The Budapest Foie Gras Festival is usually set in June. This event has a spectacular venue, the Buda Castle atop the Castle Hill. The specialty food festival celebrates the Hungarian delicacy, the goose liver, but you can try and buy various gourmet foods and drinks as well as other Hungarian specialties.
Hungary is the second biggest exporter of foie gras on the world market, producing more than 1,600 tons of goose liver (or with the gourmet French term for forced goose liver ‘foie gras’). In addition to the goose liver dishes, you can try the Hungarian Tokaji Aszu wines (the two of them match prefectly), and other Hungarian food and drink specialties: cheeses, wines, cordials, fruit jams, spices, hand crafted beers, and more.
Programmes of the Budapest Foie Gras Festival
The festival is not only a food festival, or gourmet food fair, but also features many nice concerts. The genre of the music can range from Hungarian electro folk music to jazz, blues, rock and roll, etc.
The programme of the Foie Gras Festival includes concerts, cooking classes (for children and for adults too, with a masterchef), children activities.
Opening Hours at the Budapest Foie Gras Festival
The general opening hours of the festival are as follows (guide only, the opening hours are subject to change)
Tickets: the entrance fee to the Budapest Goose Liver Festival comes in two forms
daily ticket prices: approx. HUF 1,900
3 day ticket prices: approx. HUF 3,800
(free for children under 12)
How to Get to the Foie Gras Festival?
it is very simple to get to the Hunyadi Courtyard of the Buda Castle Royal Palace atop the Castle Hill
take the bus from Deak square where all 3 metro lines meet
Bus number 16 – Deák tér (M1, M2, M3) – Dísz tér – Széll Kálmán tér
Bus number 16A – Széll Kálmán tér (M2) – Dísz tér (instead of taking the bus from Szell Kalman square – M2 metro station – you can also walk up the Castle Hill in about 8-10 min)
Funicular from Clark Adam square, or walk up the hill from the square in about 10-15 min
Hungarian Foie Gras on a gourmet plate
Budapest Foie Gras Festival at the Buda Castle – sunset