29 August - 1 September 2019
  Vál, Lake Velence      Hungary

Adults Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Director:  Mr. Aron Kovats

The village of Vál is situated 45 kilometers from Budapest and 40 kilometers from the popular holiday resort of Lake Velence. The small settlement has rich historical past and valuable folk art. The "Vál-Valley" international folk art festival organized every year, where apart from Hungarian folk dancers several foreign folk ensembles take part. Lake Velence is the third largest lake in Hungary It is a popular holiday destination among Hungarians. The lake has an area of 26 km2, one third of which is covered by the common reed. Because of the sunny climate of the area and the shallowness of the lake, it is one of the warmest lakes in Europe: its temperature in the summer may reach 26 to 28 °C.


  • Youth and adult folklore groups, folk choirs, folk music bands from all over the world (over 14 years)
  • The number of the participants are limited
  • At every 25 participant 1 is gratis

Participation fee:

  • 125 Euro per person in 3* Hotel: (2 bedded rooms, supplement for a single room is 13 €/person/day)
    • Additional day is 40 Euro/person/day

Participation fee includes:

  • Participation at the festival concerts
  • Accommodation in hotel or youth hostel (3 nights)
  • Half board (2 meals/day)
  • Diploma, gift
  • Sightseeing tour 

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Some optional programs 
  • Insurance

Program of the festival:

29 August
 Arriving at the accommodation
Meeting with the organizers, and guides
Discussing the next day’s programs
Free program
30 August
 After breakfast free program – wine tasting, boat trip, refreshing in the Lake Velence 
Afternoon short performance in Vál – the participants of the festival meet each other – typical Hungarian „dance house” – live music, teaching dances with a folk band/folk musicians
Dinner, free program
31 August
 After breakfast free program, visiting the Dinnyés Castle Park or Székesfehérvár
Afternoon marching, opening ceremony, performance at the Folk Festival
Receiving the gifts and diplomas
1 September
 After breakfast, departure of the participants
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.