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|Sunchang Fermented Sauce Festival is held every fall at Sunchang, a city of health and longevity.
Sunchang hot pepper sauce, which used to be presented to the Royal Family during the Joseon Dynasty, has many health benefits: it is believed to be beneficial in preventing cancer and obesity. As people get more interested in their health and wellbeing, the hot sauce has become an even greater part of the Korean diet.
The venue of the festival is Hot Sauce Folk Village, a Mecca of Sunchang Hot Sauce. There will be a range of programs including celebrity performances, percussion performances, Madangnori, and making traditional hot sauce. Other side events include Sunchang Specialty Exhibition (e.g. vegetables fermented in hot sauce, Bokbunja liquor), Children’s Painting Contest, and photo exhibitions. The festival’s crowning glory is the Sunchang traditional hot sauce competition, a must-see event.
- Okcheon juldarigi (tug-of-war), eve ceremony & opening ceremony, Sunchang gukak (traditional Korean music) performance, etc.
- Finding Sunchang gold beans, making traditional gochujang tteok-bokki (stir-fried rice cake), making well-being bibimbap, character fair, making cheongguk-jang (rich soybean paste), leather crafts, hanji crafts (Korean paper art), etc.
[Exhibition & Sales]
- Shops selling Sunchang well-being and healthy food, promotion hall of agricultural specialty products, local food market, traditional paste or sauce sales, etc.
* Find more details at the official website.
* The event programs are subject to change.
Jeonju to Sunchang: 6:30-20:30 every 30 mins
Gwangju to Sunchang: 6:00-21:30 every 30 mins
Namwon to Sunchang: 6:55-22:25 every 30 mins
From Seoul Central City Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Sunchang.
Seoul to Sunchang 09:30, 10:30, 13:30 14:45 16:10 / Travel time: 3 hours 30 minute
Sunchang to Seoul 08:10, 09:30, 10:30, 14:30, 15:30
Incheon-Damyang-Sunchang 10:00, 15:10 / Travel time: 5 hours
Sunchang-Damyang-Incheon 8:20, 15:40
From Sunchang Bus Terminal, take a local bus or a taxi to Gochujang Village
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