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Gangjin Celadon Festival (강진청자축제)

Gangjin Celadon Festival (강진청자축제)

34662     2021-09-24

33, Cheongjachon-gil, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-430-3352

The Gangjin Celadon Festival is held in the area that was the center of the Korean celedon culture for over 500 years. The festival offers diverse first-hand experiences for visitors to learn more about this historical cultural asset that was both useful and aestetically pleasing.

Asia Song Festival (아시아송 페스티벌)

Asia Song Festival (아시아송 페스티벌)

27920     2021-09-24

Online
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-290-1142

With the slogan "Asia is One," the Asia Song Festival is one of the most popular music events that aims to do away with the existing cultural barriers by bringing together performers from all throughout Asia.

Yeongju Punggi Insam Festival (경북영주 풍기인삼축제)

Yeongju Punggi Insam Festival (경북영주 풍기인삼축제)

21782     2021-09-24

Online
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-635-0020

Insam, ginseng, is a representative health food in Korea that boost energy and immunity. Yeongju Punggi Insam Festival is held every October when ginseng is at its most nutritious. The festival includes various ginseng themed programs like ginseng-harvesting, trying foods made with ginseng, exhibitions, cultural programs and more. Ginseng and red ginseng products are also sold at the festival at discounted prices.

Korean Medicine Bio Fair in Jecheon (제천한방바이오박람회)

Korean Medicine Bio Fair in Jecheon (제천한방바이오박람회)

1723     2021-09-24

19, Hanbang expo-ro, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-43-647-2695

Korean Medicine Bio Fair in Jecheon is aimed to promote the excellence of the Korean medicine bio-industry in Jecheon and focus on business strategies for the international market such as bids, export contracts, and others. During the expo period, business meetings related to the Korean medicine bio-industry and trading consulting, and an academic forum for natural substances will be held to activate interaction between domestic and international industries.

Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival (안성맞춤 남사당 바우덕이축제)

Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival (안성맞춤 남사당 바우덕이축제)

29506     2021-09-24

198, Namsadang-ro, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-678-2511~5

Anseong was the birth place of namsadang, troupes of entertainers who traveled around the country during the Joseon era, and the hub of Korean art and culture. Namsadang Baudeogi Festival aims to develop and continue the heritage of the artistic spirit of Baudeogi by providing various traditional performances and events. The festival also became designated as the official festival of UNESCO's CIOFF (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts) in 2006.

Gwangju Chungjang Festival (추억의 충장축제)

Gwangju Chungjang Festival (추억의 충장축제)

24615     2021-09-24

1, Seonam-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-62-608-2421~4

Chungjang-ro, a representative street in Gwangju, is a unique alley where old history and fast changes exist together. Every October, Gwangju Chungjang Festival takes place. The Chungjang Parade includes floats in various themes from the 13 districts. Also, the streets are designed in '70-80's style recreating that period. Visitors can also enjoy tea at old-style cafes or take black and white photos at a black and white studio.

Yeoncheon Paleolithic Festival (연천 구석기축제)

Yeoncheon Paleolithic Festival (연천 구석기축제)

19087     2021-09-17

1510, Yangyeon-ro, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-839-839-2378

The Yeoncheon Paleolithic Festival takes place in Jeongok-ri in Yeoncheon, where relics of the Paleolithic Age still exist. This festival explores Korea's paleolithic history through games and educational programs to provide a great opportunity for international visitors to discover Korea’s prehistoric cultures. Moreover, this festival is a great event for families, since children can learn about paleolithic cultures, farming village lifestyles, and take part in traditional cultural programs.

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (원주 다이내믹댄싱카니발)

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (원주 다이내믹댄싱카니발)

19633     2021-09-17

12, Sogeumsan-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-760-9802~4

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival is an international festival led by the citizens from the preparation of the event to the stage performances. Dynamic dance parade performances will take place on a giant 100-meter long and 15-meter wide runway.

Korea Food & Tourism Expo (한국음식관광박람회)

Korea Food & Tourism Expo (한국음식관광박람회)

5927     2021-09-16

27, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-737-2210

Seeking to become better and more advanced every year, the Korea Food & Tourism Expo offers a wide array of hands-on experience programs and seminars on food culture. Those hoping to participate in contests or special exhibitions should sign up on the festival website. For more information on the festival schedule, please see the website or call festival organizers using the number provided.

Hongseong Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival (홍성 남당항 대하축제)

Hongseong Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival (홍성 남당항 대하축제)

12060     2021-09-16

213-1, Namdanghang-ro, Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-634-0104

Namdanghang Port, located at the west end of Hongseong, is a famous west coast port known for its exceptional seafood. Surrounded by the clean waters of Cheonsuman Bay, Namdahang Port is home to a wide array of sea life including blue crab, cockle and webfoot octopus. Namdanghang Port also draws throngs of visitors from early September to mid-October every year for the country’s largest Jumbo Shrimp Festival.

Daejeon Science Festival (대전 사이언스페스티벌)

Daejeon Science Festival (대전 사이언스페스티벌)

6948     2021-09-16

Online
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-42-250-1273

Daejeon Science Festival takes place in the heart of Korea's science and information technology hub. The festival provides a chance for visitors to experience advanced technology as well as increase their imagination. In addition to science, the festival also includes elements from the field of literature for a well-rounded chance to learn and explore. Children will especially love the many hands-on activities available during the festival.

Hyo Culture Ppuri Festival (대전 효문화뿌리축제)

14644     2021-09-17

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• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-42-606-6293

Hyo Culture Ppuri Festival is dedicated to finding the roots of ancestry of unique family clans and learning the traditional fillial peity. The festival's venue Ppuri Park was opened in 1997 as a family-friendly park to raise awareness on recognizing the importance of ancenstral roots. The park has a statue dedicated to 136 unique family clans, tracing their origins. Korea Geneology Museum is also at this park, preserving geneology archives.