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CITY OF BUDA GEARING UP FOR 39TH ANNUAL BUDAFEST
BUDA, TX — The City of Buda is gearing up for the 39th Annual Budafest celebration! Admission to Budafest is free, 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 fire truck during the lighted parade, or walk your dressed up dog in the Reindog Parade--all for free!
39TH ANNUAL BUDAFEST HOURSSaturday, Dec 1, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Sunday, Dec 2, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMNight Parade and Fireworks: Saturday, Dec 1, 6:30 PMDowntown Buda
Lighted Parade: This lighted, nighttime parade goes directly through the heart of Downtown Buda. Watch as community organizations decorate their floats to bring out the spirit of the holidays. The parade ends with a fireworks show where Santa Claus will count down with all the parade goers and kick-off the beginning of the holidays in Buda, Texas! The parade takes place Saturday, Dec 1 at 6:30 p.m. and will travel down Main Street from Buda Mill and Grain Co. to Buda City Park.
Reindog Parade: Dogs from all around will gather to trot down the street in their best holiday costumes and outfits. The pet-parent of the most festive dog will win a prize! The Reindog Parade will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 PM to kick-off the festivities.
Craft Vendors: Craft vendors from all across Texas will display their merchandise and hand-made wares for you to explore and discover the perfect unique gift for your loved ones this holiday season.Hours: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Saturday, Dec. 1 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sunday, Dec. 2
Artisan Workshop: Festival goers can watch demonstrations and get a more hands on holiday craft experience.Hours: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Saturday, Dec. 1 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sunday, Dec. 2
Play in the Snow: Build a snow man! Make a snow angel! Experience a winter tradition that doesn't happen too often here in Texas. Located next to the food court.Hours: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (OR UNTIL SNOW MELTS) - Saturday, Dec. 1 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (OR UNTIL SNOW MELTS) - Sunday, Dec. 2
Pictures with Santa: Get pictures of the kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus taken in the Basil Anthony Moreau Memorial Building (former Buda Public Library) for the perfect holiday picture to include in your holiday card to your family and friends.Hours: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Saturday, Dec. 1 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sunday, Dec. 2
Food Vendors: Eat all the fair food your stomach craves. Local non-profits and carefully picked food vendors are open during all hours of the festival.Hours: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Saturday, Dec. 1 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sunday, Dec. 2
Kids Activities: Kids can write letters to Santa, make ornaments and other crafts, and discovered other fun holiday activities all in one area.Hours: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Saturday, Dec 1 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sunday, Dec 2
Performances & Entertainment: Performance and entertainment will be provided by local talent ranging from dance to music.(If you are interested in performing at Budafest, email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Carnival: Enjoy a small carnival with games an rides on the Downtown Greenbelt both Saturday and Sunday!Hours: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Saturday, Dec. 1 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sunday, Dec. 2
Annual Book Sale: Join the Friends of the Buda Library for their Annual Book Sale just in time for the holidays! Shop a wide variety of gently used books at incredibly low prices while supporting the Buda Library. This year, the book sale will be held at the Municipal Complex at 405 E. Loop St.
2018 Event ScheduleSchedule is subject to change. Please monitor budafest.org.
Saturday, Dec. 112:00 PM: Festival grounds open to the public12:00 PM - 9:00 PM: The following activities are open for the duration of the festival: craft and food vendors, Santa's Artisan Workshop on Ash Street, carnival, and kid's activities12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Snow play area (or until snow melts)6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Lighted Parade and FIREWORKS!8:00 PM: Jake Dexter and The Main Street Sound on the main stage9:00 PM: Festival grounds close to the public
Sunday, Dec. 2
12:00 PM: Festival open to the public12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: The following activities are open for the duration of the festival: craft and food vendors, kid's activities area and Santa's Artisan Workshop, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and carnival 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Snow play area (or until snow melts)2:00 PM: Reindog Parade - sign up here!5:00 PM: Festival and carnival grounds close to the public
Free Shuttle Parking
Parking at Cabela’s - 15570 S IH 35 Frontage Rd.Festival Drop off/Pick-up at Old City Annex - 100 Houston
Parking at Buda Sportsplex - 310 Buda Sportsplex Dr.Festival Drop off/Pick-up at Santa’s Artisan Workshop on Ash St.
Free Parking Lots
Buda Fire Station #1- 209 Jack C Hays TrailMunicipal Complex - 405 E. Loop St.Buda Elementary Lower Campus - 300 San Marcos St.
SCHEDULE AND FESTIVAL GROUNDS MAP SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PLEASE MONITOR BUDAFEST.ORG.