▲The tasty and bittersweet fried Insam at the festival is a must-try (bottom left) •Photo Credit: Guemsan County (top right)
The Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival 2013 will take place at the Geumsan Ginseng Museum plaza and at Geumsan Ginseng Market in Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, from September 6 to 15.
Celebrating its 33rd year, the festival will present a range of fun-filled programs to promote the health benefits of ginseng, for which Geumsan-gun is famous. At the Ginseng Folk Village, visitors will have a chance to participate in many ginseng-related programs such as the ginseng digging experience. At the international ginseng trade exhibition, visitors can see and purchase various kinds of ginseng products.
Other events at the festival include a red ginseng foot bath, a ginseng jumak (a tavern selling alcohol) providing free samples of ginseng alcohol, and plenty of performances. Admission to the festival is free of charge.
Courtesy of Geumsan-gun