It has been said here time and time again, know what you can gross in a day at max output, regardless of attendance, you can only produce so much product in a day.
Let's say you can make 30 smoothies an hr at $5 each, x's 8hr day. That's only $1200....and that's IF you were busy the entire time.
Less your product cost, labor, entry fee, and whatever other overhead your paying for... I only see a net of about 12-1500 for the weekend... not worth it to me.
I'm doing an event this weekend, THEY CAME TO ME, vendor fee is $300, told them I would not pay that much, got them down to $150.
It's 8hrs, about 1500 people, one other "real food vendor", and a few people selling popcorn and stuff like that.
I'm still leery of paying $150, after food, labor, propane, generator gas, ins, taxes, and my other fixed costs, I hope to walk with a few hundred.
This spot is literaly around the corner from my regular location, it will take longer to get the trailer ready to move that it will to drive to location.
If I had to travel, forget it.
<message edited by chefbuba on Wed, 08/24/11 6:37 PM>