Budapest Spring Fair
25 March - 24 April
This year the festive Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair will be again replaced by the Budapest Spring Fair on Vörösmarty Square.
A wide range of cultural events will take place between 25 March and 24 April organised by the Budapesti Fesztivál- és Turisztikai Központ Nonprofit Kft. Our primary aim is to provide high quality entertainment to the residents of Budapest and the visitors of the capital with cultural events, applied arts presentations, folk music and folk dance shows. In addition to cultural events, 72 artists and workshops will have the opportunity to introduce themselves. Visitors will be able to admire the merchandise of folk artists, craftsmen, designers, creators of innovative craft-works and artisan food makers selected by a professional jury, and these products can be of course also purchased on the spot.
So the Spring Fair will feature traditional products, as well as objects of folk art in a modern, re-thought format, and creations from various designers. Diverse events will be waiting for every member of the family, and those who become hungry in the bustle of the fair will be able to choose from a colourful culinary offer. This year the cuisine of the middle class and the peasants will be in focus, and bread baking will certainly be an exciting attraction.
Based on the experience of several years, the Spring Fair and the Christmas Fair on Vörösmarty Square belong to the most popular tourist destinations. Last year every guest was impressed by the installation, which depicted a spring garden, so this year we will include it again in our repertoire, similarly to the popular blacksmith’s forge of the Christmas Fair.
Our handicraft demonstrations called “Open Workshop”, which we organise in cooperation with the Hungarian Association of Handicraft, will await the visitors during the weekend (on Saturday and Sunday) from noon to 6 p.m. The events, which will be based on folk traditions and involve the visitors as well, will change every week: there will be an opportunity to try felting, to prepare beaded jewelry, to blow glass, or to make jewels, musical instruments or cheese. Adventurous guests can try the so-called raku technique for shaping large flowers from pottery.
The youngest ones can learn about folk crafts in the Craft Playhouse, the children activities begin from 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. during the weekend. In the afternoon visitors can enjoy diverse stage shows and concerts. Those who become tired in the bustle of the fair can take a breather in the Kerengő.
Let us welcome the spring together on the most popular square of the City Centre!