Hongseong Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival (홍성 남당항 대하축제)

  • Hongseong Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival (홍성 남당항 대하축제)

Explanation

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, which has been held since 1907.

A major jumbo shrimp party unfolds along the west coast of Korea from October to November, and as the shrimp are in season, this is the ideal period to enjoy the savory food. The Jumbo Shrimp Festival offers not only food but also various activities for visitors to take part in such as catching clam in the mud flats or even personally catching jumbo shrimp. It also holds a diverse range of events such as traditional rites (rituals for a big catch of fish), fishing boat parades, singing contests as well as hands-on experience programs for catching and peeling jumbo shrimp. Regional products are also sold, making it possible to purchase quality jumbo shrimp at low prices. With much to offer, the festival draws over 700,000 visitors each year.


Inquiry

Committee of Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-10-5308-3750,
+82-10-4241-1399


Homepage

tour.hongseong.go.kr (Korean only)


Information Use

Event Start Date : 2019년 08월 24일

Event end date : 2019년 09월 15일

Venue : Namdanghang Port

Venue Locator : [Train]
From Yongsan Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Jungang Line), take a train bound for Hongseong.


 [Bus]
From Seoul Central City Terminal (Express Bus Terminal Station, Subway Line 3,7,9), take an express bus bound for Hongseong.

From Hongseon Station (Janghang Line) or Hongseong Terminal, take Bus Hongseong-Galsan(Namdang)(Hongseong Station) bound for Namdanghang Port.

Show time : 09:00-18:00

Organizer info : Committee of Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival

Contact the organizer : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-10-5308-3750,
+82-10-4241-1399

Sponsor Contacts : +82-10-5308-3750


More information

Introduction
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, which has been held since 1907.

A major jumbo shrimp party unfolds along the west coast of Korea from October to November, and as the shrimp are in season, this is the ideal period to enjoy the savory food. The Jumbo Shrimp Festival offers not only food but also various activities for visitors to take part in such as catching clam in the mud flats or even personally catching jumbo shrimp. It also holds a diverse range of events such as traditional rites (rituals for a big catch of fish), fishing boat parades, singing contests as well as hands-on experience programs for catching and peeling jumbo shrimp. Regional products are also sold, making it possible to purchase quality jumbo shrimp at low prices. With much to offer, the festival draws over 700,000 visitors each year.

Location

2-5, Namdanghang-ro 213beon-gil, Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do