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Old 01-16-2015, 07:24 AM   #1
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Sturgis --- vendor advice needed!

Hey guys, we're taking a food truck to Sturgis.

I need some advice from those of you who have been there. Especially anyone else who's gone as a vendor.

Where to set up? Downtown? Spearfish? One of the campgrounds?

Wheres the GREATEST need for food and LEAST competition gonna be?

Need power, water, sewer hookups...or dump, got a generator

Key issue is RESUPPLY -- - we expect to sell out and need to go to Cisco/Shamrock to reload on produce, meats, etc.... cant be in a campground where we can't get a pickup truck of resupply in/out...

We're ALREADY planning on being open at 4:30 am for early risers needing coffee and breakfast burritos, especially OTHER VENDORS.

We're gonna do HEALTHY OPTIONS since biker demographic is 55+, 60+k in disposable income, and ALREADY HAD ONE HEART ATTACK... wraps, salads with sliced chicken, breakfast smoothies


Hep a brother out here.

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Old 01-16-2015, 08:34 AM   #2
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It's sounds to me like you have never even been there?

Start here:
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:04 PM   #3
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Hey, you'll make a fortune if you just... follow all the rules and get all your permits filed and inspections done ahead of time...You can't just drive a food truck to Sturgis and park it somewhere.

I'm sure the "red-tape" to become a new food vendor is as long as the ride out to the Black Hills.

Read all the information provided, that's the first step.

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Old 01-19-2015, 06:58 AM   #4
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I would contact the chamber of commerce regarding permits and locations. They should also have a list of all the camp grounds and vendor areas, contact them also. Good Luck.
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:52 PM   #5
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I would contact the chamber of commerce regarding permits and locations. They should also have a list of all the camp grounds and vendor areas, contact them also. Good Luck.
+1 and you don't just park someplace, you will get a ticket. Good luck
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:51 PM   #6
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Study the dirt roads... it's the fastest way around even when you travel miles out of your way. You can spend hours trying to get through on the main roads. Think trying to drive down bourbon street during Mardi Gras. If you are unsure, follow the beer trucks after a delivery to a campground like the Chip.

Very few people want coffee in the morning, make sure you have beer. Best booth was $1 hotdogs and beer from 4-8am. Then, after the hangover is gone, you want coffee. Then water because it's a million degrees, little shade and you are hungover or redrunk. Lots and lots of water.

There is somebody everywhere selling something so be as different and enticing as possible.

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