Fun things to do in Budapest for the next two weeks.
September 1-6, Puskin Cinema
Launched by an enthusiastic group of young filmmakers in 2004, the Busho short film Festival continues to focus on the cultural identity of Eastern Europe while expanding its palette further afield. Film genres range from fiction, animation and experimental with 68 shorts being screened in competition this year. Feature films and workshops are now also part of the festival’s program and this year organizers are proud of the strong selection of Hungarian shorts being presented.
September 4-6, Erzsébet tér
Back this year, the 7th annual Goose Liver Festival celebrates all varieties of liver. Sample what some say Hungarians do best, presented in traditional and more progressive renditions. Goose liver has a long tradition in Hungary, matched only in quality by its equally luxurious counterpart, foie gras.
September 5-6, Etyek, various locations
A short drive southwest of Budapest, Etyek is the closest wine region to the capital and as is customary every spring, the region also hosts a picnic every fall. Traditional and not so traditional fare can be sampled alongside the finest vintages of the region. Also part of the program are film screenings, concerts, cooking competitions, a handicrafts market and a tour of the local wine cellars.
September 9-13, Buda Castle
With nearly 200 wine makers being represented, this is the country’s most notable wine festival. Anyone worth their salt in the industry does not miss taking part in this event. There will also be plenty of local gastronomy on offer as well as concerts to keep guests entertained. Pick up your glass at the door and be sure to keep it filled with some very fine locally produced vintages.
September 11-13, Felvonulási tér
This specialty festival attracts devoted fans of craft beers featured alongside a mouth watering selection of Budapest’s signature street food. Visitors can take part in this beer-bathed picnic adjacent to City Park with all food and drink supplied by local vendors. More than 60 breweries offer up over 200 varieties of beer.