Frequently Asked Questions:


How big are the booth spaces? Will we be cramped next to each other?

Spaces are approximately 12 feet wide by 10 feet deep. We ensure at least 2 feet of space between you and your neighbor.


Is electricity provided?

For food vendors, yes. But for craft vendors generally, no. Electricity access is very limited on the Greenbelt. If space and time allows, we will open up the option to add electricity for an additional fee. Please note that because access is limited, not only is it on a first come first serve bases, but placement requests will not be allowed. Placement is based on the electrical access available. 


Do you provide a table or tent?

All vendors must furnish all display equipment and tents. 


Can I request a specific location?

While we make every effort to accommodate requests, priority is given to previous vendors. Staff has the final decision on space assignments.


How long do we have to set up?

All vendors may set-up starting at 8:00 a.m. and have until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7.  You may perform any restocking starting at 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, December 8. Absolutely no vehicles will be allowed in the vendor area after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday during the festival. 


I'm worried about leaving my tent over-night. Will there be security?

We provide overnight security Saturday night for the festival area and they keep a close eye on the craft & food vendor area through-out the night. Plus, you can have some peace in mind knowing that Buda was listed as one of the top 50 safest cities by The National Council for Home Safety and Security this year!


I filled out an application, now what?

So long as you've submitted the application, provided pictures and/or your food handlers permit to the Market Coordinator (Gabriela Moore -, your application will be processed in the next batching period. First batch of applications will be notified of approval in mid-September. Last batch will be notified in late-October. Once your application is approved, a member of the Budafest staff will reach out to you for payment. Final payment deadline is Friday November 9th. 

how are food vendors approved?

We ask that you apply with the full list of menu items you provide. Approval of each food item is evaluated based on availability, uniqueness of cuisine type, and popularity at staff’s discretion. Your approved menu will be selected by staff and will be listed in approval email. If additional items are added prior to event, please contact us ( for approval of new menu item. Please note that vendors who participated last year and non-profit vendors will receive priority though approval is not guaranteed.

What are the health requirements for food vendors?

All food vendors are required to submit proof of food handlers permit to be approved as a vendor. Further food requirements include: clean water hand sanitation areas, etc. Further information of health requirements will be provided upon approval. 


I am a INDEPENDENT consultant, can i apply?

Because we host primarily hand-made merchandise, we unfortunately do not allow independent consultants to sell at our event.  We have many different ways you can get involved and would be happy to refer you to other events in Buda where you can sell your merchandise.  

What happens if it rains?

We are currently working on a contingency plan to accommodate inclement weather. We will not cancel the event unless the weather conditions are deemed dangerous. In the event of cancellation, a full refund will be issued. 


How can I pay?

The City of Buda can accept cash, check or credit card payments.

  • All cash payments must be made in person at the Buda Visitor Center located at 880 Main Street, Buda, Texas 78610.

  • All checks must be made payable to City of Buda Tourism and mailed to P.O. Box 1380, Buda, Texas 78610. Checks must be accompanied with a driver’s license number.

  • Credit card payments must be made by phone. Once your application is received, a City of Buda employee will contact you in 3 business to take payment information.


Can't find your question? Call us!

Contact City of Buda, Department of Tourism at 512-295-7170 or email the Vendor Coordinator, Gabriela Moore at