Saint George’s Day Livestock Drive-Out Festival at Hortobágy

The all day long Livestock Drive-Out Festival awaits visitors with various programmes on the 27th of April.

Folklore has always associated the beginning of spring with St George’s Day on the 24th of  April, depending on the weather and the state of the pastures, this was the time when livestock were moved from their winter shelters to summer pastures and the shepherds were taken in. 


Programmes of the Festival:
9:30 – 10:00 p.m. – Driving “Renyhe” stallion out into puszta
10:00 – 1:00 p.m.  – World Heritage Day – family activities
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – St. George’s Day Driving out Festival
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  – Concert by János Csík and Mezzo


Guests are also welcome with a full day of activities at the Mátai Ménes from 09:30 a.m
The day will start with the driving out of the mare into the wilderness, followed by the Hortobágy National Park’s family programmes in the square in front of the Inn such as  puppet theatre and stilt performances, nature and folk games, handicraft activities featuring local handicraft products.. 
From 2 p.m. shepherds, herdsmen, six-oxen and folk carriages, and the sight of a horse-drawn carriage galloping in the Arena will provide an unforgettable experience. 

As a curiosity of this year’s event, the Municipality of Hajdú-Bihar County will present the local and regional specialities of 17 municipalities in the “County Tasting Street”, a gastronomic event where visitors will be introduced to the local and regional specialities of 17 municipalities.

Participation in the programme is free of charge.

Date: 27 April, 9.30 a.m.
span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Location: Hortobágy


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