Video: Mangalica Festival Budapest, 12 - 14 February

  • 11 Feb 2016 1:00 AM
Video: Mangalica Festival Budapest, 12 - 14 February
Entry is free, so if you fancy a taste of a pig that came close to extinction just a few decades ago, pop along to Szabadság Tér for a bite of magnificent mangalica meat - said to be tastier and healthier than regular pork. As you may know, this festival is named after a delicious furry pig that's indigenous to Hungary, this year the event is held again in downtown Budapest, this weekend 12 - 14 February.

Exhibitors of the festival have a unified appearance as they sell their products from small wooden houses provided for them. The organizers of the festival support the small domestic goods producers (home-made jam, syrup, honey, oil, spices, cheese makers etc.) therefore they also get excellent market space at the event. This turned out to be a great success with the visitors and among the vendors as well.

One of the most popular parts of the festival is usually the live animal exhibition where we move 3-3 animals of the three kinds (blonde, red, and swallow-belly mangalica swine) and a mother sow with her baby pigs to the temporarily built corrals. 2015 has been a very special year in the history of Mangalica breeding: this year marks the resurrection of the black mangalica (which became extinct 100 years ago) and thanks to the success of 15 years of hard work selection breeding live species can be seen again at the festival from 2016.

Every time, next to the breeders and the small goods producers we give the opportunity to the Hungarian craftsmen and artists to introduce themselves in the „Hand-crafted Goods Street” of the festival.

Visitors can find on spot roasted whole pigs and locally made Mangalica products served with the finest Hungarian wines and schnapps while listening to live music concerts. The main attraction for attendees are the high quality goods and products however guaranteeing the best experience we provide live shows on the central stage all day long: authentic folk music, market comedy, gastro shows during the day and live music in the night. On Saturday there is the traditional kettle-made cooking contest.

Exhibitors - Mangalica Breeders, goods producers

National Association of the Mangalica Breeders (MOE)
Kocsis Tanya
Kövér Tanya
Tóth János
Istvándi és Társai Kft.
Rózsa Péterné
Laczkó Róbert
Dr. Komlovszki Ferenc
Tóth László
Ságvári Endre
Fekete Zsóka
Tarnamenti 2000 Zrt.
Jamina Hús Kft.
Csiló és Tsa Kft.
Szilváshús Kft.
Cipker- Food Kft.
Villám Mangalica Termékcsalád
Szalámi Shop Kft.

Schnaps and beer breweries, vineries, cheese makers, beekeepers, jam and syrup makers, oil makers, chili growers, and other handcrafted foods, craftsmen, and real fun fair atmosphere.

Locally made Mangalica products, on spot roasted whole pigs, bloody onion, welts and sausages and everything else from the pig slaughter.

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