Celebrate the Birthday of Hungary with Gastro Adventures

  • 7 Aug 2023 6:27 AM
Celebrate the Birthday of Hungary with Gastro Adventures
Every year, the gastronomic attractions prove remarkably popular among the various programmes of the St. Stephen’s Day celebrations in Budapest. Here's a quick look at the favourite options, as 'The Street of Hungarian Flavours' and the 'Csárda Festival' promise delicious local food adventures again this year.

As always a varied programme of popular and classical music concerts, family and children’s activities and cultural events await visitors at the St. Stephen’s Day celebrations.

The organisers promise not let down those looking for culinary delights too, with two venues specifically dedicated to food, and traditional Hungarian flavours.

Csárda Festival

In August 2022, around 14,000 people attended the Csárda Festival and enjoyed a good meal: almost 6,000 portions of food (including Transylvanian stuffed cabbage, Gemenc-style venison stew, lava-grilled salmon, and oven-roasted pork knuckle) and close to 7,000 portions of beer were consumed every day.  This year the organisers are expecting even more participants.

In 2023, the finest of taverns will once again gather in the heart of the city centre, on Vörösmarty Square, where you can enjoy your favourite dishes, programmes with a special atmosphere, folk dance performances and a folk music festival.

Street of Hungarian Flavours

In the Street of Hungarian Flavours, the flavours of the Carpathian Basin will also await folks who want to experience the traditional delicacies of the Region:

Tasty food and drinks from the Highland (southern Slovakia), the Transcarpathia (Ukraine) and the Őrség (western Hungary) regions, among others.

The event takes place between 18 and 20 August on the quay from the Chain Bridge to Döbrentei Square.


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