The Festival of Folk Arts (Mesterségek Ünnepe) is the most significant forum for living folk culture in Hungary. It is a uniquely diverse fest, which has received the Certified European Festival title by the European Festival Association.
In the historic atmosphere of the Buda Castle, visitors are encouraged to meet the most distinguished representatives of traditional craftsmen, such as leatherworkers, candle makers, beading masters, potters, woodcarvers, egg painters and gingerbread makers. The fest’s guest of honor this year is Japan, while the main theme is shoemaking. The festival to be organized on August 17-20 is complete with concerts and a myriad of children’s program – perfect for the whole family.