Steeplechase of Charleston
returns on November 17th
with the same production team that executed a top- quality event in 2018 and is now powered with the media muscle of the new owners, The Post and Courier. All plans for 2019 speak to more excitement, broader marketing and an estimated crowd size of 6,000 + guests.
As part of the new vision by The Post and Courier, all food vendors will operate under white high-profile tents that surround the historic Stono Ferry Oak in the center of the infield. Your vendor fee includes the tent, tables, chairs and signage provided by the event to create an upscale impact for our guests. A prep space with tables, electricity and ice will also be provided. If you wish to prep out of your own food truck, you may park it in a designated area about 100 yards away (weather permitting). In return we ask that you pay a modest vendor fee of $200 and provide lunch for 10 volunteers.
We are seeking (8) Exceptional Food Savory Vendors and (2) Dessert Vendors.
Attendee statistics + demographics of prior races include:
Estimated Attendance: 6,000 Food Vendors will be notified 3 weeks prior to event of any estimated attendance change.
Age Range: 21-65
Female to Male Ratio: 60/40
Average Income: $125,000
Local to Out-of-Town Ratio: 65/35
Gate Opens 10:00 am
(Vendors plan to be at venue by 9:00 am due to traffic and set-up).
The Last Race takes place at 5:00 pm
Steeplechase of Charleston gives back through the Good Cheer Fund
Through our partnership with The Post and Courier, Steeplechase of Charleston is proud to support the annual Good Cheer Fund. Charity has always been an important part of Steeplechase of Charleston, and that commitment continues as we support these seven agencies via the Good Cheer Fund: Association for the Blind, Carolina Youth Development Center, Catholic Charities, the Lowcountry Food Bank, Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission and the Charleston Leadership Foundation.
***Something New this year. Tailgate Pick-Up Program
Would you like to participate in our Tailgate Pick-Up Program? You can place sample picnic orders on our website that we will promote to all ticket holders. They call you directly to place the order, pay in advance and pick it up when they arrive on site. All we need from you is the menu, pricing and a phone number for placing the order. I will be your contact.
Vendor Event Info
Due to challenges on the infield turf, no large food trucks will be allowed to drive into the vendor village area. If the field is dry, food trucks will be allowed to park on high ground in the infield parking area about 100 yards away from the vendor village.
You will be responsible for providing your own linens and removing all trash/grease at the end of the day. No hardwired power is available and the internet is a bit spotty. Vendors should bring their own “hotspot” - mobile phone. There will be an ATM on location.
*On the festival website: www.charlestonsteeplechase.com, scroll down and find the site map. The site map indicates the general location for food vendors and exhibitors. Upon arrival a volunteer will help position you.
Vendors arriving after 9am on the 17th will encounter heavy traffic so plan accordingly.
You should be able to provide proof of insurance and comply with DHEC food safety requirements if an inspector tours our venue.
For additional information contact:
Gosnell and Company
Sunday, November 17, 2019
5000 Old York Course Road
9:00 am to 5:00 pm