I Still Have Tomato in my Ear! - Hwacheon Tomato Festival


So this weekend was the Hwacheon Tomato Festival in Gangwon-do province, South Korea. And let me just start off by saying that it was awesome. I went into it with the mind set of, well....not expecting anything, because basically everything is a festival in Korea (Butterflies, Oranges, Chocolate, Tea....the list goes on). Anyway I am losing focus, Tomato Fest. Basically there were different activities that you could do, obviously all involving tomatoes, from eating spaghetti, drinking tomato makoli and having tomato fights or football matches. The best by far was the madness in the tomato pit, where you had to search for 10 Golden rings that were in there between the tomatoes and the chaos. Now I had some awesome footage on my camera, but I got a little adventurous in the river looking for some trout (you could catch them with your hands) and my camera is now at the bottom of some rice paddy. Luckily however....

There were only 9 or so foreigners there, so we were basically celebrities and had a camera crew following us around, so I was able to search the net and find some pictures...take a look below, and if you ever hear of a Hwacheon Tomato Festival, you must sign up immediately it was great.

Tomato Festival

Tomato Festival

Tomato Festival

Tomato Festival

Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival

Hwacheon Tomato Festival






2 comments:

  1. Nice pictures and great description of the festival; I have yet to have gone to that one!

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  2. Cool! I'm going this year~ what's the point of finding the rings??
    Also, did you do the trout fishing nearby the festival area? I know hwacheon has a trout festival in winter, but not sure about this time of the year.

    Thanks! The photos are awesome, I know how it feels to be followed by cameras (I'm not white myself, but since I hang out with whites, they follow my friends anyway) and it can be a bit annoying sometimes but hey, this time it helped you keep the memories of that day! I hope your camera recovered~~
    Cheers

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