Becoming a Festival Vendor – What You Need to Know

If you’re considering becoming a festival vendor, simply continue reading to discover whether or not becoming a festival vendor is a feasible option for your business.

4 questions to ask yourself before you decide to become a festival vendor:

1. How much will your stall set you back?

Before signing a contact to become a festival vendor, it’s important to consider whether you can realistically make a profit from your stall. Consider how many festival revelers are likely to attend the event and whether or not you’re likely to make a decent profit after factoring in your set up costs, such as the rental fee for your stall.

2. Will there be a demand for your products or services?

Think carefully about whether or not there is likely to be a demand for your products or services. As an example, if you plan on setting up a food stall at a music festival, you’re likely to have a queue of customers lining up to purchase your products.

However, it also pays to think about how much competition your stall is likely to have from vendors who plan to sell the same type of good or service. After all if there is likely to be vendors at the festival who are planning to sell similar products at a lower price point, you may want to consider looking for an alternative festival, to set up a stall.

3. There is a chance that you’ll have to comply with health and safety regulations

If you’re considering selling food or drink, you’ll have to ensure that your stall meets with local health and safety regulations. Many of which will deal with food preparation. Many festivals or cities will also require you to apply for a special food handler permit. Generally, a temporary food handler’s permit allows a vender to sell food at festival for 24-48 hours. If you’re unsure of how to obtain a permit, it’s well worth talking to the festival organizers, who’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

4. Will you be able to man your stall on your own or will you require assistance?

It may be well worth recruiting one of staff members, who’ll be able to help you serve you customers in an efficient, timely manner as if potential customers see that there’s a long queue, they may choose to take their business elsewhere. If you’re tempted to hire a temporary staff member, you may want to consider hiring a student, who has retail experience. As students are often looking for casual work.

If you still think that you can make a profit as a festival vendor, go ahead and fill out the necessary application forms!