Welcome to Allen!

Texas State Sales Tax

It is the artist’s responsibility to apply for the Texas State Sales Tax ID# and report their earnings in Allen, Texas. The state sales tax rate is 8.25%. For more information, please call 1-800-252-5555 or go to www.window.state.tx.us


Here are the hotels in Allen:

1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen

205 Central Expressway North, Allen, TX 75013

Phone: 972-727-2000

2. Pyramids Hotel

407 Central Expressway South, Allen, TX 75013

Phone: 972.396.9494

3. Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Allen

705 Central Expressway South, Allen, TX 75013

Phone 214.547.1700

4. Courtyard by Marriott at the John Q. Hammons Center

210 E. Stacy Rd., Allen, TX 75002

Phone: 214.383.1151

5. Hampton Inn and Suites

830 W. Stacy Rd., Allen, TX 75013

Phone: 214.495.7667

6. Homewood Suites – Dallas/Allen

455 Central Expwy, Allen, TX 75013

Phone: 214.383.6673

7. LaQuinta Inns & Suites

1220 N. Central Expwy, Allen, TX 75013

Phone: 214.667.6772

8. Quality Inn Allen – Plano East

407 Central Expwy., Allen, TX 75013

Phone: 972.396.9494

RV parking will be available.

Check-In & Set-up

Check-in and set up is Friday, May 10, between 6:00 – 10:00 am. Click here for map and directions.

The check-in will take place in stages. The assigned check-in times will be in the welcome packets. After checking in the artists have 1 hour to unload and move their vehicles to the designated parking area.

Set-up can start immediately after the vehicle/s have been moved, and must be completed before 4:00 pm on Friday.


All exhibitors must provide their own 10 ft. x 10 ft. tent (mandatory). The booths are placed on the street. Pavement screws are not permitted. Texas weather is unpredictable and can be very windy, so please bring heavy weights/sandbags.


Parking is free and in walking distance of the artists’ booths.

Tear Down

Tear-downs are not permitted until the festival is closed at 6 pm on Sunday, May 12. Due to safety concerns the streets will not be open for artist vehicles until the stores are closed, and patrons have cleared the roadways. Village Green Drive will stay closed for traffic as long as there are patrons on Village Green Drive. Artist vehicles will not be allowed in the festival areas for load-out until the streets are opened by Allen Arts Alliance staff or Watters Creek security personnel.

Please email us at office@allenartsalliance.org if you have any questions! 
If you prefer to call the Allen Arts Alliance office is open MondayFriday, from 9 am to 1 pm. Phone number: 972-727-7272