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July 13-14


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Tickets include all-you-can-eat goulash & entertainment 

Doors open at 11am on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday

All day free parking | 15 mins walk from CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop







Kids 6-12



Gulyas Festival

Gulyás festival

Food, dance, art, music, and mouth-watering sampling of Hungarian Cuisine!

At the heart of the Hungarian tradition are customs that celebrate life with delectable food, festive music, and dance, as well as a renowned hospitality amongst family and friends.


You will find all the classic favorites (bottomless gulyás pot, lángos, mititei, crepes, kürtőskalács), and new favorites (Vegetarian gulyás and gulyás with beans - a Hungarian version of chili that comes with beans, sour cream, and paprika.).


Check out our  merchandise tents with an extended variety of goodies to take home. Jewelry,  t-shirts, keychains, sunglasses, bottle openers, fridge magnets, tote bags, shot glasses, beer mugs, aprons, and more will be available for purchase.


In addition, our festival provides a safe and fun children's area complete with games, face painting, balloon artist, and other fun activities to keep the kids entertained.

Our community extends an invitation for everyone to come join your friends and family and celebrate all things Hungarian with us!



11:00 AM


1:00 PM

2:00 PM

2:10 PM
3:00 PM

3:15 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM 
4:45 PM

5:00 PM
5:30 PM

6:00 PM

6:30 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM

8:30 PM

9:30 PM
10:00 PM

Official lighting of the fire - let the competition begin!

Gates officially open. First Gulyas is ready.

Live music with the Gyanta Ensemble.

Meet our vendors and sponsors.

Opening speech.

Live music with the Kovacs Laszlo Band.

Let’s taste the GULYÁS & cast your votes!

Live music with the Detroit Duo.

Announcement of winners according to our judges!

Folk costume presentation by Borozda.

Folk dance and music performance!

Pick up the rhythm of Hungarian folk dance!

Announcing the winners of the popular vote!

Live music with the Kovacs Laszlo Band.


Live music by Gyanta & Company.

Live music with the Kovacs Laszlo Band.

Gather around the bondfire!

Last call for drinks.

End of Saturday’s program

* Bottomless beef gulyás pot served ALL day on Saturday and Sunday
* Vegetarian gulyás ready by 3pm on Saturday and Sunday


10:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM

1:15 PM
2:15 PM

2:45 PM

3:00 PM
3:45 PM

4:00 PM

​4:30 PM

5:00 PM

5:00 PM 

6:00 PM
6:30 PM

6:45 PM
7:00 PM

7:15 PM

7:30 PM

9:30 PM
10:00 PM 

Church service
Gates Open! First Gulyas is served.

Meet our vendors and sponsors.

Live music with the Kovacs Laszlo Band

Who loves lángos? Everyone loves lángos-eating competition!

Live music with the Gyanta Ensemble.

Transylvanian Gulyas is ready.

Who will be the King & Queen of Gulyás Festival?

The Seven Chieftains Gulyás is ready

Live music with the Detroit Duo.

Pince Gulyas is ready.

Live music with the Kovacs Laszlo Band.

Beef Tripe Gulyás is ready

Borozda Folk Dance Ensemble Performance


House Special Gulyás is ready

Pick up the rhythm of Hungarian folk dance
Campfire with live music by the Kovacs Laszlo Band.

Last call for drinks
End of the 2023 Gulyás Festival


Did you know that it's not only pizza and BBQ that can taste different from region to region but Gulyas as well?

Sunday afternoon you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy regional varieties of Gulyas included in the all-you-can-eat ticket price:

  • Székely Gulyas

  • Pince Gulyas

  • Beef Tripe Gulyas - made with beef tripe

  • The Seven Chieftains Gulyas - made with smoked bacon, beef, veal, pork and a touch of sour cream.


There is only one way to find your new favorite Gulyas - Be here on Sunday and try them all!



A day filled with fun games, a giant sandbox and bouncy castles. A day filled with joy and laughter. A day when you can get your face painted and a balloon artist will make your favorite animal. A day when you get to eat ice cream, sweet crepes, watermelon and drink cool fruit juices. Who wouldn’t want to have a day like that? How about two then?


This year we doubled the fun for kids so that parents can catch a break, sit back and just relax. Enjoy delicious food, have a cold beer or a sip of pálinka, and listen to live music.


Check out our merchandise tents, as well, with an expanded variety of goodies to take home. 


HOW to get there?

Norridge United Church of Christ
8260 W Foster Ave, Norridge, IL 60706
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