The 7th annual Budapest Magalica Festival begins on Friday 7th February celebrating the Mangalica variety of pigs made famous by Hungary.
The Mangalica festival is one of the leading culinary events taking place in Budapest bringing foodies in to direct contact with breeders and producers of a variety of culinary products.
Entry to the festival is free of charge event with a vast array of exhibitors offering products to try and buy including cheese, homemade jams, syrups, honeys, oils, spices, hams as well as a huge variety of related wares and Mangalica products.
Visitors can choose from roast pork dishes accompanied by some of the best Hungarian wines and brandies. On Saturday the traditional ‘pot dish’ cooking competition will takes place with teams competing to produce the best dish whilst each afternoon and evening there is a live music programme.
If you are interested in meeting some of the stars of the shows there will be a livestock exhibition with four varieties of Mangalica pig and a sow with piglets to say hello to.
The Mangalica festival takes place at Szabadság tér in the V district of Budapest. Parking is available at Szabadság tér.