[KFestival] Festivals in October 2015 Part 2

6:30:00 PM

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Jeonju International Sori Festival (전주세계소리축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt2


Period
10.07.2015 ~ 10.11.2015

Address
Deokjin-dong 1ga, 31, Sori-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 전주시 덕진구 소리로 31 (덕진동1가)

Location
Sori Arts Center, Hanok Village

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-63-232-8398 (Korean)


Sponsors / Management
Jeollabuk-do Province / Jeonju International Sori Festival Committee

Introduction
Jeonju International Sori Festival is a global music festival centered on Korean vocals and music. It is a top performing arts festival where exquisite Korean and global music are brought together. The festival covers a wide array of performances, from fringe music performances to master performances by some of the world’s most recognizable voices. It is a fun, exciting festival where music, nature, and people come alive together.

Programs
[Official event]
Opening Performance - Pansori Big Party
Closing performance - Nongak Big Party

[Special Performances]
- Clare World Music Big Party_ memory Orchestra, The second month & Lee Bonggeun, Jeanne Cherhal, Park Juwon & Marlo 
- K-Folk Big Party_ Song Changsik, Yang Huieun, Jangpilsun - 5 Pansori Performance_Kang Gyeong-A (Heungbogga),Kim Soyoung(Simcheongga),Gim Semi(Sugungga),Yun Jongho(Jeok Byeokga),Choe Jinsuk, Jusoyeon(Chunhyangga)
- Sanjo Night _ Kang Jeongsuk, Lee Saenggang, Birch's, Seo Young - Ho
Youth 5 Pansori Performances Yu Seulgi(Chunhyangga),Lee Seonghyeon (Heungboga),Kim Daeil(Simcheongga),A Ni-ho(Jeokbyeokga), Lee Jisuk (Sugungga) 
- 2015 Songs of Clown_ Jeonbuk Nongak Myeonginjeon Contest 
- Sori Frontiers with KB (Kookmin) Bank - Double Bill (Simultaneous Performances): Co-Braga project (KOrea-Brazil), Jeongga Akhoe (Music Performance), BenTovjamim Keane Trio 
- Double Bill : Hwang Byeonggi, Masahiko Sato, Pradip Latrinake 
- Double Bill : Korea- Belgium Project TawnticeTrio & Dongnampung, Eva Vitova
- Double Bill: Mater Kim Younggi, Bangjung Jiak, Barbara Darfur Futuna 
[Invitation Domestic Performances]
- Honbul National Gugak Orchestra
- Ten tenor's Opera _ Hunan Opera 
- Changgeuk by Dankook University (Cheongi and three babies), Jeon buk University (Baebijangjeon) 
[Overseas invitation]
Richard Gyaliano Sekseutet, Ana de alkynyl, Gotrasawalra Ensemble, Rhythm in Bronze, MusicaCannes,The Outside Track, Arts Trio bolre four National Theatre Cultural Partnership 
[Sound of Children's Festival] Kkaebi kkaebi Goblin _ National Center for Korean Folk Performing Arts
Bongjang_ crowded _Bukseatong Dance Company
Fly dream 'the sound of chicken'_ Pansori Factor
Hi, Kkokdu _ Corporation kkokdu
Korean Cultural Works core tiger Boo! _Core Production 
Pansori stories box

Admission/Participation Fees
Varies by performance

Additional Events
- Master class: Master Kim Cheongman, Ben Tov jamim Kindle Artistic director, Professor Cho Seokyeon (Restoring Gonghu), Master Lee Saenggang (Daegeum), Master Kim Myounggi (Jeongga)
- World Music Workshop: The Outside Track, Claire Memory Orchestra, Pradeep lats me Kane, Barbara Futuna Darfur, one-capping project (Korea- Canada Kim Bora & Rachel Blake), Musica Cannes City, Hassan 
- I'm Sorrikkun (Sori Performer): Amateur singers Contest!
- A visit to Sori Festival

Age Limit
Open to visitors of 8 years or older 
* Children aged under 8 may participate in kids programs.

Ticket Reservations
category.gmarket.co.kr
Ticket.auction.co.kr

Transportation
Sori Arts Center
From Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal or Express Bus Terminal.
Take bus 165 at the bus stop in front of Geumam1-Dong Office.
Get off at Sori Arts Center.

Hanok Village
From Jeonju Station, take bus 79 or 119.
Get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village).

OR
From Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal or Express Bus Terminal, take bus 79.
Get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village).

[Taxi]
It takes 15-20 min by taxi from Jeonju Station or Express Bus Terminal to Hanok Village.

Fax
+82-63-232-8399

E-Mail
jisf@hanmail.net


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Busan Jagalchi Festival (부산 자갈치축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt2



Period
10.08.2015 ~ 10.11.2015

Address
52, Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
부산광역시 중구 자갈치해안로 52 (남포동4가)

Location
Busan Jagalchi Market

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-51-243-9363 (Korean)


Introduction
Jagalchi Market is the largest seafood market in Korea and one of Busan’s most well-known tourist attractions. The festival takes place every autumn and its slogan is “Oiso! Boiso! Saiso! (“Come! See! Buy!” in the Busan accent)”. The huge size and bustling, lively atmosphere makes a visit to Jagalchi Market a unique experience for many visitors. Small food stalls serve fresh inshore hagfish grilled on briquette fires along with other unusual sea creatures and sashimi-sliced fish at market prices.

Transportation
[Subway]
Jagalchi Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 10. 
- Turn right onto Jagalchi-ro 37beon-gil Road.
Go 120m, turn left, and walk 3min to arrive at Jagalchi Market.

Fax
+82-51-254-6646

Homepage
www.ijagalchi.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese)


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Jarasum International Jazz Festival (자라섬 국제 재즈 페스티벌)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt2



Period
10.09.2015 ~ 10.11.2015

Address
Jaraseom Island, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do 
경기 가평군 가평읍

Location
Jaraseom Island area in Gapyeong.

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-31-581-2813~4 (Korean)


Sponsors / Management
Gapyeong-gun / Jarasum Jazz Center

Introduction
The Jarasum International Jazz Festival is held every October on the beautiful Jaraseom Island in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do. During the festival world-famous jazz artists come together to delight audiences with the smooth vibes of live jazz.

The festival was designated as one of the “Outstanding Festivals” for three consecutive years by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and as one of the “Top Festivals” in 2014. As a Green Life Honorary Ambassador, the festival is also passionate about environment protection. In order to share the external growth with the community, the festival holds a Gapyeong band contest, publishes a Gapyeong restaurant guidebook, and produces Jazz Makgeolli and Jazz Wine made from the region’s products.

Programs
International Jazz Festival, International Jazz Concours, Jarasum Creative Music Camp, exhibition and hands-on programs, promotion and sales of Gyeong’s specialty products, youth performance, jazz workshop, artwork signing with the artist, midnight jazz club, etc. 

Admission/Participation Fees
Adults: 45,000 won (through reservation)/ 50,000 won (onsite purchase)
Teenagers: 30,000 won (through reservation) / 35,000 won (onsite purchase)

Discount Information
Free for seniors (ages 65 or older), preschoolers (under 8 years old), and the disabled.

Transportation
[Bus]
Take an intercity bus or a train to Gapyeong (가평).
It is a 10min-walk from Gapyeong Intercity Bus Terminal, 
and a 15min-walk from Gapyeong Station.

Homepage
www.jarasumjazz.com (Korean, English)


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Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival (서울약령시 한방문화축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt2



Period
10.09.2015 ~ 10.10.2015

Address
Jegi 2-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul-si
서울특별시 동대문구 약령중앙로 30 일대 약령시

Location
Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Market (서울 약령시)

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-2-969-4793 (Korean)


Sponsors / Management
Seoul Yangnyeongsi Association /

Introduction
The Herb Medicine Festival has been held every October in Yangnyeongsi (약령시), the largest herbal medicine marketplace in Seoul. The festival celebrates the history and effectiveness of the nation's traditional herb medicine and raises international interest in Seoul’s Yangnyeongsi market. 

During the festival, a wide variety of events will be held, including activity programs such as an herb slicing contest and writing, cooking, and singing contests. Other highlights on the festival calendar include traditional performances and a taekwondo demonstration. Visitors can also enjoy free herbal tea, food, and rice cakes and will be able to buy a variety of herbs at low prices. 

Perhaps the most anticipated events of the festival are the free herbal medical diagnoses and treatments, which are on offer for Korean and international visitors. This is a good opportunity for you to check your body condition and experience the benefits of oriental medicine.

Programs
[Herbal Medicine Festival]
Free herbal diagnosis and treatment, herb slicing contest, herb cooking contest, etc.

● Grand Sale of Herbal Medicine
 High-quality herbal medicines can be purchased at low prices. 

● Herbal Parade
Reenactment of life in Yangnyeongsi market during the Joseon Dynasty.

● Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Museum
Exhibits a wide array of herbal medicine and provides activity programs related to herbal medicine.

Transportation
[Subway]
- Jegi Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 2.
- Yongdu Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2.

[Bus]
1) Jegi-dong Yangnyeong Market Bus Stop
-  Bus 1212, 2223, 3200, 421
2) Jegi Station, Yangnyeongsi Bus Stop
- Bus N13, N26, 105, 147, 201, 202, 241A, 241B, 260, 261, 262, 270,
 271, 272, 420, 421, 720, 2221, 2223
3) Gyeongdong Market Bus Stop
- Bus 110A, 120, 121, 130, 141, 148, 1212, 2222, 3200

Homepage
www.seoulya.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


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Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival (강경 발효젓갈축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt2



Period
10.14.2015 ~ 10.18.2015

Address
7-49 Geumbaek-ro, Ganggyeong-eup, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 논산시 강경읍 금백로 45

Location
Ganggyeong port, Jeotgal Market, Jeotgal Exhibition Hall, etc.
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-41-746-5662
Introduction
Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival is known for its freshest and finest quality, which is made with recipes handed down from from generation to generation, retaining the unique, authentic taste of salted fermented fish. 
All the ingredients are imported directly and prepared in modern facilities. Today, the market accounts for half of the nation’s total sales of salted seafood.

The Ganggyeong Festival has grown to become a major industrial festival in Korea, and originally started off in an effort to boost local economy and enhance the fish market merchants’ incomes in 1997 when the IMF financial crisis hit the nation. Salted fish merchants made the festival in a large-scale, getting bigger and better each year.

Especially since 2007, the festival has changed its official title to Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival. The festival has in the spotlight and has now established itself as a healthy fermented food item in the world food market, breaking away from the notion of being simply salted, preserved food. 

Programs
[Main programs]Making kimchi with fermented seafood 
Making jeotgal (fermanted seafood) 
Jeotgal (fermented seafood) tasting
Making salted fish rice balls and salted fish gimbap
Jeotgal buffet, local food restaurants 
Making art crafts (earthenware & hanji (Korean paper) crafts) 
Making paper boat with wishing notes
Hand fishing for prawns

Transportation
[Bus]
From Ganggyeong Intercity Bus Terminal Walk southwest along Gyebaek-ro (계백로) for about 280 m. Turn right onto Daeheung-ro (대흥로).
Walk about 450 m northwest and turn left onto Geumbaek-ro (금백로)
Walk about 170 more meters to find the Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Pavilion on your right.

From Ganggyeong train station 
Go straight out of the station (northwest) along Daeheung-ro (대흥로) (about 600 m). 
Turn left onto Geumbaek-ro (금백로) and walk for about 170 m to find the Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Pavilion on your right.

Homepage
ggfestival.co.kr (Korean only)


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Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt2



Period
10.22.2015 ~ 10.25.2015

Address
20, Hyeonmu 1-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 전주시 완산구 현무1길 20

Location
Jeonju Hanok Village, Korean Cultural Heritage Hall of Fame

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-63-277-2515


Sponsors / Management
Jeonju-si / Jeonju Bibimbap Festival Organizing Committee

Introduction
Jeonju Bibimbap Festival is an exciting food festival with the theme of Jeonju Bibimbap, one of the most recognizable local foods in Korea. This year’s festival, in particular, is hosted together with a variety of food events including Korea Food & Tourism Festival, International Fermented Food Expo, Jeonju Yakryeong Hanbang Expo, and Traditional Liquor Festival.

The festival consists of fun programs: Mat (Delicious) Bibim, Heung (Fun) Bibim offering cultural performances as well as a food contest, Meot (Elegant) Bibim letting visitors experience food and other programs including a tour program to attractions in Hanok Village. Held in Jeonju, the festival offers the best of Bibimbap to both Korean and international tourists. 

Homepage
bibimbapfest.com 
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


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Gwangju World Kimchi Festival (광주세계김치축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt2



Period
10.24.2015 ~ 10.28.2015

Address
60, Gimchi-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 남구 김치로 60 (임암동)

Location
Gwangju Kimchitown 
kimchitown.gwangju.go.kr

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-62-613-3993


Sponsors / Management
Gwangju-si / Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival Organizing Committee

Introduction
Gwangju, the primate city of Kimchi is to host the festival to boost the sales of one of its famous locally produced specialties - Kimchi. Farmers collaborate with the festival organizers to ensure that fresh fruits and vegetables are supplied for the festival's use. At the festival, visitors may sample a wide range of kimchi varieties, and learn how to make some as well.

The one and only Kimchi Presidential prize for the ‘ Kimchi Master Competition’ will be held along with exhibitions, markets, educational and hands-on programs .

Admission/Participation Fees
May vary by programs.

Transportation
[Train]
From Yongsan Station or Seoul Station, take a train to Gwangju Station.
From Gwangju Station, take bus Yongbong No. 83 or a taxi to Jungoe Park (중외공원).  

[Bus]
From Seoul Central City Terminal or Dong Seoul Terminal, take a bus to Gwangju.
From Gwangju Bus Terminal, take bus Sangmu No. 64 or a taxi to Jungoe Park.

Homepage
kimchi.gwangju.kr (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)


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[full credits to Korea Tourism Organization]

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