Szekszárd Harvest Festival 2014

The Harvest Days in Szekszárd will be organized to preserve the tradition of harvest and to maintain the noble connection between wine and culture.

This event is held every year on the third weekend of September. The organizers provide high-quality programs, exhibitions, concerts and wine-tastings to the visitors, including gastronomic specialties of the region. Not only professional artists, but amateur groups and alternative bands will also be present, along with DJs and a street dance program.

Szekszárd Harvest Day 2014
The most spectacular part of the event is the Harvest March, to be held on Saturday afternoon. Creative formations of equipment related to the harvest, colorful traditional folk dresses, folk dance ensembles and related institutions will participate in the march.

Similar to last year, the Wine Courtyard will be established in the renovated, historical city center, where 39 local winery and 2 spirit house will comfort visitors looking for local wines and spirits.

Szekszárd, a small city with historical atmosphere, is located in the South-Pannon region of Hungary, just a step from the river Danube, surrounded by gentle sloping hills. The name of Szekszárd immediately reminds us to red wine, because red wine has been cultivated over thousands of years on the hills surrounding the city.
Szekszárd is proud of its wine culture and folk traditions, which are recalled on the third weekend of every September and celebrated with music, dance, local food stalls, street performances and an arts and crafts market to be held during the wine festival spanning over several days.

Date: 18–21 September, 2014
Location: Szekszárd, Hungary

PROGRAM

WINE SEMINAR

(wine show and wine tasting)

Location:Garay Restaurant (Garay Square), Wine tasing ticket cost HUF 1.200

Booking of tickets at Garay Cellar, and at Szekszárd Borvidék Kft., Tel.: 3674 673-709, e-mail:szekszardborvidek@tolna.net. Tickets are also available on the spot.

19 September (Friday)

17:00 NeinerFamily Cellar
18:00 NémethJános Winery
19:00 VirághegyiWinery

20 September (Saturday)

16:00 Fekete Cellar
17:00 Illyés Mansion
18:00 Brill Palinka House
19:00 Vida Family Wine Farm
21 Szeptember (Sunday)

16:00 Toronyi Cellar
17:00 Baron von Twickel Grape Fram
18:00 Bodri Winery

CONSTANT PROGRAMS DURING THE FESTIVAL

KingBéla Square: Wine Court, Street of Meels

Openinghours of Wine court:

Thursday: 18:00– 01:00
Friday : 14:00 – 01:00
Saturday: 10:00– 01:00
Sunday: 10:00– 01:00

St. István Square: Handicraft and local products Fair (Friday– Sunday)

Prometheusz Park: Playing Park

Exhibitions:

Babits Mihály Cultural Center,Marble Hall: Treasures of Tibet – Educational Exhibition

Belvárosi Kávéház (Downtown Caffee): Badics Gábor photographer „WineCellars and GrapeFarms in Szekszárd” – Photo exhibition (opening 18 Sep, 17:00)

Wine Musem: Forrai FerencWine-Label Exhibition (opening 19 Sep, 20:00)

Agóra Arts House: Kazinczy János Antal painter’s Exhibition(opening 20 Sep, 11:00)

Babits Mihály Cultural Center, Bakta Hall: „Message of our dress”
– TraditionalHungarian CostumesExhibition (opening 21 Sep, 10:30)

Babits Mihály Cultural Center, Agóra Hall: Faces of Tolnai Klári– Memoril Exhibition (1-30 Sep)

Babits Mihály Cultural Center,Youth Street: Szekszárd Photo Club – Photo Exhibition (18-30 Sep)

For more information:
szekszardiszuretinapok.hu

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