If Buñol in Spain is famous for its La Tomatina tomato festival, Toechon in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do is also famous for tomato festival in Korea. The “Toechon Tomato Festival” aims to promote organic tomatoes growing in the pristine areas near Paldangho Lake and to communicate with the local residents.
It is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. The beauty of the tomato festival lies in relieving stress by throwing tomatoes. The so-called “Tomato War” will color the whole world with tomato color.
Visitors can enjoy a tomato food show as well as tomato noodle tasting. They can also experience army life and engage in a competition as to who can wear the military uniform the fastest, which is offered by the nearby army. They can enjoy harvesting potatoes from the tomato pool as well.
Date : 6.16(Fri.) ~6.18(Sun.)
Address : 104-7, Ori-gil, O-ri, Toechon-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do