Programmes for October in Budapest

In our lovely Hungarian capital there have been more and more festivals, exhibitions and programmes to attend for travellers and Hungarian people as well. When you’re done with your Budapest sightseeing, it’s great to check some extra programmes out. Let’s see a few things that October has to offer!

Word Press Photo Exhibition

This exhibition lasts from the 20 th of September until the 23 rd of October and the venue where you can visit it is our National Museum on the Pest side of the city on the Múzeum körút (Museum boulevard). The building itself and its exhibitions are also worth to visit, but now you can have and even better experience inside watching the Word Press Photo exhibition. The professional jury have chosen the best of 73 000 photos made by photographers from 125 different countries.

Kürtőskalács (Chimney cake) festival

Held in a place called Gesztenyéskert (Chestnut park) in Buda on Jagelló street between the 12th and 14th of October. Kürtőskalács is a spit cake specific to Hungary and Hungarian-speaking regions in Romania, more predominantly the  Székely Land .[1] Earlier a festive treat, now it is part of everyday consumption. It is made from sweet, yeast dough (raised dough), of which a strip is spun and then wrapped around a truncated cone–shaped baking spit, and rolled in granulated sugar. It is roasted over charcoal while basted with melted butter, until its surface cooks to a golden-brown color. During the baking process the sugar stuck on the kürtőskalácscaramelises and forms a shiny, crispy crust. The surface of the cake can then be topped with additional ingredients such as ground walnut, powdered cinnamon, vanilla etc. More about Hungarian desserts and other meals, do not hesitate to ask our guides on the free tours! During this festival you can stuff yourselves with this delicacy and listen to some concerts as well!

Art Market Budapest

If you are curious about contemporary fine art visit the Millenáris program centre in Buda between the 11 th and 14 th of October! You will have the chance to have a look at less known artists’ work from all over the world. The shape of the exhibited artworks are very different, but uniqueness is their common feature.

Star Wars: In concert

Held in Budapest Sportaréna on the 16th of October. Don't miss your chance to see these epic films on screen with Symphony Orchestra's performing the iconic music of John Williams. The world-famous Prague Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing with Christophe Eliot conductor.