Saturday in the Park, food vendors prepare for celebrations | latest news

Sioux City – On Saturday in the park, food vendors will be more prevalent on the festival grounds on Saturday, compared to last year.

A total of 18 food vendors will fill 20 spots at Grandview Park on Saturday, said Rick Platt, a member of the Food Vendors Committee.

For the first time, three vendors will be located near the secondary Abe Stage.

“People won’t have to stroll through the park to the main deck to get food anymore,” Blathy said. “If people are enjoying the business in Phase Two and want food, they will be able to stay there.”

This year, the vendors, mostly from the Sioux City area, will mainly serve festival food. He said the selection of vendors and their listings was intentional.

“The reason most people want to go up there and eat is because they are different types of food,” Blathy said. “It’s hard to get a funnel cake anywhere in Sioux but at a festival.”

The three vendors at Abe Stage will be Made It Myself Shaved Ice, from Tekamah and Nebraska, Livengoodies from Onawa and Iowa, and SMASH Food Trailer from Sioux City.

Sheli Livengood, who started Livengoodies four years ago, couldn’t have been more excited to get the chance to serve up ice cream and sandwiches on Saturday at the park.

“This is the first time I’ve been in the park on a Saturday,” she said. “I’ve thought about it since I got my food truck. I don’t know what to expect, but I know there will be a lot of people around.”

Livengood will stock her truck with hundreds of every component needed to get her stuff ready.

“I’ll get 600 servings of ice cream and 400 servings of ice cream,” she said. “I ordered enough crescent rolls to make 360 ​​sandwiches, and regular bread too. Honestly, I have no way of knowing how much we will need.”

Livinggood added that there will be people available to pick up additional components in case they run out.

With more than 20,000 people from across the Midwest flocking to the music festival, prepping food in advance will be key to keeping up with demand.

“We’ll try to prepare as much as we can, but I make gluten-free products, so some items will be made to order,” Livinggood said. Gluten-free products tend to spoil faster because they are high in refined starch.

Despite the potentially long lines, Livengoodies still offers a complete list.

“That’s what people expected,” Livinggoods said.

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