The first whiff of spring arrives to the City of Gyula!
March, 31 – April, 2. 2017. – Mark the date at your Gastro Calendar!
Even though Gyula is worthwhile to visit anytime of the season, the coming event not in the peak season is to bring together families, friends and enjoy the delicious, mouth-watering yummies outdoor in the ray of the early spring.
This year it will be held for the seventh time the Sausage and Sódarmustra Festival. The main goal of this event is to present internationally with presentations, to popularization and to introduce experience-focused exhibition, by showing the traditional way with smoked products and sausages. One of the curiosities of the festival will be the “growers” trade competition. The Gyulai Sausage already been listed in a remarkable place of „Hungaricum” goods and this festival is also a fine time to present by showing the traditional way smoked products and sausages are made. These were the introduction words by the Dr. Ernő Görgényi – Major of Gyula at the press gathering in the Gyulai Pálinka House. Also said, Q.: “As part of this event will be continuing the popular series of guess the weight of the ham. He/She who guess at as closely as possible the weight of the Sódar will be the winner and to take home whole ham. A couple of highlights … Craft fair, Theme Park, participate at a professional presentation to learn about the “Gyulai Sódar” at the HQ’s of Gyulai Traditional Butchers’ Association guided tour to visit the Museum and tasting sausage. In addition to the 3Days event, many colorful concert program will be to entertain the visitors. On Friday, the focus will be on rollicking music, including the Republic and the Familiar faces, Pernahajder Campbell, Over3 and the Dirty Slippers bands step on stage. Over the years has become a prestigious cultural and gastronomic festival, which in terms of tourism is of paramount importance.”
Aliz Komoróczki – managing director – Gyula Tourism Office, spoke about the population of Gyula which has 30000 inhabitants. The city is offering so much to see and visit in the aspect of tourism. The city has 5000 beds at 3, 4 and 5 star hotel and a number of rent a room and apartments. Mainly, known already by locals and foreigners who yearly came to enjoy the healing strength of the mineral spa at the Gyula Castle Bath – Aqua Palace. The opening of last year the Almásy Palace after reconstruction already well received by the locals and even visitors arriving outside of Gyula. The city’s main goal is to be at hand serving its resident all the locally prepared and produced honey, beer, pálinka, confectionery, hand-made bonbons, veggyies, food, meat and last but not least the famous Gyulai Pálinka. This is biggest sausage festival. The guests once again are welcomed with local products which is an important fact for the city. The city has so much to share with its visitors. Mainly, Gyula Castle Bath – Aqua Palace with its medical Spa is the highlight of the city. The opening of last year the Almásy Palace, after its reconstruction already well received by the locals and even visitors arriving outside of Gyula. And now in the south-east of the country has become as tradition the country’s biggest sausage festival and needless to say welcomes its guests once again.
The event organizer: Tibor Bórdás commemorated the tradition year-by-year as the introducing their famous butchers of Gyula. Added, all professional appearance emphasis on the city’s gastronomic and touristic values. During the festival will be presented the city’s rich region gastronomic and opportunity in displaying local values. At the event the visitors may learn the way of the traditional meat processing and its customs. Can taste the real Hungarian pork dishes highlighted the main organizer. The Gyula System Ltd. has managed to win the Gyulai Butchers Association of Traditional – culinary programs related technical supervisor of the event, ensuring a high standard of professional gastronomic. This year, for the first time proclaiming the Viharsarki Sausages Championship. Beside the sausages also traditional practices: as hams and smoked products will be at the international competition. Both taking place on the opening day of the competition and applicants are more than welcome by registration. Last year there were 117 entries, such as from Transylvania and Highland bringing their handicraft products. Also there has been interest to join this unique festival from Germany and Spain highlighted the main organizer.
For the media representatives a demo was shown how the famous home-made Gyulai sausage is produced on the spot by Imre Dinya – small producers – owner of Gyula Sausage manufacture and served for tasting. Also at the press gathering the representatives were taken on a Palinka route in tasting dozens of winner of the world spirits awarded Gyulai Pálinka Manufactory Ltd., at the Tasting Hall.
The coming week-end is worthwhile not to be missed to join by Hungarians and foreigners to the well-intensity programs to the quality of meat products offering special dining experience, serving excellent, home-made prepared offers by “craft” butchers hams, smoked meats, sausages entice guests to taste. In addition to the traditional meat-processing practices, methods, of course, the presence of the majority of the pork dishes can be tasted during the event. Also keep in mind to pay a visit downtown the superb sophisticated and cozy place the Guinness Pub.
An excellent opportunity to take a break to join Gyulai Sausage and Sódarmustra
by locals and foreigners to Visit Gyula!
Visitors will be guaranteed at the time being not to be disappointed as gaining experiences on the tasting tour. Excellent food, meat products, Hungarian pálinka and display of crafts at hand will be filled with the cavalcade of colorful programs for adults and children.
The event ticket is required. Daily ticket: 1000HUF. The 3-day pass: 2500HUF. Free admission under the age of 10 years.
Chapter 2. with sights and sound coming soon!
Update and snaps Aggie Reiter