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Namdo Food Festival (남도음식문화큰잔치)
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Period
09.26.2014 ~ 09.28.2014  
Address
130, Jungnogwon-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 담양군 담양읍 죽녹원로 130 (담양읍)
Location
Damyang Sports Complex (담양종합체육관) near Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden).
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-380-3150
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Sponsors / Management
Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do / Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry for Food, Argriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Korea Tourism Organization
Introduction
The ‘Namdo’ province is well known for its delicious food, which is celebrated at this festival. Famous foods from the province’s cities and regions are available at the festival’s “recommended sampling stalls”, featuring delicacies such as ‘Mokpo Nakji (octopus)’, ‘Suncheon Yeomso-tteokgalbi (grilled marinaded goat meat)’, and much more. Not only will visitors be able to try some of Namdo’s mouth-watering cuisine, but you will also be able to visit an exhibition on Namdo’s traditional dishes that were served at the royal table. The festival location is held at the picturesque Naganeupseong Folk Village, and various other attractive destinations, such as Suncheonman Bay (field of reeds), are also located nearby.
Programs
[Opening ceremony]
-Marching ceremony for a year’s good harvesting
-Opening ceremony of food exhibition hall
-Welcome reception

[Closing ceremony]
-Award ceremony: Cook-offs (4 different subjects)
-Closing announcement

[Performance]
-Cultural performances
-7080 Fall recollection concerts

[Special exhibition]
-Food exhibition (22 representative regional cuisines, theme halls, etc.)
-Food sampling stalls
-Local specialty stores
-Etc.

[Restaurant]

[Contest]
-Regional specialty food cooking competition
-Etc.
Additional Events
[Experience programs]
-Goheung: making pomegranate tea
-Naju: watching chick hatching
-Wando: making yuzu tea
-Haenam: making sweet and sour mushroom (beoseot tangsu)
-Gangjin: planting bean sprouts
-Gokseong: making onion handkerchief
-Yeosu: making Dolsan leaf mustard kimchi (gat kimchi)
-Youngam: crafting hanji (Korean traditional paper made with mulberry trees) mirror
-Suncheon: crafting bracelet with Chinese pearl barley (yulmu)
-Damyang: making hangwa (Korean traditional sweets and cookies)
-Etc.
Transportation
[Bus/Train]
From Suncheon Bus Terminal or Suncheon Station,
Take bus 61, 63 or 68 to Naganeupseong Folk Village (낙안읍성).

[Car]
Use the event's parking spaces numbered from 1 to 6 or VIP lots.
Find more details here (Korean only)
Detailed Info on the Location
Take a bus bound to Damyang from U-Square (Gwangju Bus Terminal).
(Intervals: 15 min every day. / Travel time: 1 hr and 10 min.)

[Free shuttle bus]
*Bus 1: Stone Flagpole (석당간) ↔ Hakdonggyo Bridge (학동교) ↔ Jukhyang Munhwa Village (Namdo Minbak) (죽향문화체험마을사거리) Four-way Street ↔ Festival Venue (행사장)
*Bus 2:  Metasequoia Road (메타세쿼이아길) ↔ Jukhyang Munhwa Village (Namdo Minbak) (죽향문화체험마을사거리) Four-way Stree ↔ Festival Venue (행사장)
*Bus 3: Baekjin Park (백진공원) ↔ U-turn at Museum (박물관) ↔ Manseong Rotary (만성로터리) ↔ Festival Venue (행사장)



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