Sunday, 17 July 2011

Programmes for the summer in Hodmezovasarhely

Between the 15th and 17th of July there will be a Harvest Festival in Martely.

Martely is a community only 8 kilometres from Hodmezovasarhely which belongs to Hodmezovasarhely Small Region. Its main attraction is the backwater of the river Tisza. The landscape is wonderful and it attracts many visitors in all seasons. Throughout the year it is a great place for fishermen and anglers because of the river.
Martely also attracts artists, especially painters. During the summer there is a special workshop for them and some of their works are exhibited int he Annual Autumn Exhibition in Hodmezovasarhely in October.

The Harvest Festival will be held in Tiszapart Camping where you will see an exhibition of the local agricutlture in addition to traditional instruments and machines. In the afternoon there will be a procession to the Village Hall with folk dancers, reapers and partner towns representatives. From the Village Hall everyone will go to the corn-field and the reapers start traditional harvest with hand. In the evening there will be a ball with folk dancers and lots of palinka! If you have nowhere to stay you can book an apartment, a wooden hose or you can even try staying in a jurta, a traditional Hungarian tent. You can also stay in

Hodmezovasarhely as there are numerous hotel sin the town and go to Martely by car. If you like cycling there is a very good cycle lane between Hodmezovasarhely and Martely and this way you can drink as much palinka as you want.

The cycle lane continues to Mindszent, a nearby town only 8 kilometres from Martely, and 13 from Hodmezovasarhely where you can go swimming in the river Tisza. The river bank is sandy and the water is clear.

Hodmezovasarhely - Martely Map

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