FAQ

On this page you can find an overview of the most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us via our contactform.

Location

In the hamlet of Bedepuszta: Village Retreat in Northern Hungary. Check www.villageretreat.eu
There are special busses from Budapest Airport straight to Bedepuszta, but you can also rent a car from Budapest. The distance is only 95 km, one hour drive.
No, the few people who live in the village are all involved in the event.
Yes, please visit www.villageretreat.eu
Guests are also automatically sponsors of the Bedepuszta Project in Bedepuszta. The income generated from renting out accommodation, for example, is invested in green and cultural pro-jects. Our vision goes beyond commercial exploitation of the location. The small scale of Bedepuszta offers great opportunities in the area of food production, waste processing, energy production and water management. But also in the field of culture in the form of, for example, artists in resi-dence, cultural exchange programmes and small events.

Facilitities

Yes, we have our own glass fiber connection. There's wifi in the houses and on the festival.
Yes. The festival is on a remote spot but most of the village has 4G access.
Real toilets and real showers. Apart from the 24 showers and 26 toilets in the houses we have 18 toilets and 8 showers in public spaces.
Yes, but locals prefer mineral water from the bottle.
No, the nearest ATM is 12 km from Bedepuszta. At the festival we pay with tokens, these can be bought by card.

Eat and drink

We have chefs cooking modern and traditional food. At the kitchen, meals and (healthy) snacks will be available from noon till 10PM. There's also an exclusive dinner at the Panorama Terrace by Dutch chefs Herb van Drongelen, every evening. Herb will be cooking with products from the village and the surrounding area. Reservations for these dinners have to be made on forehand.
Normal wine, beer and soda cost about 2,50 per glass. We work with tokens. One token will be about 2,50 euro.
We work with tokens. Tokens can be bought with Hungarian forint or euro. Paying by card is not possible.
We serve a simple but good breakfast every morning in the Pavilion. The breakfasts for 11, 12, 13, 14 August are included in the ticket price. If you arrive on the 10th, you will be able to buy an extra breakfast for the 11th .
Yes, we will serve a (vegetarian) meal on the evening of 10 August.

Rules

Children are welcome. Until the age of 4 children are free. For children from 5 till 14 a Children Ticket is necessary. This ticket is half price.
Sure. We will have a special area for children to play with workshops and a Folk Fair. Also there's a swimming pool and the location is perfect to bring children in contact with nature. Parents do have to take the responsibility over their children though.
No, unfortunately this is not allowed but for small pets an exception can be made.
If you plan to bring a tent of more than 4 square meter p.p., please inform us.
No, at the camping and in the houses you can bring your own food and drinks but not on the festival area. Why is this? Because the chefs also bee to make a living, without this rule this would not be possible.

General

Your ticket allows to camp in Bedepuszta during the festival and to make use of the facilities. The ticket is valid from 10 August 3 PM till 15 August. Ticket includes music programs, mindfulness programs, readings, activities and breakfast from 12 August till 15 August. It does NOT include food and drinks, rental of accommodation, camping upgrades, mountainbikes. lockers etc.
You can camp till 15 August 1 PM.
We can not give any guarantees on the weather, but in this period it normally is over 30 degrees in daytime and around 18 at night.
Absolutely! We are glad to help with any questions on this topic.
We are glad to help. Please mail to: hello[at]thegreatyonder.eu
We are not an association, but profit is not our first goal. Firstly we try to make the event financially sustainable so we can built out the project (already a challenge with the small and limited amount of visitors). If we make profit, the money will be invested in a bio diversity program in the Bede Valley.

Accommodation

In houses, rooms and bell tents, the bedding is included. In cabins it's not included.
In most houses yes (all except for Rozsa House). Of course the guests have to be in the possession of a festival ticket.
No. Towels are NOT included.
If you rented a house than yes, this is possible. If you rented a room or a camping upgrade, then you need to buy a parking ticket for your car.

Corona

In case the situation on 11 July 2021 indicates that the festival cannot take place or the borders will be closed. all guests will receive a full refund of the tickets as well as the accommodations and the festival services within one month. Only the payment costs (service costs of payment provider) will not be refunded.
There are 3 reasons why we believe the The Great Yonder will take place: 1. The Great Yonder is an open air event with a lot of space and a maximum of 250 guests. This is much less than the maximum of 500 guests in Hungary in August 2020. 2. It's relatively easy to create an environment where the 2 meter distance rule can be applied. 3. August is still far away. Even if corona is a blocking tourism till spring 2021. It is believed that borders will be open from June till September.