The Harvest Ball (Szüreti Bál) is an annual celebration in the Hungarian culture that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. At HCAP we are accustomed to organize it towards the end of October.

Experience the Hungarian tradition

Join us for a fun filled afternoon with your family! At this event you will experience the tradition of grape crushing and pressing in order to create ‘must’ (grape juice). You will also have the opportunity to eat a traditional Hungarian meal and sample some Hungarian wine. Get entertained by Hungarian performers and dance to Hungarian music.


Dance circle

Learn some basic steps of traditional Hungarian folk dances

Join the fun and learn with us.


FAQ

  • Write out a check payable to “HCAP” and send it to 5318 W. Bloomfield Rd., Glendale, AZ 85304
  • PayPal: paypal.me/hcaphoenix
  • With Cash: at any of the HCAP directors

On the day of the event

You can pay at the door with cash, check or credit card. However, if you did not buy your ticket until October 10 neither have you RSVP, we cannot guarantee the lunch.

What will the lunch be?

We will have different appetizers made by our wonderful volunteers followed by the main course. This changes every year, but it is always something traditional to the Hungarian cuisine. We will let you know what the menu is on the flyer.

Who are the performers?

We usually invite different artists each year. These performers are either flying in from Hungary or they are well known Hungarian performers based in the U.S.

Children of the Napocska Hungarian School are also performing at this event.

I am not Hungarian/ I don’t speak Hungarian. Will I enjoy it?

Definitely! We all speak English, and music/dance is something universal. We are absolutely sure that you will enjoy the performances. If you are not a Hungarian, more so! It will be a new experience! Come and learn more about our cuisine, harvest traditions, folk music and dances, as well as listen to a contemporary Hungarian band.

Is this a fundraising event?

Yes. Every purchase you make goes to support the cultural events organized by HCAP which a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. All your donations are tax deductible.

Do you accept donations?

Yes, and donations are greatly appreciated. For this event you can donate:

  • food items
  • wine
  • grapes
  • items for the raffle

If you would like to offer a donation, please contact us by October 14th via email at hca.of.phoenix@gmail.com or call the phone numbers below:

Réka – (480) 685-6626

Julie – (602) 316-1875

Remember: HCAP is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, thus you can deduct your donations from your taxes.

What can I do to help?

  • buy a ticket(s) and join us at the event
  • contribute financially (see donation options above)
  • volunteer for: ticketing, setting up, tearing down, baking and cooking
  • spread the word, invite your friends to buy tickets to our events

Was last year fun?

Definitely! Read our Blog post here. 

Is there free parking?

Yes. There are a few parking spots on Glenn Drive, but there are plenty more North (56th Ave & Glenn Dr.)