38 years and counting...

Budafest began as a small festival in Downtown Buda to showcase local artist/craft vendors and quickly grew to what it is today. Successfully run for 15 years by Eileen Conley, later partnering with Bert Bronaugh and Elaine Purvis, the event grew to host 75+ vendors, a parade with Santa and a carnival in City Park. This year, the City of Buda has adopted Budafest and will continue to encourage the spirit that has developed over the years and recognize all the hard work that brought it to where it is today.

Let's make it another 38 years! 

Dates and Times

Saturday, December 2 from 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 3 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Carnival Schedule

Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Friday, December 1 from 4:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 2 from 12:00 - 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 3 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Festival Grounds Map

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Free Admission

Here in Buda, we say why pay for fun when it can be free? Admission into Budafest will always be at no cost so bring the whole family! Walk the festival grounds and behold the art of glassblowing, catch local performers, snag a picture with Santa and say hi to him as he rides down Main St. on the parade fire truck, or walk your dressed up dog in the Reindog Parade--all for free!

There will be plenty of options to spend a little cash either by catching a thrill at the carnival, finding your treasure at the art market, adding your own touch at Santa's Artisan Workshop, or devouring a plate from the food market. 

No matter what, you are guarenteed to have plenty of Holiday fun!


Free Parking

It wouldn't really be a free event if you still had to pay for parking, right? At Budafest, event parking is free to all festival attendees! Lots can be found at:

City Park- 204 San Antonio St.