FAQS

GENERAL

When is Fiesta San Antonio?

For this year’s date, and future dates, visit our Future Fiesta Dates or Plan Your Visit pages.

What is the Fiesta Commission?

The commission is an independent nonprofit umbrella organization that works with the more than 100 local nonprofits who organize the individual Official Fiesta events. The commission works year-round to manage the thousands of details and day-to-day tasks essential to planning and executing Fiesta San Antonio. The organization itself is funded entirely by the private sector. The Commission is led by a volunteer board and small full-time staff of eight.

To learn more about Fiesta San Antonio and its history, visit our Fiesta History page.

What is a PMO?

PMO stands for Participating Member Organization (PMO). PMOs are nonprofits that organize Official Fiesta events and are represented at our monthly business meetings.

How does my organization become a PMO and have an Official Fiesta Event?

Thank you for asking about becoming an official Fiesta® event!

In a nutshell, your organization must be a local, nonprofit organization whose volunteer membership is responsible for the planning, organization, supervision, control, and execution of the event at all levels. You will need to become a nonprofit member of the Fiesta Commission and submit your completed application with required documents no later than November 1 for approval as an official Fiesta event after the following year’s Fiesta.

To become a non-profit member, please complete our New Member Application.

FIESTA STORE

What are the Fiesta Store hours?

Regular Off-season Hours
May through February
Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday 10 AM -12 PM

Check back a little closer to Fiesta for special, extended 2018 Fiesta Hours!

Regular Off-season hours will resume Monday, April 30, 2018. (see above).

Where is The Fiesta Store?

Our address is 2611 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215 – between Mulberry and Josephine streets.

Can I purchase Fiesta Store Merchandise online

Yes! Visit our online Shop page.

Please note if the item you are looking for is not listed in our online shop, it is not currently in stock. Please check back at a later date.

The Fiesta medal I want to purchase isn’t listed in the online store?

If the item you are looking for is not listed in our online shop, it is not currently in stock. Please check back at a later date.

How do I get Fiesta posters from previous years?

We’re working on getting our old poster inventory online!

In the meantime, just call us at 210.227.5191 x107 or email us at fiestastore@fiesta-sa.org . We have a limited number of years, but are happy to work with you to get something shipped out to you!

How can I sell my medals at The Fiesta Store?

You have two options to sell you medals at The Fiesta Store

  1. Become a Participating Member Organization (PMO) Business or Nonprofit member of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission. A guide to this process can be found here.
  2. Pay the non-member business fee. A guide to this process can be found here.

To request more information regarding this process, please email fiestastore@fiesta-sa.org .

For more information about becoming a member, visit our Be A Member page.

Where else can I sell my medals?

In addition to the Fiesta Store’s online shop, you can sell them at Pin Pandemonium! Each year at Fiesta Fiesta, which is the kick-off event held on the first Thursday of Fiesta, Participating Member Organization (PMOs), Business members, Nonprofit members, and non-members who have paid the non-member fee sell or trade their Fiesta medals.

What is Pin Pandemonium?

Participating Member Organizations (PMOs), Business Members, and Nonprofit Members, and non-members who have paid their non-member fee are eligible to participate in Pin Pandemonium. A four-hour, furious, fun-packed event where people buy, sell and trade Fiesta medals.

For more information about participating in Pin Pandemonium, email Barbara Lyman at barbara@fiesta-sa.org .

When do tickets go on sale at The Fiesta Store?

Official Fiesta Event Tickets typically go on sale in March. For more details or to see a complete list of tickets for sale this year, check back a little closer to Fiesta for our 2018 Fiesta Parade and Event Ticket page.

FIESTA EVENTS

How can I be a vendor at Fiesta events?

Fiesta San Antonio events are organized and managed by some 100 non-profits, each recruiting their own vendors. Please contact the event organization of your choice directly.
To find contact information for the event organization:
• visit our schedule of events.
• Select the event you would like to be a part of.
• Scroll down to find the public phone number and email address provided as a contact.

From there, the event organization will be able to share more information regarding their vendor needs.

I have a band, how can we play at Fiesta events?

Fiesta San Antonio events are organized and managed by some 100 non-profits, each recruiting their own bands and entertainment. We’d encourage you to contact the event organization of your choice directly.
To find contact information for the event organization:
• visit our schedule of events.
• Select the event you would like to be a part of.
• Scroll down to find the public phone number and/or email address provided as a contact.

From there, the event organization will be able to share more information regarding their entertainment needs.

ROYALTY

Who is considered Official Fiesta Royalty?

Official Fiesta Royalty consists of the two kings and seven queens below:
• The Queen of the Order of the Alamo
• King Antonio
• El Rey Feo
• Miss Fiesta San Antonio
• Reina de la Feria de las Flores
• Woman’s Club Fiesta Teenage Queen
• Queen of San Antonio Charro Association
• Queen of Soul
• Miss San Antonio

How do I request royalty to come to my school, hospital, nursing home, or event?

We ask those wanting royalty to visit their event to complete the royalty request form. This information will be passed along to the appropriate royalty scheduler who will contact you directly regarding your request.

To access the form, visit our Request An Appearance page.

I requested royalty to visit, but haven’t heard back from anyone?

Royalty appearances are scheduled and coordinated by each Official Royalty’s scheduler. They will contact you directly regarding your request.