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Fun Foods for Fall Festivities


For concession foods, it’s time to think beyond the summer season! Fall is for haunted houses, pumpkin patches, apple orchards and fall festivals. These locations can add to their guests’ experience with tasty treats. Plus, they’ll enjoy a harvest of profits of 70-80%! Here are some quick tips that explain how to maximize food sales at these venues.

  1. The Name Game – Have fun with your food names! It will add to the experience when you’re offering Spooky Fruity Popcorn or Zombie Nachos. Make it your own signature item that your visitors will tell their friends about.
  2. Fall Flavors – Your guests wait all year to get their favorite fall flavors! Caramel apples are a classic treat that’s easy to make. There’s a Fall Spice cotton candy flavor that’s truly unique. Or make your own recipe like pumpkin funnel cakes with cream cheese icing.
  3. Get the Kids Involved – If you’re keeping the kids happy, mom and dad are more likely to stay to enjoy the food and fun. Face painting can be one simple way to add more to the experience. Or connect food and crafts by having a station where children decorate their own caramel apple. Another option to keep the crowds entertained is to hold a raffle for door prizes at select times throughout the day.
  4. Specials Will Sell – The majority of concession foods are low cost, giving you great flexibility in pricing. Offer coupons, which can be printed on entry tickets or maps, giving your concession stand greater visibility. Or you may give discounts at a certain time of day, such as closing.
  5. A Pop of Color – Treat your guests to a visual feast when you color your popcorn for the season. Make it orange and black for Halloween. Or try a flavor like green apple and give it a slime-themed name. Sell in tins or other packaging that can be used for parties.

At Gold Medal, every season is concession season! We’ve helped all kinds of businesses discover the best profit makers. Let us answer your questions. We can be reached via email at [email protected]or call 1-800-543-0862.