Wine Festival Budapest Buda Castle
Wine Festival Budapest Buda Castle

Budapest Wine Festival

Enjoy the great wines on offer at the Budapest Wine Festival, one of the long awaited events in Budapest in the autumn season. It is more than the Hungarian National Wine Festival as it often reaches out to other nations, featuring a guest country’s wine culture.

The Wine Festival takes place every year in September (but some of the past festivals took place in October), and features a fascinating Harvest Procession in the Buda Castle, besides the many concerts and performances to enjoy your wines better. The Wine & Sparkling Wine Festival venue is the grounds and courtyards of the scenic hilltop Buda Castle in Budapest, and is on the list of any wine lovers who like to taste Hungarian products (please see this Budapest Market Hall Tasting Tour with Wine Tasting too)

Buda Castle Wine Festival in Budapest
Buda Castle Wine Festival in Budapest

Wine Festival in 2020

September 10 – 13, 2020

Guest Country of Festival in 2020: not confirmed yet

Payment at the Festival: Festipay festival card (available on the spot against cash or bank card), or Mastercard PayPass/VISA PayWave contactless bank cards

Wine Festival Days – Opening Hours

Opening Hours of the Budapest Buda Castle Wine Festival days in 2020


Wine Festival Tickets

2020 prices soon to be confirmed.

Prices in 2019:

Until Sep 1: HUF 2,500 for 1 day, or HUF 4,500 for 4 days
After Sep 1 and on the spot: HUF 3,000 for 1 day, or HUF 6,000 for 4 days


  • full day entry to the festival (wrist band entitling to multiple entries, come and go as you wish)
  • 1 Crystal Wine Tasting Glass with a carrier bag
  • free entry to Budapest History Museum permanent exhibition
  • a cup of espresso at the Nespresso stands
  • no Budapest Cards are accepted during the festival, sorry

Ten Tips for the Budapest Wine Festival

  1.  Get a pair of comfortable shoes (possibly flat soled), as the grounds of the castle are covered in cobble stones
  2. Enjoy the Wifi at the Budapest Wine Festival: all areas are covered in festival wifi
  3. The festival can get crowded by midday at weekends: if you want to enjoy the festival in a more airy style, pick the weekdays, and the hours right after the opening hours
  4. Bring enough cash to the festival. The local currency exchange rate at the festival may not be so optimal as in some city central currency exchange places
  5. Don’t forget to keep hydrated: get enough water to keep you balanced
  6. The castle bus will take you very close to the festival location: Bus number 16 from Deak Sq and Clark Adam Sq, or the Varbusz castle bus from Szell Kalman Sq are both cheap and efficient options. Parking by car in the Castle District is a hassle.
  7. Do join the fun Harvest Procession: people from all over Hungary take pride in representing the various wine regions in Hungary, plus locals in beautiful folk costumes represent the century old local cultures. There will be lots of singing and dancing as part of the procession. The traditional castle route of the Harvest Procession is: Szentháromság tér – Tóth Árpád sétány – Dísz tér – Koldus kapu – festival main stage.
  8. The Parade starts at 12.20 pm on Sep 8, Sunday.
  9. Visit the fully responsive website of the Festival for all information you might need.
  10. Enjoy yourself!


  1. hello,

    I am visiting Budapest,so want to visit these beautiful place.
    Want to know the following things….please help me.

    WANT TO VISIT BUDA CASTLE AND WINE TASTING ,is these in same place,,how to book tickets for 8 people.we r traveling in october 1,2 2016.Is advance booking is possible or have to buy from your spot.
    Is wine tasting in buda castle and wine festival budapest are the same festivals.

    Please give me a details.

  2. I have been informed you run wine tasting events at Buda Castle. I am coming to Budapest this coming weekend and would like to understand if you are running such an event at this time. If so, would you please let me know the details and the cost. I am looking to book for two.

    • Dear Mark,

      thank you for contacting us.
      Unfortunately it is not possible to book the wine tasting on our website. We would recommend you to contact Faust Wine Cellar directly. Thank you for your understanding.

    Where can we buy tickets in advance?
    What is the price for 2018 Wine Festival? (4 days).
    Thank you.

  4. Are the dates for the wine festival in 2020 fixed at this stage?

    • Hello Michael,

      the Wine Festival in Buda Castle will be between 10 and 13 September in 2020.

      I hope I could be of help.

  5. Hi, when is the winefestival in 2020 because at the moment there are two dates the first and secon weekend on the internet now. I want to book my flight.

    • Dear Andrea,
      thank you for your inquiry regarding the Budapest Wine Festival in Buda Castle, Budapest.
      Next year’s Sep event has not scheduled for Sep 10-13, but please do check back in 2020 to see if there has been any updates.
      Enjoy your September visit in Hungary!

  6. thank you budacastlebudapest for giving me wonderful information

  7. How do we but tickets for the Wine festival 2020? Will it be possible to buy tickets at the entrance?

    • Dear Hanne,

      Kindly check if you are able to visit Hungary during the planned dates as Hungary closed its borders from Sep 01.
      We sorry about the change necessitated by the pandemic.

      If you are a resident, and the festival is on, normally tickets are available at the entrance too (places are limited).

  8. Hello, is there any chance that the wine festival will happen later this year?

    • Hello Peter,

      There is a tentative date on the official Facebook page scheduled for Sept 23-26.
      Fingers crossed, and coronavirus pushed down, it will go ahead and visitors of Budapest at the Wine Festival can enjoy some socially distanced open air wine sipping / tasting in a beautiful location.
      We recommend keeping updated through the official festival website or Facebook page.

      • Thanks so much for your response and that sounds really good. I am in the process of booking travel so will definitely keep those dates in mind. Thanks again!

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