Nemzeti Vágta/National Gallop-An Equestrian Contest & Festival
Dates: September 30 – October 01, 2023
Note: The National Gallop moved from Budapest to Szilvásvárad town in 2022. It’s located in Northern Hungary in the vicinity of Eger. Please viist the official website of the event for more details.
The National Gallop is a celebration of Hungarian traditions and the countryside including traditional Hungarian horseback riding and hussar traditions.
The main attraction of the event is the horse riding race to which any Hungarian citizen aged 18 and older can enter, male or female without weight limitations.
Each year around 100 settlements nominate for the Vágta out of which riders are chosen through regional contests.
The spectacular event takes place on the vast historic plaza, Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square), close to City park.
Table of Contents – National Gallop Budapest
TIP: Accompanying programs – gastronomy and craft fair – will take place on Andrássy Avenue – the hip Parisian-style thoroughfare starting at Heroes’ Sqr.
Remember to also explore the renewed City Park with its numerous new attractions.
- Heroes’ Square/Hősök tere, Budapest
- Grand stand tickets if you want to watch the race: 3.000 – 4.000 HU
Apart from the horse riding race, the National Gallop is a large-scale cultural festival that enriches the colourful event palette of Budapest.
The “Kitchen of Hungary” (Magyarország Konyhája), and the “Wine Garden (Borkert)” offer a taste of local gastronomy and drinks.
Program Schedule (Will Be Announced Later)
Folk Dance House on Heroes’ Square
Date & Time: has not been announced yet.
Come and celebrate the 13th birthday of the National Gallop!
Join the dancers on Heroes’ Square and whirl away to the local tunes, taste our food, wines and bee. It’s a great program to get a genuine feel of Hungarian culture.
More Information: Event website.
More Budapest Events, Activities in September – Jewish Sumer Festival – Street Food Market & Főzdefeszt Craft Beer Festival – Budapest Wine Festival – Sweet Days Chocolate Festival – Cultural Heritage Days