Last weekend 4 food trucks tested their operations in a drive thru format to see if there was a chance for them to operate this year with the restrictions set out by the government. Much like other businesses, the food truck vendors were overwhelmed with how they were going to operate their seasonal business or face the potential loss of their business for good.
After seeing the event held in Calgary, some local vendors got together to try out the format and bring new hope to a potentially dismal summer. “We thought we might lose our business this year, but it looks like our fellow Red Deerians have our back!” said John Moore from The Hungry Beast. Over 100 cars were through the drive thru within the first hour on Saturday and local community support continued to Mother’s Day.
All vendors and their staff must ensure they follow guidelines set out by Alberta Health, including all customers staying in their cars and no parking permitted on site. While this format doesn’t allow for the usual summertime feeling of street vendors, music and community events, it is a great safe activity to provide customers with their food favorites and experience a bit of social interaction outside of the house.
“Customers are able to support local small businesses and get quality homemade food within the convenience of their own cars. We look forward to next weekend and making this a regular occurrence” says Nicole Pugh, The Streatery.
Another event is scheduled for this May long weekend in hopes of supporting more business for the vendors and giving local community members something safe and fun to do. Additional information regarding vendors, menus, and event details can be found on the Facebook page: Food Truck Drive Thru RD
May 16 | 12:00PM – 7:00PM
May 17-18 | 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Carnival Cinemas parking lot
Security & Physical Distancing Enforced | No Parking
For more information on the event or for food trucks looking to inquire about participating, please contact Malcolm at 403.391.2001 or [email protected]
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Important announcement from Red Deer Festival of Trees
Indoor Winter Market accepting applications for vendors
From The Downtown Business Association
Vendors wanted for Scott Block Theatre Winter Market.
The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this year’s first indoor winter market happening November 26 to 28 at the Scott Block Theatre (4816 50 Ave).
The Scott Block Theatre Winter Market is the first indoor winter market hosted by the DBA for Red Deer Lights the Night. This Alberta Farmers’ Market Association approved market will feature local vendors selling an array of make it, bake it, and/or grow it items. The times and dates for the market are:
- Thursday, November 26: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Friday. November 27: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 28: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
To be a vendor at the Scott Block Theatre Winter Market, just complete the vendor application on our website.
Applications must be received by Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Please submit applications by mail or hand delivery to:
Red Deer Downtown Business Association 120, 5009 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 4B2
Or email to: [email protected].
The Downtown Business Association has been operating in Red Deer for over 30 years, serving approximately five-hundred business owners in the Downtown area. Through partnerships and leadership in advocacy and promotion, the DBA is the catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous downtown that is the place to live, work, play and do business.
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