In the field of culture the Valley of Arts plays a significant role. The self-organized summer festival exists since 1989 and offers various cultural, musical, theatrical and literary programs. It is based on the local culture, built and natural environment. The centre of the festival is Kapolcs village but it was expanded to the villages nearby. The income of the festival is divided between the participating villages and they can use it for rural development aims. Besides the economic results the Valley of Arts catalyses and promotes folklore activities and creates identity. The festival also gives importance to the local handmade products which bring revenue for the local people and extend the festival’s impacts during the whole year.