Summer is hot! But a night in Chungcheongnam-do is even hotter. We welcome you to come to these festivals filled with delicious foods and fun activities.
A nighttime mud party with K-POP! Boryeong Mud Festival (July 19th to July 28th) The Boryeong Mud Festival is a local festival hosted by Boryeong-si on the Daecheon Beach. For the first time in history, the festival will be open at night, too. This will be a global festival, attracting foreigners with an exciting line-up of K-pop performances. The Boryeong Mud Festival will take place over the course of 10 days from, July 19th to July 28th, on and around Daecheon Beach, where there will be a nighttime mud experience area.
It is also worth noting that on July 13th, there will be fireworks on the beach. In the areas surrounding the festival, there will be a K-pop concert, featuring the hottest idols and groups, providing foreign and Korean visitors alike with an unforgettable night. Aside from all of this, there is also “Mud Marble”, which is a car-free street that will be a real-life replica of the famous board game, Blue Marble. There will also be the global food zone, at which visitors can imbibe a wide variety of foods.
Filled with delicious foods! Traditional night markets in Gongju, Cheonan, and Buyeo
Gongsanseong Fortress Market in Gongju-si This traditional night market, open since 1973, is will be open until November 30th, every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Cultural Park. Pho, hotteok, beef sushi, steak, jokbal, kkwabaegi, and many other delicious foods will all be sold by market vendors, and they can be eaten while watching a variety of different cultural performances each night.
The young food stand owners will be dressed in traditional clothing based on attire from the Baekje dynasty, which will make the market feel more exotic for visitors. There are also two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Gongsanseong Fortress and the Tomb of King Muryeong, nearby, ensuring that you will never run out of things to see.
TIP: You can rent traditional clothing based on Baekje Dynasty attire for free. Address: Gongju Sanseong Market Cultural Park, 211, Muryeong-ro, Gongju-si
Oh-Rock Night Market in Cheonan-si The Oh-Rock Night Market in Cheonan is open every Friday and Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.. The Oh-Rock Night Market offers unique Korean cuisine for visitors from foreign countries. From garlic tteokbokki, a Cheonan favorite, to cube steaks, butter shrimp skewers, and shrimp boxes there are over 20 unique and special dishes awaiting visitors here. There is also a youth flee market along the Gingko Street in Daeheung-dong where fashionable goodies, food, and cafe beverages made by young adults are all sold.
TIP: There are usually long lines for garlic tteokbokki, chicken skewers, and lamb skewers. Bring a card and cash. Address: Daeheung-dong, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si
Baekmagang Dalbam Market in Buyeo-gun The Baekmagang Dalbam Market in Buyeo-gun is open until September. This market is open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the entrance is at the Buyeo Market Plaza. Around 30 types of delectable finger foods, like bite-sized steaks, fried chicken nuggets, miscellaneous fried treats, salmon sushi, egg tarts, tiramisu, and much more are available. For families, there will be magic shows, block building, perfume making, and other family-friendly programs.
TIP: Keep an eye--or ear--out for the musical performances and events, not just the food trucks. Address: Buyeo Market Plaza, 12, Seongwang-ro 173beon-gil, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun