2021 Evansville BBQ Festival - Vendor/Team Registration
Thank you for your interests in the 2nd annual Evansville BBQ Festival happening Saturday, August 21st at Robert's Park in Evansville, Indiana. We anticipate this to be our biggest year!
Please fill out the form and fill in all required boxes for consideration. After you register and are confirmed, you will receive an invoice to the email you provided.
Competition will be sanctioned by Kentuckiana BBQ Pit Masters with team entry fee to include:
4 Tickets to the VIP Opening ceremony to be held Friday, August 20th 5pm-9pm.
People's Choice Pulled Pork [2-3 pork butts provided] and to begin Saturday 12pm
Kentuckiana Pit masters Sanctioned Best Rib and steak to begin 4pm
Total Prize Money $1400 with trophies and plaque awards
Team or Business Name
Social Media Links
Vendor & Team Opportunities [must be paid in full to be confirmed]
$200 Competition Team only up to 10x30 ft - Includes 4 tickets to VIP opening party
$300 Competition Team + Vending to General Public up to 10x30 ft - Includes 4 tickets to VIP opening party
$150 BBQ or Dessert Vendor up to 10x30
$150 Non-food Vendor 10x10 [add $75 for 10x20]
VENDOR ADD ON $300 - Radio Feature - Get ahead of the competition with a mention in all paid radio commercial and bold listing on event map.
$500 General Sponsor 10x20 includes logo on stage signage, logo on website and printed material +plus 4 VIP tickets to VIP BBQ opening night event Friday, August 20th 5-9pm
Type of vendor or team
Which Backyard Competition will you like to sign up for?
Pulled Pork - People's Choice [Pork butts provided]
Brisket - Sanctioned Judging
Ribs - Sanctioned Judging
Steak - Sanctioned Judging
Not a competition team
Amount of feet needed for Tent, Trailer or Food Truck Need
I understand that I need a daily or annual permit from the Vanderburgh County Health Department to sell to the general public.
BBQ & Food Sales - VOUCHER ONLY EVENT 80/20 (Food/Beverage Sales Only)
I agree to accept ONLY vouchers for all food and beverage sales. Vouchers will be paid at 80% and paid at close of event. I understand that if I am found to sell food or beverages for cash that I could forfeit all voucher payments.
Not Applicable - Competition Team or Non-food vendor
Why Food Vouchers? [important to understand]
Festival vouchers make it fun and exciting for the attendees, provides additional branding opportunities for sponsors, pushes the attendees to spend more and MOST IMPORTANTLY helps keep the costs down for vendor entry fees.
The 2021 Evansville BBQ Festival will cost us somewhere north of $30,000 to organize. Our major costs will include 10 billboards around the area, a large radio and social media promotion with radio remotes live at the event, permitting, insurance, 5 bands (many from out of town), event staff, event cleanup, staging, sound, tent and equipment rental and so much more. It takes everything to ensure we have several thousand attendees to ensure each food and beverage vendor will want to return next year. We take 100% of the risk and most of our budgets are spent way before the event day.
We completely understand our food and beverage vendors add value to the event, and we'd prefer to keep the entry costs affordable and share in a small percentage of the success (usually 25% of food revenue). If you're new to this concept, it's not new at all. In fact, if you were offered the opportunity to be a vendor inside the Ford Center you would have a rental fee and be required to pay 40-50% of all food and beverage revenue and 35% inside the Old National Events Plaza. This is why fountain drinks are $6 and hotdogs $8 at concerts and sporting events. Please do not be discouraged---We can help you create a unique menu for the festival that will create more value for the customers and help you receive what you need to make.
We believe these large-scale festivals create a significant impact in our community as many attendees travel from out of town. They stimulate tourism, small business, gas stations, hotels, and develop more fun things for the community to do. We organize just 4-5 festivals a year. These festivals bring food trucks, restaurants, caterers tremendous exposure and branding followed with high revenue catering requests.
Water - FREE [up to 300 galloons availbale]
Electric - $65 [only 8 spots available]
I will bring my own generator
Vanderburgh County Health Department - Permitting (Please select which applies)
Annual Permit - no additional fee with Vanderburgh County Health Department
Temporary Permit - daily permits available for $10 payable to the Vanderburgh County Health Department. Inspection required.
Not Applicable - Non-Food Vendor
Payment Method - we will arrange in the coming day(s)
Special Requests or Needs
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