5 upcoming festivals for your tastebuds in Budapest

This early autumn season focuses on the gastro events, so if you would like to taste the typical Hungarian foods and beverages or get some new culinary experiences come to Budapest! We present you 5 different festivals in the city center, where you can have a great time whether you are a sophisticated wine taster or a sweet-tooth chocolate lover.


  1. 12th Főzdefeszt – Craft Beer Festival

Date: 9-11 September 2016
Location: at Grand Meadow, Városliget

Let’s celebrate Hungarian Craft-beer for the 12th time this September at Főzdefeszt!
Though Hungary is teaming with festivals big and small, Főzdefeszt continues to preserve its leading role as the most visited and the best value for money festival among all the others. It attracts around 40 000 visitors for 3 days. You can choose from more than 50 brands’ beers and if you are getting hungry from the beer tasting don’t worry:  Budapest’s best vendors and foodtrucks will be there to feed your appetite with the best street food dishes you can ever try.

More information: http://fozdefeszt.hu/information


  1. 25th Budapest Wine Festival

Date: 8-11 September 2016
Location: Buda Castle

Every September tens of thousands of people visit Buda castle to celebrate wine at Hungary’s greatest wine festival. Hundreds of exhibitors present their wines from all around Hungary and even from a few foreign countries. Even if you are not the wine expert, the ambience and the festival programs will guarantee an unforgettable time spent in Budapest.

Come and join us with your friends and relatives in celebrating this noble anniversary! A lot of surprises and exciting programs are waiting just for you.

More information: http://www.aborfesztival.hu/en/


  1. II. Vegan Food Fest

Date: 8-11 September 2016
1117. Kőrösy József Street (next to Allee)

Are you curious about what a hamburger made of purely vegetable-based ingredients tastes like? In addition to the above mentioned delights, you can taste many more dishes and snacks made of only veggies 8th and 11th September, when the promenade next to Allee turns into a swirling outdoor gastro-festival with the city, your friends and you.

On the palette of the II. Vegan Food Fest in Hungary, you will find the country’s most popular vegan and raw vegan restaurants, food bistros, street food places and confectionaries showcasing purely vegan and raw vegan food.

More information: http://veganfoodfest.hu/

vegan food fest

  1. Édes Napok Budapest – Sweet Days Budapest

Date: 16-18 September 2016
Location: in front of Basilica

We have a great news if you are a true sweets lover! Now, you don’t have to go far away from your hotel room because the Sweet Days Budapest comes from the Buda Castle to the St. Stephen Square.

This will be the sweetest weekend of this year. You can taste and buy variated dessert selections such as the typical Hungarian cakes and wide range of chocolates.

More information: http://edesnapok.hu/

édes napok

  1. Kürtőskalács Fesztivál – CHIMNEYCake Festival

Date: 7-9 October 2016
Location: Vajdahunyad Castle in City Park

This is going to be the 4th Chimney cake Festival. Its central theme, as the name already shows is the sekler cake, which is atraditional but at the same time  always renewing modern delicacy”Kürtőskalács”  already has a 200 years old history so it’s no wonder that is now on the threshold of the Hungaricum declaration. Moreover, this product was able to conquer the world.

The primary aim of the festival is still the promotion of the original chimney cake. The introduction of the traditional way of baking on live charcoal, thereby, cultivating the Hungarian traditions.

More information: http://www.kurtoskalacsfesztival.hu/icon.ico

körtős kalács



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