Gainesville, Texas Farmers Market

Market Lineup

The Gainesville Market Square’s primary purpose is for the selling of products that are finished on the farm or at a home, farm produce, eggs, plants, or prepared food sold from a vehicle/food truck. The Market is a producer-only market.  No items may be resold.  Vendors cannot sell pre-purchased products under their businesses except for plants and produce.  (Distributor products are not allowed.)

Special events may be allowed at the Market Square for non-home/farm produce, eggs, plants, or prepared food that is not sold from a vehicle/food truck. View the calendar for special events and contact information.  

Spaces are available for rent at the Market.  

Please review the Vendor Handbook below for additional details on the Market Square and its guidelines.

For vendors who wish to solicit door-to-door or operate a food truck at a location other than the Market Square, please visit our Itinerant Vendor Webpage, or click here.

Cost

The cost per space is as follows.  Costs are subject to change and are found in the City of Gainesville Fee Schedule.  Permits are valid for twelve months. 

  • Pavilion Space: $150 per year.
  • Food Truck Space (includes water, trash, and electricity):If you are interested in leasing a space, we do annual leases by competitive bid (minimum bid of $400.00). To receive notifications for Food Truck Stall Space Bid Opportunities, please visit http://gainesville.tx.us/bids.aspx to sign up.
  • Morning Market One Day Pass (See lineup for dates): $25.00

 Vendor Handbook

Please review the Vendor Handbook for more information prior to completing your application.  

Vendor Handbook

Waiver and hold harmless agreement

Please review the Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement prior to completing your application.

WAIVER AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

Applications

Applications should be completed, with appropriate attachments, and submitted to DAlcala@cogtx.org.  Contact information is on the right-hand side of this page. 

Application for Itinerate Vendor, Farmers Market Vendor, or Food Truck Operations- 1 Year

2022 Downtown Gainesville Texas Farmers Market ONE DAY Vendor Application

Food Trucks

We are excited to have a full lineup of food trucks at the Farmers Market!  You’ll find BBQ, tacos, crawfish, and more!

See our trucks below and be sure to check out their individual Facebook pages for hours and specials!

Shorty’s Taqueria

Momma Bear’s BBQ

Fireweed Cafe

Rico’s Tacos

Sno-Meister

Fat Bottom Crawfish

Vendors

We are currently seeking vendors for our Farmer's Market Pavilion! See our Vendor Handbook on what we allow for sale and fill out a permit application!

We will share pavilion vendors on the Gainesville Texas Farmer's Market Facebook Page when our Markets begin in March!

Live Bands and Musicians

Live bands and musicians may utilize the stage for performances between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday or 10 a.m. through 12 a.m. (midnight) on Friday and Saturday.  

Musicians may reserve the stage for a performance time.  Contact Gainesville Parks and Recreation to reserve your time on the stage!  Their phone number is (940) 665-4531.

If the stage is not reserved for a performance or special event, musicians shall play on a first come basis.  View the calendar to see if dates and times have been reserved. 

Musicians may accept tips and sell band merchandise during their performances.

Alcohol 

Generally, the public is allowed to bring alcohol and consume alcohol at the Market Square. 

The City may disallow outside alcohol from being brought into the Market Square during special events at which alcohol is being sold.

internet access

Free Wi-Fi internet is available at the Market, provided by Nortex Communications.