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Bakator Wine and Gastronomy Festival -Bihardiószeg, Zichy Castle Garden

On 28th May 2022 discover the rich wine culture of the Érmellék region at the fourth Bakator Wine and Gastronomy Festival!

Érmellék region

The padlocks are removed from the cellar doors of the Padalja line in Diószeg, winemakers will be waiting for guests and they are filling Bakator, Királyleányka, Muskotály, and Riesling in their glasses. There will be music, and cheerful songs and the sound of toasting of glasses can be heard everywhere. 

Meanwhile, the goulash is stewing in the cauldrons, the beef is roasting in the oven, and gorgeous scents are floating in the air.

In the cellar, locally prepared dishes are also waiting for the visitors: goulash, chips, fresh roasts, and gray beef stew. The settlements of Érmellék also bring their high-quality food from rural farms (syrups, zucchini, honey, cheeses, telemea, brandies, meat products) and their handicrafts (gingerbread, dry pasta, jewelry, embroidery). Farmers and producers have to pay for food, drinks, and trade fare in Romanian lei, but the Hungarian forint is also accepted in Padalja.  Note: There is only a cash payment option!

This year in addition to local wines, traditional flavours, and quality music, the Érmellék folk dance groups, and groups from further afield, including Debrecen will also play a leading role.

Érmelléki Children and Youth Folk Dance Meeting

  • Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Folk Dance Ensemble Bábota (Monostorpetri),
  • Fényes Folk Dance Group (Csokaly),
  • Hortobágy Folk Dance Ensemble (Debrecen),
  • Ezüstperje Folk Dance Ensemble (Érsemjén),
  • Gilice Folk Dance Ensemble (Paptamási),
  • Nyílóakác Folk Dance Ensemble (Érmihályfalva),
  • Szömörce Folk Dance Ensemble (Bihardiószeg),
  • Zajgó Folk Dance Ensemble (Székelyhíd)

Agyag Banda interactive show

When: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Somiszo band concert

When: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Drimba Cristina concert

When: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hegedüs Szabolcs concert

When: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

4S Street concert

When: 10 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Enjoy the UEFA Champions League Final!

🎫 Entrance fee:

10 lei, including tasting glass. The tasting glass is non-refundable.

Payment – throughout the event – is possible in lei and forints. Note: There is only a cash payment option!

The event is open to visitors without a patronage card.


The location of the festival can be approached from several directions:

– After the Lászavértes small border crossing (open between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Hungarian time) we turn right 200 meters, then approx. After 5 km we reach the settlement 45 km from Debrecen;

– After the large border crossing in Nyírábrány (open 24hrs) we turn towards Oradea in Érmihályfalva, we follow the main road E671 to the settlement of Diosig (77 km from Debrecen).

Location: Bihardiószeg Zichy-kastélykert

ℹ️ Please note that the Székelyhíd-Létavértes border crossing closes at 10 p.m. Hungarian time. After 10 p.m., we recommend crossing the border at the Érmihályfalva-Nyírábrányi or Bors-Ártándi border crossing.

We reserve the right to change the programme!