EGER IN SEPTEMBER
The highlight of the month's festivities is, as you might have already guessed, the Harvest Festival taking place in Szépasszony Völgy on the 23rd and 24th September
The heady days of August are now a distant memory and Autumn is upon us. Although in many tourist destinations this is the month that sees restaurants, hotels, museums and sights winding down and moving into off-season mode, here in Eger this is not the case. Why? Because it is in September that the grapes are harvested and, this is something to be celebrated in a city marinated in wine for most, if not all of its history.
The highlight of the month's festivities is, as you might have already guessed, the Harvest Festival taking place in Szépasszony Völgy on the 23rd and 24th September. Over 200 cellars will be opening their doors to wine lovers from all over Hungary and beyond in celebration of the harvest. There will also be programs for all the family, live music, a fairground and lots, lots more.
If you want to learn more about Eger visit our pages detailing the history of wine in Eger,recent vintages, the story of how Bull's Blood got its name and more.
Of course, there is more to Eger than wine and as usual we round up the events and progams taking place in the 'Baroque Pearl of Hungary' (as the city is sometimes referred to)
September is a great time to come and visit Eger be it for a day, a weekend or longer. Scroll down for information on what's happening this month, and for more on the best restaurants, accommodation and sights in Eger pop over to www.ieger.com.
- Harvest Festival in Gyöngyös. Celebrating the Matra wine region and their produce.
- NGO Days in Érsékkert. A chance to see all the good work done by these civil organisations and have a bit of fun at the same time.
- Noszvaj Cellar and Oven Cooking Festival. Taking place in a village just outside Eger this is well worth a visit, if you've had enough of the cellars then there is much more the village has to offer
- Hungarian Market and Festival. This is a monthly event that takes place in the Archbishop's Park (Érsékkert) and is a celebration of all things Magyar.
Markets in September
Although there are a lot pf places to buy tacky, mass produced souvenirs in Eger, we would recommend trying to get along to one of the antique/flea markets currently the craze in and around the town. You can get a genuine piece of Hungarian craft at a fraction of the price (especially if you haggle) all the while enjoying a unique experience.
The Bükk National Park in September
The Bükk National Park is an absolute gem at any time of the year but it really comes into its own in the Autumn.