Chimney Cake festival

Sekler CakeIn 2013 the first Chimney Cake festival was arranged in Budapest, also known as the Sekler cake, and it is still going strong. Are you looking for information about the festival, and maybe some dates? Keep on reading!

If you have ever been to the Christmas market in Budapest or some other outdoor market, you have probably noticed a stand where they warm some kind of dough going around above some hot charcoal. Once finished it is dipped in vanillia, nuts, cinnamon or some other ingredient, and then it is served to tourists and locals. This is the chimney cake, also known as Kürtöskalács in Hungarian.

What will happen at the festival?

At the Chimney Cake festival, there will be lots of concerts with famous Hungarian singers and bands. There will be chimney cake competitions and you will, of course, be able to eat all kinds of chimney cakes, and also traditional Hungarian food and drink Hungarian wine, palinka and beer.

Where is the festival arranged?

In 2013 the festival was arranged just nearby the Erzsebet square, but in 2014 it was arranged in the Vajdahunyad castle in the city park and its vicinity. In 2018 it will be arranged at the same place as in 2017, in the Gesztenye kert (Chestnut garden) in the 12th district of Budapest.

47°29’21.22″, 19°01’13.89″
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Getting there by public transport: 
Tram number 61 to Csörsz street, tram number 59 or bus number 105 to Apor Vilmos square, bus 110 or 112 to Sirály street, bus 212 from Alkotás utca or bus 139 from the South Railway Station (Metro 2).

News from the blog about the Chimney Cake festival

Chimney Cake festival 2018

Dates: October 12th – 14th, 2018
Entrance fee: free


4 thoughts on “Chimney Cake festival

  1. what are the correct 2017 dates for the Chimney Cake Festival in Vajdahunyad castle in the city park? I have seen different dates on websites.

    1. Hello,
      the festival will move from The Vajdahunyad Castle to the Gesztenye kert (on the Buda side, quite far away from the city center). The dates are October 13th-15th.

  2. Hi 🙂 Will this festival be held this year please? As I saw different dates on various websites

    1. It will be held between October 12th and 14th in Gesztenyes kert in 2018.

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