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2015 Icheon Rice Cultural Festival

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2015 Icheon Rice Cultural Festival

Icheon Rice, considered the best variety of rice (Chujeongbyeo) in terms of taste, is cultivated with the environment-friendly agricultural method. According to historical records, King Seongjong of the Joseon Dynasty, while staying in Icheon after visiting the tomb of King Sejong, liked the taste of Icheon rice. Thus, since then, Icheon rice had been served on the king’s table. In particular, Incheon has a favorable climate for the fruiting of rice such as lots of daylight and appropriate temperature difference between day and night. It also boasts of good soil conditions such as the moderately coarse texture of soil and underground water that is rich in magnesium.

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The Icheon Rice Cultural Festival is a venue for experiencing Incheon’s excellent-quality rice and autumn harvest, which is the best part of the farming culture. The name of the festival has been changed from its original name of Icheon Farmers’ Festival, which began in 1999, to Icheon Newly Harvested Rice Festival in 2001, and then to its current name of Incheon Rice Cultural Festival as an appropriate regional festival. The festival will be a good occasion for children and youth to experience the traditional farming culture and for older people to feel nostalgic and have a fun time with their children. In addition, customers can directly meet the producers of Icheon Rice and buy at a reasonable price. The Icheon Rice Cultural Festival will be held at the end of October 2015 in the areas of Seolbong Park in Icheon-si.

Period: Oct. 21st – 25th, 2015

Address: (Gwango-dong) 167-29, Gyeongchung-daero 2697beon-gil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Venue: Seolbong Park, Icheon

Tel: +82-31-644-4125, 4127

Homepage: http://www.ricefestival.or.kr

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