The town and its large surroundings have been inhabited for several thousands of years. The famous statue of the “Vénusz of Kökénydomb” dating from the neolitic age. Besides it other archeological findings from various age can be seen in the János Tornyai Museum.
Nowadays, Hódmezővásárhely is an important cultural and economic centre of the Great Plain. This town is well-known for its pottery and embroidery. About the embroidery: its base materials were hemp and flax. The thread was made from sheep’s wool coloured with vegetable dyes. They are working table-cloths, curtains and pillowcases. Tourism The Water Resort and the Swimming Pool is in the centre of the town, in a green wooded, landscaped environment. With its qualified thermal water, 4 outdoor pools, the indoor swimming pool, massage, sauna and other services helping in relaxing for the tourists. Horse riding and hunting are available here.
Regular Events in the town -Saint George’s day Shepherd’s competition and the days of animal husbandry on the Great Plain, every year in April. The public is entertained by horse-riding programs, shows, ox-roasting, a pig catching competition and other interesting activities. -The celebration of music in June. During this ceremony concerts and shows are held here in Kossuth square. -Saint Stephen’s Day in August. During these days delegations from the twin-towns of Hódmezővásárhely arrive and perform in the ceremonial folk dance and opera gala, wine festival etc. -Events during the weeks of Autumn. It starts the first weekend of October and lasts until December.