The Festival of Folk Arts is undoubtedly the best cultural and art event of Hungary. This event, that takes place in Budapest, gathers craftsmen from all corners of Hungary and brings hundreds of years of Hungarian art together in one place.
While attending the festival, you can choose to simply observe or be an active participant. Certainly, the latter brings more fun, though! Around 800 booths demonstrate how to make decorative items or useful household objects. You can also make woodcarvings, basketwork, pottery, gingerbread, lace, or candles for yourself.
If you don't have the time or desire for DIY activities, you can simply browse for souvenirs. Don't forget to try some local festival delicacies, such as "kürtőskalács" (chimney cake) and "töki pompous" (a focaccia-style pizza).