Spring Festivals Part 3, Bridge Market Festival

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The Bridge Market Festival is my favorite festival of the year πŸ™‚

It takes place at the end of May. They close off one of the bridges from traffic and craftsmen take over the bridge with their unique products. The festival is 2 days long. ThereΒ  is food and drinks and lots of craftsmen products.This is what the festival looks like: Photo source szegedma.hu

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My new favorite stand is the Starbucks stand πŸ™‚ This is the second year they have attended the festival. They sell coffee and muffins. And on childrens day they gave free muffins for the kids. Really nice of them. I got a blueberry muffin and a caramel frappuccino πŸ™‚

They sell lots of things at the festival:

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Baskets.

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Sweets.

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Cheese.

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Toys-

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Soap.

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Plants and pottery.

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Some more pottery.

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Gingerbread.

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I went to the festival early in the morning so it was not so busy yet.

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Every year I buy mugs from my favorite mug making guy πŸ™‚ Here are this years mugs πŸ™‚ One of them was a present for our physical therapist to show her our gratitude for helping BB#2 learn to walk πŸ™‚

What is your favorite festival.

Wine Square

Every September the city’s oldest square: Cathedral Square turns into Wine Square, a Wine Festival.

The Cathedral situated on the square was built about 100 years ago. It is the fourth largest church in Hungary. The towers are both 91m high. The square is surrounded by buildings of the University.

In the summer the square turns into a summer open air theather where musicals and operas are performed.

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They had kids programs:

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Food:

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Wine:

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This was an exciting Wine Festival for me, because I actually got to taste wine. I haven’t been able to drink alcohol for about 2 years (TTC, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding). I tried 2 types of white wine both from the Tokaj Wine region. One of the wines I tasted was Kedves Cuvee 2012 (Nice Cuvee 2012) from the Tokajicum winery. It is a sweet wine, in the aroma you can discover apricots and dried figs and you can taste ripe pears. So it is a fruitfull sweet wine. Really yummy πŸ™‚

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Blackberry #1 is a real gourmet, he wanted to sniff my wine glass after I drank it:

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What is wine without cheese?:

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We also bought strudels. Apple, Sour cherry, Poppy seed and Chesnut:

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Have you ever been to a wine festival?

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Fish Soup Festival

Our city is located on the banks of the river Tisza. So fresh water fish and fish soup is very popular here.

This weekend was the 17th fish soup festival!

So the boys and I went, even though Blackberry #2 is too small for fish, Blackberry #1 only eats frozen fish sticks and I don’t really like fresh water fish, I am more into salmon and tuna….

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They have this huge cauldron in which they make 14 000 portions of fish soup! You can also buy fish soup in a bunch of other places.

If you don’t want fish soup you can buy fish in other forms:

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Blackberry #1 and his little friends enjoying the festival:

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Blackberry #1 loves Kurtoskalacs (Chimney cake). It is a delicious pastry made entirely from natural ingredients. The pastry dough is wrapped like a ribbon around a wooden cylinder or roller and then baked in a Chimney Cake oven. Once baked, the hot, sticky pastry is rolled in toppings such as sugar, cinnamon, walnut or coconut. We have to buy this at every festival πŸ™‚

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Have you been to any good festivals lately?