October Program Guide for an Unforgettable Time in the Hungarian Capital City

From wine and meat-filled evenings to art and design events and live music shows, here are the city’s most visit-worthy programs for this month!

Art Market Budapest

Central and Eastern Europe’s leading international contemporary art fair returns to Bálna Budapest this month: the four-day event will bring us some of the best, freshest, and most inspiring artists and galleries of the region, placing a huge emphasis on up-and-coming creators as well as the progressive new generation of Western artists. Gain insight into current trends and acquaint yourself with the art scene of over 40 countries from 6 to 9 October!

Website | 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 11-12.

Photo: Fanni Herman

WAMP Design Fair

The long-awaited fall edition of Hungary’s most popular design fair will be held on 9 October inside building ‘D’ of Millenáris Park, awaiting customers with the products of more than a hundred designer brands, ranging from unique and handmade jewellery and custom-made clothes to limited edition bags, accessories, stylish homeware, and delicious culinary products. For more info about the free-to-attend event and the full list of exhibitors, go to wamp.hu.

Website | 1024 Budapest, Kis Rókus utca 16.

Photo: Wamp (Facebook)

Liszt Fest

Celebrating the 210th anniversary of influential Romantic composer and pianist Ferenc Liszt, Müpa Budapest’s Liszt Fest International Cultural Festival (held between 7 and 22 October) will present concert-goers with the leading artists and the latest productions of the Hungarian and international music scene, offering a variety of performances, from classical chamber music productions and jazz concerts to dance shows and literary & visual art events on more than a dozen locations.


Liszt Celebration
Photo: Zsófia Pályi

Chimney Cake Festival

A beloved sweet treat known for its shape resembling a chimney, kürtőskalács has been reborn as an exciting, cream-filled dessert dream. Thanks to open-air Kürtősbon Fesztivál, organized at Zoo Budapest from 14 to 16 October, visitors get the opportunity to experience the flavour explosion. One can choose from several mouth-watering fillings such as raspberry-chocolate, cinnamon-plum and walnut-apricot. The family-friendly mini festival offers entertainment as well including concerts and arts & crafts for children. To attend, purchase a ticket to the zoo!

Website | 1146 Budapest, Állatkerti körút 14.

Kürtősbon Fesztivál
Photo: Vitéz Kürtős (Facebook)