Friday, May 8, 2009

First Thursday On South Congress, Austin, Texas, May 8, 2008

First Thursday was good, met some new people, made some sales, had fun. Set up across from Hey Cupcake who had a flamenco guitarist, nice!

A team of officials, including police and the fire marshall went around and checked business for temporary use permits. If you do First Thursday, make sure your host business has aquired this permit to allow you to vend.


  1. I love your selling tips!

    I was wondering how you got a temporary use permit? If Hey Cupcake has a permit does that mean you only ask them for permission?

  2. Hi Gina, Yes, to participate in First Thursday, you have to get permission from one of the businesses to set up on their property. There is usually a fee, around $40-$50. The business has to have a temporary use permit, not the vendor, so make sure and verify that they have one.