VIII. „Vál-Valley” Folk Festival


Hungary – Vál, Lake Velence


30 August – 02 September 2018


from 79 €

The village of Vál is situated 45 kilometers from Budapest and 25 kilometers from the popular holiday resort of Lake Velence.
The small settlement has rich historical past and valuable folk art.
The “Vál-Valley” international folk art festival organized every year, where apart from Hungarian folk dancers several foreign folk ensembles take part.
Lake Velence is the third largest lake in Hungary It is a popular holiday destination among Hungarians. The lake has an area of 26 km2, one third of which is covered by the common reed. Because of the sunny climate of the area and the shallowness of the lake, it is one of the warmest lakes in Europe: its temperature in the summer may reach 26 to 28 °C


30 August 2018
Arriving at the accommodation
Meeting with the organizers, and guides
Discussing the next day’s programs
Free program
31 August 2018
After breakfast free program – wine tasting, boat trip, refreshing in the Lake Velence, excursion to Martonvásár, visit to Brunszvyk Castle
Afternoon short performance in Vál – the participants of the festival meet each other
Guest groups may teach their traditional dances
Dinner, free program
1 September 2018
After breakfast free program, visiting the Dinnyés Castle Park
visiting Székesfehérvár, which is one of the richest Hungarian cities: one of the capitals of the most important medieval kingdoms, a royal residence, a coronation city. Its downtown is abound in monuments and sights.
Afternoon marching, opening ceremony, performance at the Folk Festival
Receiving the gifts and diplomas
Traditional Hungarian „dance-house” – live music, teaching dances with a folk band/folk musicians
2 September 2018
Breakfast, departure of the participants

Further Information

Youth and adult folklore groups, folk choirs, folk music bands from all over the world
(over 14 years)
The number of the participants are not limited
At every 25 participant 1 is gratis

Participation fee includes
Participation at the festival concerts
Accommodation in hotel or youth hostel (3 nights)
Half board (2 meals/day)
Diploma, gift

Participation fee does not include:
Some optional programs

Participation fee
Youth Hostel: 79 €/person (4-8 bedded rooms, with private bathroom)
Additional day is 25€/person/day

3* Hotel: 119 €/person (3-4 bedded rooms; supplement for a double room is 5 €/person/day, supplement for a single room is 12 €/person/day)
Additional day is 38€/person/day

Application deadline:  15 July 2018

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