All kinds of markets line the shores of Lake Balaton, offering an abundance of fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables, artisanal products and other treasure you couldn’t find anywhere else. Here are our favourite eight.
Veszprém’s market, open every Friday afternoon, is a great spot if you are an environmentally conscious shopper looking for freshly baked bread, artisanal dairy or meat products, and, of course, organic vegetables and fruit.
The largest market on the south shore, Fonyód, running on Wednesdays and Saturdays, offers fresh produce and hidden treasure, as it is also a flea market.
Hévíz Farmers' Market
Open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the main market at this popular resort is always buzzing with visitors, thanks to the wide array of products available, from artisanal goods to traditionally crafted products.
Open on Saturdays in spring and summer, Káli market in Köveskál is a cosy spot with homemade products such as jams, cheeses, milk, honey, syrups and flowers.
Located in a small village on Lake Balaton’s north shore, Lábdi market is open on Saturdays in high season, with local vendors selling freshly picked flowers, home-grown vegetables and fruit, homemade jams and more.
One of the oldest farmers’ markets at Balaton, Liliomkert, open on Sunday mornings, is a must-visit destination where you can purchase artisanal goods from local famers, from homemade strudel to pickled vegetables.
Tihany PIAC Marketplace
Open on Saturdays all year round, this market in Tihany has everything you might wish to browse, including antique furniture, artisanal cheeses and freshly baked goods.
Vászoly Local Farmers' Market
Operating twice a month between May and September, the market in this small village has spices, oils, honey, mustard, goats' milk and lavender products, as well as pottery, ceramics and textiles available for purchase.