically does about $25K at that one event. This is pretty typical from my experience. Last year at the Oklahoma state fair (a MUCH larger event) a German nut vendor had already done $60K and there was still a week left. These are nut booths for goodness sake!
This has my wheels turning, as I have owned 2 restaurants in the past and am familiar with the basics as well as the state fair/rodeo circuit. I have been thinking seriously about doing a smoked meat trailer featuring pulled pork sandwiches, tacos, nachos and burgers (topped w/ pulled pork of course!) Interested to hear from anyone who does this type of this, or has credible information about anyone who does.