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Source : Korea Tourism Organization

The beautiful town of Yangyang in Gangwon-do Province hosts a festival each year to celebrate the wondrousness of its local songi pine mushroom, an eco-friendly delicacy harvested from the surrounding fragrant pine forests. 

The festival begins with a traditional ceremonial ritual for the mountain spirits, praying for the safety of all festival goers. 

During the festival, you'll be able to collect wild songi pine mushrooms and shitake mushrooms from the surrounding hills. A two-hour special pine mushroom harvesting program for non-Korean tourists will be held twice a day, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also, you can try making your own tteok rice cake in a traditional manner or dye some cloth using traditional natural colorings. 

Local restaurants will be at the venue to serve up some delicious ramyeon instant noodles, loaves of bread, buckwheat noodles and burgers, all made using locally-grown songi

Finally, you'll also be able to buy some local farm produce, like songi mushrooms, shitake mushroom, honey and ginseng. 

See you there! 

WhenSept. 29, 2017 ~ Oct. 1, 2017
LocationYangyang Namdaecheon Stream Event area
549, Ilchul-ro, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
From Seoul Express Terminal, take an express bus to Yangyang Bus Terminal.
The venus is within 10 minutes' walking distance from the bus terminal.
Contact(TEL/FAX/Email)1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
For more info: +82-33-670-2723
Websitehttp://song-i.yangyang.go.kr/site/songi_festival/index.jsp (Korean only)