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Festival

“History and Folklore” Castle Festival

Application Form Date: 14 - 17 May, 2020
Location: Várpalota, Tés, Hungary
Director: WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 December, 2019
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                          I N V I T A T I O N

 With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups, Ballroom dance teams, art schools, Music theatre, modern dance teams, orchestras and majorette teams), (children and youth  groups) to participate on  “History and Folklore” Castle Festiva from 14 – 17 May  2020

Halfway between Lake Balaton and Lake Velence, Várpalota is located at the foot of the Bakony Mountains. At its main square is the Palace of Várpalota, also known as Thury Castle, which has survived many bloody sieges. (Thury György was the most famous captain of the castle in the 1500s.)

Built in the 1300s, the castle is one of the oldest surviving medieval castles in Hungary.

For centuries it was the scene of fighting. Nowadays it is the home of arts.

There are several exhibitions in the castle – a collection of local history and folk art, an exhibition of military uniforms, a chemical museum and a mining history collection.

In the courtyard of the castle, among the ancient walls of the castle, music and dance programs await visitors. The Castle Festival expects adult and youth folk dance groups and folk music groups from all over the world.

Tés , a small village on the eastern side of Bakony Hill, is the other venue of the festival.

Music and dances of Hungarians and other nations appear in the festival program, enriched by many traditionalist programs.

 

                                                    PROGRAM

14.05 2020

Arriving at the accommodation

Meeting with the organizers, and guides

Discussing the next day’s programs

Dinner

Free program – sightseeing, bathing, evening walks in Székesfehérvár

 

15 May 2020

Free program – sightseeing in Székesfehérvár

Sights – Old Town, Orb, Town Hall, Bory Castle, Episcopal Palace, Flower Clock,

Ruins

Bathing in the Turkish bath

Afternoon – Várpalota, view of the castle

Parade, performance in the courtyard of the castle

Receiving the gifts and diplomas

Dinner

Free program

 

16 May 2020

Folklore Day – Bakony Jollification Folklore Festival

Excursion to Bakony Hill, Tés village

All day long tradition preserving programs – horse and fighting demonstration, craft fair, craft playhouse, petting zoo, folk playground, settlement demonstration, horseback riding, carriage rides, parade, folk dance houses, concerts.

Seeing the sights of the village – Roman Bath waterfall, windmills

Performing at the Folklore Festival

Dinner

 

17 May 2020

Departure, optional program – boat trip on Lake Balaton (70 km), on Lake Velence (30 km), sightseeing in Budapest (65 km)

Participants:

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

 

Participation fee includes

Participation at the festival concerts

Accommodation in hotel 3* (3 nights)

Half board (2 meals/day)

Diploma, gift

 

Participation fee does not include:

Transport

Some optional programs

Tourist tax: 2 €/person/day, payment on the spot at the accommodation

 

Participation fee

135 €/person (2 bedded rooms)3* Hotel:

Hotel Szent Gellért (free wellness and spa)

https://www.szentgellerthotel.hu/index.php/en/

Hotel Platán - http://www.hotelplatan.eu/en/

Additional day is 42 €/person/day

 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED..

 

Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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