How to Cater For a School Summer Fair | Big Kahuna

How to Cater For a School Summer Fair

Catering For Summer Fair
Summer Fair Catering Ideas

Learn more about summer fair catering.

It’s that time of year again… Summer! The sun is out, ice cream vans make their appearance, and most of all, summer fairs arrive- tickets sell out fast, which is why it is important to have a variety of foods available for your potential customers!

Summer fairs are the most popular type of event throughout the year, this is because children are on their summer holidays, schools are out, education has paused for summer, families are looking for activities – and most of all, the sun is shining.

There is no better way to promote your business and get sales at the same time other than opening up a stall at a summer fair and selling food, whether it be for fun or fundraising.

Throughout this blog, we will be discussing how you can cater for a school summer fair, what type of stalls are best suited for you, and much more! For more information, read on.

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Fair Food Ideas

When it comes to selling food at a summer fair, it is important that you sell food that everyone enjoys. It is good to offer a variety of foods so that everyone has the option to choose something they like.

Summer fairs are a time for sugary and fatty foods – and yes we know that this isn’t the healthiest option, but what’s so bad about treating yourself every once in a while? I’m sure you deserve it! Now, don’t go anywhere as we are about to give you a few ideas of popular foods you can sell at a summer fair!


Ice Cream

I don’t know about you, but I believe that a summer fair is not complete without ice cream! Picture this, it’s a hot summer day and you are too warm, you don’t know what to do to cool down… but then you spot an ice cream stall!

You are guaranteed to attract customers on a hot day if you are selling ice cream. People will be getting hot and tired after exploring the fair all day, so what better way to cool down and relax other than treating yourself to ice cream?


Cold Drinks

Cold drinks such as lemonade, Coke, Fanta, water, fresh orange, and much more are extremely popular when selling drinks at a summer fair. What better way to hydrate other than grabbing a refreshing drink and relaxing?

Here at Big Kahuna, we feel that it is essential to sell drinks at your food stall as pretty much everyone will be feeling thirsty walking around the fair and in need of something to drink.


Hot Dogs/ BBQ

Hot dogs are a very popular dish for fairs as they are quick and easy to prepare and pretty much everyone loves them!

A BBQ is also a very popular dish as there is a variety of food that you can cook. From burgers to sausages, a BBQ is a great way to offer a range of food in a small time frame as you can cook different types of meat on the grill at once!



Now, come on – you can’t go wrong with pizza! Pizza is also a very popular dish for fairs and ideal for serving outdoors. Pair it with a cool beverage and you have yourself a perfect summer meal!

Although it’s summer, pizza is still a popular dish as it’s something everybody enjoys due to the variety of toppings available.

These are just a few of the many popular recipes you can sell at a summer fair, from cookies to churros and crepes the ideas are endless. So, hire one of our stalls today and begin your journey in growing your business and receiving sales!

How to Make Your Stall Stand Out?

When you are selling food at a stall, it is important to make your stall stand out. What makes your stall unique? Why should people attend your stall? We are going to go through the different ways that you can make your stall attract customers as well as stand out from the rest.

Firstly, you should consider the design of your stall. Does it correctly show what you are selling? Do you have your business’s name showing so people know who you are and what it is you are selling?

Get a menu for your stall – this will allow customers to understand what it is you are selling and will make it much easier for you. This is because you can list the prices and types of food you are selling at your stall.

Here at Big Kahuna, we offer a range of accessories available for you to hire. From wipeable menu boards to branded pavement signs and feather flags, we have it all. For more information on what accessories we offer make sure to click the link provided above.


Huts Available to Hire From Big Kahuna

Here at Big Kahuna, we have a variety of different stalls available to hire. From stalls, huts, gazebos, mobile bars, and kiosks we have it all. Our most popular huts for fairs or festivals are kiosks or stalls.


Our kiosks are perfect for summer fairs. We offer our food kiosks in a range of sizes from 3m x 2m, 4m x 2m, and 6m x 2m. Our kiosks not only offer flexibility and convenience, but they also help assist with the growth of a successful business.

Kiosks allow you to increase your sales opportunities as well as allowing you to reach out to potential customers. The kiosks we offer look unique and professional which will allow more customers to come over to your store.



If you are wanting to make crepes at a summer fair, then our food trailer is your best option. It is just as versatile as our huts and has been used with crepe machines and BBQs. They come in three different sizes starting at 3m up to 5m.

Our trailers can be connected to cars, trucks, and caravans, allowing for the easy transport of the trailer. This is ideal for fairs as you can drive your trailer to and from the fair hassle-free!

For more information about the different types of huts, we have available make sure to check out our ‘equipment to hire section’ on our website.

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