Pig and sausage festival

The Disznótoros Kolbászfesztivàl (Pig and Sausage festival) is coming back to Budapest again in 2020, so if you have missed out on it in any of the earlier years, or maybe liked it so much that you would like to visit it again, then make ready!

Pig Slaugther Sausage

The festival brings back the real Hungarian traditions to the capital of Hungary. Disznótor or dinsznóvágás means pig slaughter. Every year the traditional pig slaughter takes place in the autumn and early winter and it is both an economic activity and traditional feast as well in some European countries such as Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Serbia and so on. During the procedure traditionally the pig slaughtered by a really sharp knife then it is put in a wooden trough and it is washed with hot water which removes the hair from the animal. After the pig is cut into pieces they start to make edible products of the meat and its intestines.

At the festival, visitors will have the chance to go back in time and be part of this traditional feast. You will have the chance to try the best handicraft sausages and all kinds of traditional Hungarian dishes. Apart from exploring the best authentic foods and drinks, the festival offers a lot more to do. There will be plenty of concerts, shows and activities for children and for families as well.

A picture from the festival area

This year (2020) the Disznótoros Kolbászfesztivál will take place in Budapest at the Vasúttörténeti Park from October 9th till October 11th.

For more information on concerts and events in Budapest, click the link.

One important information. The festival area is a really nice park with lots of old cars, trains, and other effects, making this a nice experience also for those who might be more interested in such elements than the meat and the food.

Veteran cars in the park area
Veteran cars in the festival area
It is easy to find some good food in the festival area
It is easy to find some good food in the festival area

How to get to the festival area?

In order to get to the Railway historical park (Vasuttorteneti park) using public transportation, do as follows.

  • Travel by bus 30, 30A or 230 from Keleti Palyaudvar or from Ujpest Kozpont. Leave the bus at the Rokolya utca station.
  • Travel with bus 120 from Arpad Hid (pest side) or from Ujpest kozpont, and travel to Reitter Ferenc Utca.
  • God with travel 14 from Lehel ter or from Ujpest Kozpont. Leave the tram at Rokolyai Utca.