80 Best-Selling Foods You Can Sell at Fetes and Fairs

80 Best-Selling Foods You Can Sell at Fetes and Fairs

Everyone loves something sweet, and the school fete is the time that people will rush to the homemade section to buy up big!

I love the feel of fetes and fairs. It makes me feel like a kid. Everything is just so fun and festive! And what I love the most about it is that there’s so many food choices.

Some products sell better than others. Here is a list of the best-selling foods at fetes and fairs…  We also show you where to get a great deal on packaging all these goodies!

Here is our Huge Guide to Best Selling Fete Food:

Table of Contents:

1. List of the Best Selling Fete Food Ideas
2. Best Selling Brownies and Slices
3. Best Selling Cakes and Cupcakes
4. Best Selling Tarts and Pies
5. List of Other Sweet Treats to Consider for School Fetes
6. List of Hot Foods to Sell at Fetes
7. List of Packaging Ideas for School Fetes
Toffee Apples | Stay at Home Mum

1. List of the Best Selling Fete Foods

Peanut Brittle

Most schools do have a nut-free policy but fetes are different, and if you are permitted – Peanut Brittle is a real winner – especially with the Dads!  Wrap it in small cellophane clear bags and wrap it with twine. You can substitute the peanuts for cashews or macadamia nuts if you want something a bit more spesh!

Sell Peanut Brittle for $4 per bag

Grab the recipe here! >

88 Best-Selling Foods You Can Sell at Fetes and Fairs | Stay At Home Mum

2. Homemade Honeycomb

Honeycombs are easy to make and produces a lot in just one go. It’s also a great gift idea!

Sell it for $4 per bag

Grab the recipe here! >

88 Best-Selling Foods You Can Sell at Fetes and Fairs | Stay At Home Mum

3. Assorted Fudges

Fudge is a favourite of many because it makes us remember our childhood. I really don’t know what it’s about but kids and adults love it! We have recipes for loads of different fudges – here are some to try:

Basic Fudge Recipes:

Chocolate Fudge Recipes:

Traditional Fudge Recipes:

Fancy Fudge Recipes:

Sell homemade Fudge for $3 (four small portions)

How to Make a Basic Vanilla Fudge | Stay at Home Mum

Marshmallow Tea Cups

These cute and dainty marshmallow teacups will grab attention from far away!

Sell them for $2.50 each

Grab the recipe here! >

88 Best-Selling Foods You Can Sell at Fetes and Fairs | Stay At Home Mum

Whole Homemade Cakes to Take Home

Every time I go to a School Fete I end up buying a beautiful homemade cake to take home – and scoff!  This is a great money maker too as you can charge a substantial amount more for a whole cake than just small packets of smaller fete fair.  Ask the parent’s at your school to bake their specialty – box it up and sell them at the door!

Great whole cakes that will sell fantastically well at School Fete’s include:

Lemon and Coconut Cake | Stay at Home Mum

Rocky Road

This one’s a favourite fete treat and popular among the kids. Sell it at the food fair and you’re gonna get sold out!

Sell it for $4 for four pieces

Grab the recipe here! >

Barbara’s Rocky Road

Traditional Butter Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, delicious and mouth-watering! Shortbread is great for school fetes as it lasts really well and is popular for grown-ups!

Sell them for $1 for 2 large biscuits.

Some different recipes for Shortbread include:

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Toffee Apples

Toffee Apples are one of the top-selling fete food ideas!  They are always a super winner at fetes. They are easy for the kids to hold and eat and are easily transportable. Choose small green apples (red ones tend to bruise easily). They can be made a day or two out (keep them cold if the weather is warm). You can buy Toffee Apple sticks at most packaging suppliers, but if you don’t want to make the big ones, just use paddle pop sticks.

I usually make a huge batch of the really small apples for little kids (and sell them for $2 each) – and then the larger Granny Smith apples for grown-ups for $3.50 each.  I’ve never ever had any left!

Grab the recipe here! >

Stay At Home Mum

Toffee Apples are a Top Selling Fete Food Idea!

2. Best-Selling Brownies & Slices

Brownies and slices are extremely inviting on whatever occasion.. even on a school fete. Serve four slices at $5. Make sure to pack it nicely!

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Recipe ideas for brownies and slices: 

1. Mars Bar Slice

Mars Bar Slice | Stay at Home Mum

2. Pineapple Jelly Slice

Refreshing and delicious, this slice is great if you have access to a fridge, and during the hotter Summer months.

Pineapple Jelly Slice | Stay at Home Mum

3. No Bake Peppermint Coconut Slice

No-Bake Peppermint Coconut Slice | Stay at Home Mum

4. Clinker Slice

The Original Clinker Slice

5. Lattice Cheesecake Slice

lattice cheesecake slice | Stay at Home Mum

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