#1. Chrysanthemum Exhibition in the Garden of Morning Calm
The Garden of Morning Calm which is famous as a site for weekend getaway is holding a chrysanthemum exhibition. A flower that matches well with cool autumn breezes will be chrysanthemum! As the garden is located in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do which is near Seoul, visitors can feel romantic autumn being surrounded by splendid flowers by one hour’s ride from Seoul. Chrysanthemums blossomed in the midst of colorful autumn foliage seem to be glittering as it they were capturing the moment of deepening autumn season.
This exhibition displays special artwork shaped in white heron under the theme of the feast of herons which fly in beautiful nature. It will provide various things to see along with exhibitions of approximately 140 large flowered chrysanthemums and various shapes of chrysanthemum artwork, as well as photo zones.
Period: Oct. 21~Nov.26
Address: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
#2. Hwaseong Haetsaldri Festival
Hwaseong Haetsaldri Festival is an event to provide a communication venue between farmers and consumers and to improve the recognition of 『Haetsaldri』, the best agricultural brand. For the gimjang (kimchi-making for the winter), consumers can purchase kimchi ingredients at reasonable prices here.
– Official event: Opening ceremony, opening performances, and event for Farmers’ Day
– Exhibition event: Haetsaldri Promotion Hall, urban farming, exhibition of new agricultural techniques
– Experience event: Our family’s kimchi-making experience, farming culture experience
– Cultural performance: Invited singers’ performance, local clubs’ performance, 4-H folk competition
– Farmers market: Promotion & sale of excellent local farming produce
– Food market: Food market hosted by the Rural Women Leaders Federation
Address: 10, Nojak-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
#3. Empress Myeongseong Commemorative Festival
Empress Myeongseong Commemorative Festival, held on November 17 every year in celebration of her birthday, aims to offer solace to the spirit of Empress Myeongseong and shed light on her achievements to correct the distorted perception about her. Visitors will be able to experience Korean traditional culture and restore national pride during the festival.
Program: Pre-ceremonial event-Korean traditional marching band, a procession by the Minister of Culture and Education. Jakheonnye (Performance of royal court ritual music)
Official event – Flower offering & incense burning, Celebratory message, Congratulatory poem, Flower offering by the general public
Event – Court dance for Empress candidate selection ceremony [Taepyeongmu (Dance of Peace), Salpurichum (Exorcism Dance), fan dance, folk song], Big drum performance, Banquet for the elderly
Address: 71, Myeongseong-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
#4. Paju Jangdan Soybean Festival
Paju Jangdankong (Paju Jangdan Soybean) is the well-known soybeans that have been produced in Jangdankong Village, Paju since olden times. “Jangdan Baengmok” which is a species promoted by the Korean government in 1913, was selected as local soybeans after the process of collection, pure line selection and separation.
The Paju Jangdan Soybean Festival which is held in the vicinity of Imjingak in Paju is an event where visitors can enjoy delicious food and purchase good quality specialty produce at reasonable prices. It offers many things to see and eat and Imjingak has various rides for visitors to enjoy, so it is a perfect festival to visit on weekend.
Permanent Exhibition Hall – Paju Jangdan Soybean Exhibition Hall, Wellbeing Maru Promotion Hall, Agricultural Produce Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Hall of Winning Works of the Jangdan Soybean Cooking Competition, Soybean Recipe Exhibition Hall, DMZ Insect Exhibition Hall, Paju Agricultural Produce Exhibition Hall, Horticulture Exhibition Hall, Pressed Flower Exhibition Hall
Event Stage – Jangdankong road game, Jangdankong small performance, Jangdankong physical strength competition, Jangdankong OX quiz, Wish Ignition, Painters of street, Soybean garden photo zone, Traditional experience stage, 7080 nostalgic street, Soybean play stage, My fellow traveler, Immortal song band performance, Bubble show, Magic show
Experience Stage – Free: Making mini fermented soybean blocks, Soybean thrashing, Traditional experience play, Boiling soybean on wood fire, Roasting sweet potato & potato, Traditional millstone experience, Rice-cake mallet experience, Traditional sauce & liquor making, CPR experience
Charged: Puzzle play experience, Natural soap making, Citizen autonomy program, Horticulture & pressed flower experience, Pizza making, Jangdan soybean crafts experience, Royal court Korean traditional costume experience
Sale Market – Paju Jangdan soybean specialty store, Paju agricultural specialty produce store, Paju livestock product store, Paju traditional market, Soybean processed food store, Paju Jangdan soybean specializing restaurant, Paju Jangdan soybean recipe development, Tofu tasting, Paju Korean beef roast
Related Event- Citizen Autonomy Club Performance, Paju Jangdankong Housewife Singing Contest, Paju Jangdan Soybean Cooking Competition, Gyeonggi Gotgori Singing Contest
Avenue: Imjingak-ro, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do