We hardly can wait for the craftsmen exhibitors to fill the square each year with their heart and handmade items. Sith besides the lights, tastes and fragrances their handmade items are also contributing greatly to the spirit of the Advent at the basilica. While last year we were unable to meet and shop in person, this year we get the chance to buy fairing, haggle, eat chimney cake, drink mulled wine and let the holiday spirit enchant us once again.
Besides the craftsmen exhibitors, unique culinary stands await visitors as well: in addition to the classic fair foods, streetfood, bbq dishes and the traditional cuisine of the Hungarian csárda will be available as well, provided by the top-notch Baricska Csárda.
Apart from hot beverages, such as hot chocolate and hot cocktails traditional and specially flavoured mulled wine options will be served as well.
Just as in previous years spirit and cosiness will fill the square. For this craftsman, artifices, artists and their unique hand made items contribute greatly. Without them the holiday wouldn’t be the same. Come and see their products.
Kerámia Kályha Kft. has been engaged in ceramic production for 12 years. At the Advent Feast they offer bowlers, evaporators, mugs, pourers, ceramic Christmas items.
The Artushka workshop and shop was founded five years ago, combining with Hungarian designers and craftsmen, creating a space where you can choose from a wide range of genuine handicraft products.From the most popular craftsmanship items, there are a wide range of handicraft jewelery and the cutest knit or plush animals them. At the fair you can choose among your favorite products.
Cameleon Art Stúdió – Bereznai és Társa Kft.
Éva Bereznai Szabó ceramic is with us at the Advent Feast from the beginning.With her handmade ceramics and Christmas decorations related to the holiday she takes part in every year. Every Christmas she tries to enhance their range with new products.
Gabriella Kovács began making ceramic objects in 1998 - her dream came true with working with clay. After the mastery of traditional techniques (discs, writing) her current style has been developed for six years. The objects are hand-molded and then burned to the terracotta and after the calcination at 1100° C they get the final colour. The harmony and freedom of the ceramic soul and the clay have brought to life its forms and colors: the Pipacs Ceramics.
Hand-made unique felt jewelry, bags, hats and other felt accessories.
At FreyaGlass Art they make exciting colorful glass jewelery and porcelains. They produce their items from quality raw materials, unique designs and ideas. The shape and color of their jewels are varied - anyone can find the right one for them. The mounts are made of medical steel, so those who are metal-sensitive can also wear them.
Leather accessoires – Gergely Dénes
Dénes Gergely also sells the products of excellent Hungarian leather goods designers and makers, besides their own leather accessories. On the Advent Feastr he offers belts, shoulders and backpacks, tarsolys, wallets, jewels, gloves, key rings in their range.
The giranellis are glass jewelery designed by Rácz Kriszta Sunflower: rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, badges, accessories. They make their jewelery with glass technique from high quality borosilicate, many of them are under design protection.
The giranelli name is an Italian wordplay, "girare" like spinning, circling, and "anelli" as a ring, and reflects that the specialty of our jewels is internal movement and playfulness.
The Páris Baba-Mama Kkt. has been producing puppets for 21 years. Puppets are jeweled craftsmanship products. The visitor can be choose between 140 kind of three- and five-finger puppet gloves on the Advent Feast.
Márta Horváth started to deal with the glass as a hobby. She works with Tiffany glass, glass fusion and glass mosaic techniques. Her products are mainly self-designed, inspired by flora and fauna. The creations are made with meticulous craftsmanship, making them unique.
The Kovács Manufactory started as a family business in 1991. Their workshop preserves their local traditions as part of the Mezőtúr Pottery on a representative list of the UNESCO's Cultural Heritage, and further develops custom and decorative objects based on the designs of Karolina Kovács, a craftsman.
Parpar Art at the Advent Feast offers wreaths, garlands, Christmas decorations, 100% essential oils, door decorations.
Mariann Fazekas Hürkecz, owner of the Parti fur, herited the science of skinner art from her grandparents. Grandfather József Parti had been working in his profession since 1946. Later his daughter joined to the family business. As the granddaughter of József Parti Mariann decided to continue the profession in 1988. The uniqueness and traditions are important for her. In their offer, the customers can find fur or leather jackets made of sheepskin, such as hats, gloves, pelt mamus, pelt slipper, which provides warmth in winter with
Zsolt Kovács and his wife had exactly twenty years of dreaming to work for themselves. Thus in 1998 they established their joint venture. At first they made wooden carvings and began to produce cake patterns and sell them at fairs. Over the past 20 years they travelled around all of our great festivals and major festivals. They get so much love from their customers that we want to do the same for 20 years.
Adventéka – Tóth József
Tóth József has been dealing with the distribution of hand-painted Christmas tree decorations, bowls and other glass objects traditionally made of glass for ten years. They have an established customer base, but with the demands and trends, they strive to expand their offer.
The KOSTY Workshop was founded in the last century with the aim to produce antique picture frames and small furniture. Most of them are made of pine wood, with chemical-free surface treatment, entirely by hand. Antique writing articles come from Italy. At the Advent Feast antique feathers, seals, works of the past, antique picture frames, cabinets, boxes, mirror frames, stationery boxes, scattered paper images can be found.
Leather Manufactory – Buzás Béla
Béla Buzás has been distributing popular and applied arts and quality souvenirs for 20 years. He regularly participates in Christmas and other craft fairs. Based on customer feedback,his work also has an impact on product development. Important aspects are form, size, color richness and environmentally friendly technology.
In the Advent Feast there are bags, belts, key rings, magnets, bracelets, gloves, caps, hoop skirts, boots, bows and accessories.
The Tihanyi Lavender Manufactory was created in 2009 with the mission of spreading the value of Tihany Lavender to a wider audience. For this purpose they show the manifold use of the lavender products they produce. Their products are made in a handicraft factory based on custom design.
At the Adventist Fair you can choose from soaps, perfumes, beauty products, home fragrances, essential oils, soap sticks and other decorations on the booth.
Ökrösszekér Bt. started its operation as a family business in leather goods works in 1994. Their products are made of excellent domestic raw materials: women's and men's wallets, sacks, travel bags and briefcases. They have a wide selection of excellent quality goods.
From Erika Berta's workshop prettier and prettier home accessories, figurines, dolls and souvenirs made of cotton cloth are placed at the Advent Feast.
Szabó Ilona Photo and Glass Art- Wonderglass
Ilona Szabó, from the textile industry, came to the art of glass design. In her workshop she prepares glassware from a variety of processes, from tiny things to huge divisions. The collection includes decorative glassware techniques, ornaments, wallpapers, watches, and even light bulbs with this method. She created her own creation of Tiffany lamps: she pours glasses of different colors using a special method. She thinks the glass has a soul. She wants to shape our minds with her pictures and her hidden feelings and thoughts. Give power to others. To be open again so that we do not be afraid to live the way we really want. And we always believe that anything can succeed. Anything we dream of. The harmony of nature is to serve as a pattern, though sometimes it comes to light, and lightning is scattered by the celestial, but then again the light comes again.
Judit Szász opened his first ceramic workshop in 1995. She always highlights the excellent quality. She burns her utensils on high temperature, makes with handwriting and manual staining. Her main motifs are flowers. With her forms, she is trying to go straight to a simpler line. Her products fit into the furnishings of today's modern and rustic interior spaces.
In 2006 she opened her flower shop with her brother in London. As a result of the market demands, ceramic flowers started to grow. The flowers are formatted manually in original size and are aimed at life-like shapes.
Béla Magyar is an architect-graphic artist making his freehand drawings from the eighties. At first with a pen on paper and then with a digital pen on a digital tablet since 2013 - of course freehand. His key themes: "The Big City", above all Budapest, and the special, surreal relationship between nature and the built environment. He produces Giclée prints from his drawings, some of which include gift items (such as postcards, calendars, posters).
At Inkaház the visitor can find handicraft products made of natural materials from Andes, with unique folk motifs and ornaments.
Simplicity, purity, uniqueness, credibility - these are the angelic Margóceramians. If you really want a special gift, find the 91st stand!
Shop for angelic gifts – Kunfalvi Gábor
For more than 60 years, at Christmas time, we put it in the main place of the decorated tree at the time of my childhood, a photo of a nun admitted to me and a tiny flag representing the born Jesus. In spite of the past, we are celebrating with love.
With our family, we thought that this festive symbol could not only be much for believers, since the preservation and revival of our culture and traditions is a real need for more and more of us. In the "Angels" we have found the common denominator that most people accept without commitment and which can also bridge the true content of the celebration. We have come up with the color and shapes that make people sympathize with people today and make people smile and love. From here, there is only a small step in the "Jazol Respect", which is already a great pleasure for the celebration of more and more families. We would like our gift items to be of permanent memory to others.
At RixArt the first stainless steel bracelet was made in 2009 ... He was followed by many ideas and accomplishments!
The rock / punk / rockabilly / country line is popular but in addition to the wildest pieces, the cheerful colors and elegance are also located. Every piece of glass jewelery features unique colors and shapes and the permanent shape of their steel jewelery is the ever-evolving production line for their help. Anyone can find their own tastes and individuality in them!
Since 1999, Pankotai Workshop has been dealing with the production of custom-made leather clothes and other leather accessories. The best quality European skins are hand-made. Each piece is unique and durable, suitable for today's needs.
PANKOTAI CLASSIC is characterized by the latest in fashion with elegant clean shapes and high quality work. PANKOTAI FOLK has everyday wearable pieces based on traditional Hungarian handicraft traditions. PANKOTAI HUNTING is a durable, quality, practical hunting accessories made of excellent materials.
G Decoration – Bálint István
István Bálint has been engaged in family business since 1991 with ornamental plant decoration and distribution. Since 1995 they have expanded their offer with dried flowers and floral baskets. They have been attending advent fairs for twenty years. Christmas decorations, wreaths and baskets made from natural materials are soldon their stand.
Leather and fur - Ramo-Bert Bt.
Ramo-Bert Bt. was established in 1996, has a 20 years of experience in the leather and fur market. The products they sell are only high quality, premium-quality pieces, only from acknowledged Hungarian designers.
Christmas tree ornaments – Tamásné Geröly Mária folk craftsman
Mária Tamásné Geröly folk craftsman learned the art of husk from her mother. For about 30 years she has been preparing her Christmas tree decorations with her husband.
Szkíta handicraft shop
The Szkíta Handicraft Shop is 21 years old, one of the oldest stores of this kind in the country. From the beginning it operates in downtown. Most of their customers are Hungarian but also popular among tourists because of their authentic handicrafts.
MyCreative has been producing unique mineral jewelery since 2015. They put great emphasis on the use of high quality materials. They are mainly made of high quality mineral beads, semi-precious stones, nickel free and medical accessories.
Bartha Fésű (comb), which operates as a family business, has a long history, the company was founded in 1923 by Mihály Bartha. The products are made mostly out of horn. Their range includes items based on old family patterns, as well as many new, custom-designed creations. They offer more than 40 types of horn combs, nearly 100 types of horn hair clips, 50 types of hair pins, several types of earrings, jewellery, utility items and hunting horns as well.
The trademark protected BeeBor metheglin is made out of selected honeys of the Homoki apiary. Their sweet wine has a strength of 12-13% V/V, which develops only be the fermentation of honey. The drink is made according to a secret recipe, that uses the natural ingredients of honey, such as; minerals, trace elements and natural flavours. These together noble to BeeBor.
We recommend BeeBor to those who are selective, open and like special old-new flavours. Experience has thought us that BeeBor is not only for the liking of those who prefer sweet wine, but for beer lovers, dry wine lovers and those who do not drink alcohol regularly as well. However, BeeBor does not include and grapes or wine it still reminds people of ice wine.
The product of BEEBOR The first Hungarian Honey-wine Manufacture Tm. is a drink made in a national park, that has been awarded with the outstanding label of the Hungarian Craftsmen and with the blue ribbon of Value and Quality.
BeeBor is the beverage of togetherness, a real festive, sipping drink, which consumed together synchronizes souls and hearts, strengthens friendships and make enemies bury the hatchet. This it makes a very special gift for family members, friends, loved ones, colleagues and partners.
Game and smoked meat by Gizike
The company sells sausages and salami made out of game, pork and Mangalitsa pig, graves of duck, Mangalitsa pig and goose, smoked meats, bacon, paste and other meaty delights. Their huge range of products can not only be found in Hungary but abroad as well, mostly on fairs and gastro events.
Besides meats they aslo offer traditional bread made with dough and special pastries for those on a diet.
Sándor Krisztián Kiss
Jewellery made with Swarovski crystals and with metals used in medicine, that will not discolour and are antiallergen.
A family owened business that makes unique leather goods. Bags are made for everyday use and are recognized by their clear-out tracing and durability. The bags are planned to be practical and multifunctional, thus they are able to suit the style and needs of their owner.
Sustainability is an important aspect for the family, that’s why they use Italian cowhide which makes their products durable.
The cellar is one of the most dynamically developing one in the wine region of Villány. Besides the dry red wines of the southern region, rosés, must and premium fruit wines, that use selected fruits from the 70-hectare land owned by the family are also worth tasting.
The family owned company has a history of 65 years of making and selling wooden items. Their product range includes kitchenware, traditional toys, gifts and everyday items as well.