austin food permit and food requirements

  • Complete the temporary food permit application: Temporary Food Permit Application.
  • Email completed permit application to:
  • Pay Temporary Food permit fee ($280/permit).
  • The permit fees are reviewed yearly by Austin City Council who assigned the current fee in October 2022. Please read all of the Austin/ Travis County Event Food Handling details on the city’s website: Austin Food Permit Requirements.
  • Temporary Food Permits are required by the Austin/ Travis County Health Department to sample or sell any prepared, opened, or cooked food or beverage at events.
  • Permit Applications due March 15th to meet the Austin Health Department deadline and to secure your permit to serve/sample prepared food/beverages at Texas VegFest. 
  • Late fees apply to applications received after March 20th (Fee determined by the health department, $100)
  • Home prepared food are not allowed unless you have a Cottage Food Production Operation
  • Review the Cottage Food Laws here: Guidance Document
  • Find additional answers to Cottage Food Law questions here: Texas Cottage Food Law FAQs
  • Perishable items must arrive at the venue before your booth set up.
  • Our team will store properly shipped perishable items on site
  • Perishable items must be stored in dry ice and arrive by Friday April 7th.
  • Learn more about dry ice shipping using the UPS and FedEx resources.

Event Details

TEXAS VEGFESTSaturday April 6th, 202411am to 6pmFiesta Gardens Austin, Texas


FIESTA GARDENS2101 Jesse E Segovia StAustin, TX 78702

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