Góbéfest, the UK’s only free weekend-long festival to celebrate the fabled region of Transylvania and the Carpathian Basin, returns this June.

Now in its sixth year, the festival runs from Fri 24 Jun – Sun 26 Jun across Manchester’s Cathedral Gardens and Exchange Square.

Spanning music, dance, culture, food and drink of the Carpathian Basin, Góbéfest has been shining the spotlight on a lesser-known expanse of eastern Europe since 2017.

Over the weekend, guests can enjoy bites from the likes of The Langos Factory, who specialise in deep-fried flatbreads topped with creme fraiche and cheese, Levenshulme-based Delicii Românesti, serving up Romanian fare including tripe soup, caviar salad and Romanian chocolate cake, and Gulyas Garden, who will bring marhapörkölt, a slow simmer Hungarian beef and onion stew.

Beer comes from Transylvanian artisan brewer Csiki Sor, who took on Heineken in a trademark battle and won, and a Szicsek palinka bar will provide traditional fruit spirits.

For more information, head over to the Góbéfest website.

Fri 24 Jun - Sun 26 Jun, 11am, Cathedral Gardens,
Corporation St, Manchester M4 3BG
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Published on:
Thu 16 Jun 2022