The Chocolate Festival in Budapest is one of the top ten things to do in the city if you are visiting in September.
Chocolate Festival in 2016
The 2016 edition of the Hungarian Chocolate Festival will be in the city centre.
Dates: Sep 16 – 18, 2016
Location: at St Stephen’s Basilica
The festival venue has moved to the city centre in 2016, it will not take place in the Buda Castle, instead, it will be on the spacious St Stephen Square in the middle of the city.
Chocolate Festival in Earlier Years
Due to the reconstruction works in some parts of the Buda Castle courtyards, the 2013 Chocolate Festival has moved to a nearby venue, to the landscaped gardens and cool contemporary buildings of the Millenaris Park event complex.
While the Hungarian Chocolate Festival venue has been the Buda Castle in recent years, in 2013, during the weekend of September 20-22, 2013, the venue is Millenaris Park on the Buda side (close to the Buda Castle, approx. 15 min downhill walk towards Szena Square).
Venue: Millenaris Park Budapest
the grounds of the Buda Castle
Address: 1024 Budapest Kis Rókus utca 16-20
Date: September 20 – 22, 2013
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Sweet Days Budapest, the country’s largest chocolate and sweets festival, celebrates its 3rd anniversary this year. Instead of the Castle of Buda, this year the event is organised at the easily accessible Millenary Park.
Special artisan chocolate products, world-famous brands and the finest sweets meet noble wines, excellent drinks and gourmet gastronomy. This year we greet Swiss chocolate as the guest country of Sweet Days is Switzerland.
The special guest of the festival this year is chocolate authority Chantal Coady, a co-founder of London’s Rococo chocolate store and the Chocolate Academy of London. Chantal is going to give presentations and autograph her book titled Chocolate, also available in Hungary.
The immensely rich programs include professional workshops, presentations, courses of chocolate, bonbon and macaron making, as well as shows by professionals.
The Miele Gastro Stage will feature appearances by well-known gastro-bloggers several times a day for the curious audiences.
The exhibitors of Sweet Days are also preparing numerous programs, shows and tasting events for our visitors in order to introduce their high quality chocolate and sweets products to the customers. There will be demonstrations on how to prepare macaron and bonbons, how to make coffee, candy and brittle or how to bake cakes. Tibor Szántó, the international award-winner Hungarian chocolate manufacturer, will also give a presentation. Cakes, coffee and ice-cream will enrich the palette of sweets.
In addition to the countless well-known Swiss world brands, owners of award-winning Swiss chocolate manufactures also arrive to hold demonstrations for professionals and gourmets alike. One of them is Mr Pascal Beschle, owner of Confiserie Beschle, founded in 1898.
Apart from the cultural and tourism programs, the Swiss guests are also organising an award game for the festival. The main prize is a trip to Zurich for two, where Mr Pascal Beschle himself will show the winner the oldest chocolate manufactures of Switzerland. Visitors can win further valuable prizes in our other games, thanks to Miele and Zepter.
The music program of the festival will be comparably rich. Young musicians of Snétberger Music Talent Centre will play music at various venues several times a day. In addition, the Hungarian band Péterfy Bori & Love Band will give a concert on Friday evening, while children can meet orchestras MintaPinty and Mesegyár on the stage during the day on Saturday and Sunday. The production titled Hangold újra! (Retune it!) is preparing an enormous concert for Saturday, featuring a 320-member children’s choir. Such a large children’s choir has never had a concert anywhere before. Following the “Instrument caressing” with Bálint Bársony on Sunday, the concert of the Bon-Bon band will close the festival.
Entrance fees to the Budapest Chocolate Festival / Sweet Days
Entrance fees: Adults: 2,000 HUF Pensioners: 1,500 HUF Children: 1,000 HUF (6-12 years) Entrance is free under the age of 6! Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): 5,000 HUF
Adults: 2,000 HUF
Pensioners: 1,500 HUF
Children: 1000 HUF (6-12 years), Entrance is free under the age of 6!
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): 5,000 HUF
The entrance tickets entitle you to visit Sweet Days and the accompanying programs.
The entrance ticket ensures limitless entrances on the given day.
SZÉP card is accepted.
Video of Buda Castle Chocolate Festival