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Namsadang Baudeogi Festival, a
popular culture and art festival, will be held in the hub of art and culture in Anseong. Since it first started
this festival has been promoting the preservation of the tradition of Namsadang (troupes
of entertainers who traveled around the country). It also
became the official festival of CIOFF (International Council of Organizations
of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts) in 2006.
Based on the Namsadang Baudeogi, Anseong World Folkloriada (안성세계민속축전) is considered as the most successful festival ever, drawing seven hundred thousand visitors. In 2013, It has been renamed as the Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival and will be held at Anseong Matchum Land.
During the festival, visitors can look forward to parades, performances, hands-on activities, exhibitions and contests. Programs include a Baudeogi (leader of one of the best Namsadang groups) memorial ceremony, parades, an opening ceremony, special autumn events, guerilla performances, the Anseong citizen Beona dolligi (dish spinning), themed village and connecting farm village experience programs, etc.