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[Korea] Hwacheon Tomato Festival Begins August 2

  • Date07/31/2013
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•Photo Credit: Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival 2013 will celebrate the mountainous county’s most well-known produce at Sanae-myeon, in Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do from August 2-4.

Commemorating its 11th year, the festival will offer a range of hands-on programs centered around Hwacheon tomatoes*. Some of the programs include a Korean wrestling contest in tomato pool, a tomato slide, tomato football field, tomato facial mask pack, huge pile of tomatoes, and tomato eating contest.

Outside of the hands-on tomato activities, there will be a variety of performances including Korean traditional music, a military marching band parade, dance and magic show, and a fireworks show. Admission to the festival is free of charge.

*Hwacheon tomatoes?
These special tomatoes are raised in mountainous areas in Gangwon-do, which has a wide temperature range. The changing temperatures make the tomatoes extra firm and nutritious.

More info

<Hwacheon Tomato Festival 2013>

Venue: Sanae-myeon area in Hwacheon-gun Gangwon-do
    (Full address: 1158, Pohwa-ro, Sanae-myeon, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do)
Period: August 2 – 4, 2013 *No tomato-related hands-on programs on the first day of the festival
Admission: Free *Fees may apply for some hands-on programs
    Hwacheon Tomato Festival (Korean)
    Hwacheon-Gun (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Inquiries: +82-33-440-2911 (Korean)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Hwacheon CountyㆍHwacheon Tomato Festival