5 Essential Items You Need When Vending Outside

5 Essential Items You Need When Vending Outside

Summer is an amazing time for outdoor events, and vending at these events can be a fantastic opportunity to connect with customers and showcase your products. However, to ensure a smooth and successful experience, it's important to be well-prepared. Here are five essential items you need when vending outside:

1. Tent Weights

Your tent is your home base for the event, and you need it to be secure. Tent weights are crucial to prevent your tent from blowing away in the wind. Whether you use sandbags, water weights, or specially designed tent weights, make sure your tent is firmly anchored.

2. Lights

If your event extends into the evening, having adequate lighting is essential. String lights or battery-operated LED lights can create a welcoming atmosphere and ensure that your booth remains visible and inviting as the sun goes down.

3. Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is key, especially during hot summer events. Bring plenty of water for yourself and your team to avoid dehydration. A cooler with ice can keep your drinks cold and refreshing throughout the day.

4. Two Power Banks

Keeping your devices charged is crucial. Bring two power banks – one for your phone and one for your point-of-sale (POS) device. This ensures you can stay connected and continue processing sales without interruption.

5. Bug Spray and First Aid Kit

Outdoor events often come with unwanted guests: bugs. Bug spray is a must to keep mosquitoes and other pests at bay. Additionally, a well-stocked first aid kit with band-aids, aspirin, bug spray, and sunscreen can help you handle any minor emergencies that arise.

Bonus: The Big Pink Tent

Look for our big pink tent at events all summer! It's our signature setup, and we’d love for you to stop by and say hello. Catch us on July 14th at Sundays on State Street, where we will be vending for the first time. Let us know about events you'd like to see us at next.

What's One Thing You Can't Do Without?

We’d love to hear from you! What is one thing you can't do without when vending outdoors? Share your must-have item in the comments below.


Vending at outdoor events can be a rewarding experience with the right preparation. By ensuring you have these five essentials – tent weights, lights, plenty of water, power banks, and bug spray with a first aid kit – you'll be ready to take on any summer event with confidence.

Catch us vending all summer, and don’t hesitate to let us know about events you’d like to see us at next. Happy vending!

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