Dear Budafest Friends and Patrons,
Budafest has been the longest running event in Buda, marking nearly 40 years of family holiday traditions in Downtown Buda for citizens and visitors alike. Throughout the years it has grown to host craft and art vendors from across Texas that showcases their unique talents. When the City of Buda Tourism Department took over the event in 2017, we worked to identify and carry on the vision of Budafest to not only establish a family holiday tradition that is uniquely Buda, but to also enrich our sense of community and showcase the small-town feel that defines our city.
The City of Buda is growing and in order to increase quality of life and meet the needs our citizens, Buda has begun major roadway improvements along Main Street and to Buda City Park, and will begin improvements to sidewalks and roadways in Downtown. These improvements will create an incredible new space for Budafest in 2020, but we are currently met with challenges to both safety and space for the 2019 Budafest.
With the improvements and the Budafest vision in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 Budafest and work to bring back an amazing 40th Annual Budafest in 2020 in Downtown Buda that will expand into the newly renovated Buda City Park.
We did not come to this decision lightly. We worked many hours trying to find a solution--meetings with different property owners to relocate and brainstormed ideas of how to scale down the event to fit into a smaller space. But Budafest is magical. It’s a space where year after year, memories are created that will last a lifetime, connections are made and there is no scaling down the magic that we know Budafest to be. It’s roots are tied to Downtown Buda and to take it out of Downtown would lose a piece of what makes Budafest so unique. In the end, we felt strongly that none of these options truly met the needs and vision of Budafest.
We know for many of you, this event is a pillar of your holiday business and this news will come as a disappointment. The Budafest team will be working diligently over the next year to make the 40th Annual Budafest in 2020 the most magical year yet!
See you in 2020!
2020 Budafest Information
Budafest attracts artisans, craft workers and craft enthusiasts from all over Texas. This is an opportunity to sell your wares in a fun, open air atmosphere.
Volunteers create memorable experiences for visitors and participants alike. This is a great opportunity for you or your organization to be a part of something big in your community.
Ready to be a part of something big in our community? We offer generous benefits packages to thank even the smallest sponsor. Packages range from $500-$5,000.