Each year, more and more gastro events are popping up as wintertime arrives to Budapest. Although the weather gets colder each day, we think it’s worth to put our scarfs and hats on and go for a walk in downtown Budapest. Let us give you 3 good reasons to do it.
1. Flavors of Hungary Gastro Fair
(27 November – 23 December)
Flavors of Hungary Fair is organized semi-annually. It welcomes everyone at a great, central location in Erzsébet Square, right next to Deák Ferenc Square. The event showcases home-made Hungarian products. Visitors have an opportunity to taste and buy the high-quality, natural products of over 150 local vendors. With a live cooking show, hundreds of fine goods – including home made ham, cheese, jams, sausages, wines and many more – and children’s corner ‘Flavors of Hungary’ Gastro Fair offers a truly unique experience for you and your family!
2. Advent by the Basilica
(27 November – 2 January)
Every year, the huge square in front of the Basilica turns into a lovely Christmas fair. The event welcomes its’ visitors with an ice-rink and dozens of local vendors showcasing their home made products. Visitors can buy Christmas-themed products while tasting quality Hungarian mulled-wine, pálinka, fried sausages and a wide range of fine products. Tasty goods, friendly people and special Christmas atmosphere are guaranteed. The fair is opened between Monday an Thursday from 11:30 AM to 8 PM. During the weekends it’s opened from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
3. Annual Wine and Cheese Festival
(28 November – 29 November)
We gladly recommend everyone to visit Vajdahunyadvár (a beautiful, classical-style castle near Heroes’ Square) this weekend. Local winemakers are going to come from different parts of the country to promote their new wines and offer incredible, hand made cheeses. The festival is opened next Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM.