OktoberFest Budapest

A Beer Festival with Family Programs – FREE Entry

Dates: Sept 29 – Oct 01 & Oct 06 – 08, 2023

Location #1: Fröccsterasz, Erzsébet tér 11-13, Bp 1051

Location #2: Margaret Island Gastro Promenade (Sept 29 – Oct 01 Only)

Beer lovers cannot complain of lack of beer festivals in Budapest.

After the Downtown Beer Festival at the end of summer, beer lovers get to enjoy Oktoberfest Budapest at two locations and dates.

The Fröccsterasz, right next to Erzsébet Square downtown Budapest hosts the festival two times:

  • September 29 – October 01, and
  • October 06 – 08.
a young couple wearing the symbolic grey hat of the Oktoberfest sitting at an outdoor table with theri large,offwhite dog sitting between them

The other location is Margaret Island where the festival will be held between September 29 – October 01.

The best craft breweries from Hungary, Bavaria and other countries will be present at both places offering a choice of 300 beers.

FREE Entry with a gratis Oktoberfest Budapest mug!

The night programs starting after 23.00 can be attended with a ticket that you can buy on the premises.

Some of the programs of the 2-day festival:

  • The award-winner beer from the München OktoberFest along with other original OktoberFest brews
  • A wide choice of local and international beers
  • Great food selection
  • Cultural and children programs,
  • Concerts, Parties by Hungarian performers, bands and DJ-s.

Location – Two Dates & Venues In 2023

  • Fröccsterasz – next to Erzsébet Square in the city centre, Address: Erzsébet tér 11-13., Budapest 1051
  • Margaret Island-Gastro Promenade/Margitsziget-Gasztro Sétány, Budapest 1138

Getting There:

  • Fröccsterasz at Erzsébet Square: Deák Ferenc tér metro hub (M1, M2, M3 lines), from there a a short walk
  • Margitsziget: take tram 4 or 6 to Margitsziget lejáró, get off and walk: the Gasztro Promenade at Pualnaer Beer Garden & Terrace is not far from the Musical Fountain, on the right shore of the island

The downtown location in Erzsébet Square is right in the centre with excellent public transport connections. What’s more, the covered terrace provides protection in case of rain.

Margaret Island is a sprawling park embraced by the Danube. You can easily get there as well using public tarnsport (trams 4 and 6) or by bike.

the Danubius Fountain and statue in Erzsébet Square in October
Erzsébet Square – Downtown Budapest
4 older men sitting at a table , a blue banner with Oktoberfest Budapest written hanging next to them on a wooden divider
A Bavarian music band performing on the stage at the Froccsterasz location of Oktoberfest Budapest
Live Concert
The glass roofes interior of Fröccsterasz packed with people on the beer festival
Oktoberfest In Full Swing At Fröccsterasz

The beuaitiful wooded and landscaped island is an excellent venue for an outdoor festival.

If you come with kids to the OktoberFest then we recommend going to the Margaret Island venue where you can find lots of entertainment for the little ones (playgrounds, a small zoo with animal petting).

Live concerts – Bavarian folk music – and free Oktoberfest memorabilia (official Paulaner Oktoberfest beer mug and Bavarian festival hat) are the additional draws of the festival in this venue.

Opening Hours – OktoberFest Budapest 2023

Fröccsterasz – Erzsébet Square, Sept 29 – Oct 01 & Oct 06 – 08:

  • Friday: 17.00 – 22.00
  • Saturday: 12.00 – 22.00
  • Sunday: 14.00 – 20.00
  • from 23.00: concerts, party and dancing on the terrace of Fröccsterasz-Télikert (tickets are available on the premises)

Margaret Island Gastro Promenade, Sept 29 – Oct 01:

  • Friday: 17.00 – 22.00
  • Saturday: 12.00 – 22.00
  • Sunday: 12.00 – 20.00
middle-aged woman with dark hair and wearing glasses drinking a mug of wheat beer sitting a wooden bench in apark

Food At The OktoberFest Budapest Festival – Margarte Island Location

In the Bavarian Gastro Court you can have a taste of Bavaria with traditional dishes like

  • Wiesn-Hendl – grilled chicken with potato salad or coleslaw
  • roasted pork knuckle
  • grilled sausages and
  • Bavarian pretzel, the Brezn

Sweets & Desserts

  • Heart-shaped gingerbread
  • Strudel, and.
  • Chimney cakeYou can also taste Hungarian delicacies, street food, enjoy concerts by more than 50 performers.

Craft Beers & Food Trucks

Look also for the food truck area to sample the best Hungarian and international craft beers and street food.

two Bavarian pretzels on a paper plate
Bavarian Pretzel
4 chimney cakes in a wicker basket
Chimney Ckae (Kürtös Kalács)
two Oktoberfest beer mugs with some beer in them
woman wearng glasses and the symbolic grey Oktoberfest hat holding an empty beer mug in her right hand


Breweries That Will Be Present On the Oktoberfest:

  • Betyár Fekete
  • Fóti Kézműves Sörfőzde
  • Gyertyános Serfőzde
  • Bors Sörfőzde
  • Pécsi Sörfőzde
  • Mister Sörház
  • Beerfort Sörfőzde
  • Lehmann Sörfőzde
  • Rizmajer Brewery
  • Rotburger
  • Szent András Sörfőzde
  • Bador Sörfőzde
  • Heinken
  • Belga Sörök Háza (Belgian Beers)
  • Zirci Apátsági Sör
  • Csiki Sör
  • Hedon Sörfőzde
  • EPA Sör
  • Domján Sörfőzde.
middle-aged men drinking a mug of unfiltered wheat beer

Source: official webiste of the event

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