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Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival

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Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival

As the largest Pine Mushroom producing district in Korea, Bonghwa County organizes this cultural and tourist event to publicize the excellence of Bonghwa Pine Mushroom and the clean nature of Bonghwa. Started in 1997, the Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival is held around September each year.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a variety of activities, such as experiencing Pine Mushroom mountain inhabited by this wild mushroom that cannot be cultivated artificially, picking Pine Mushroom, tasting Pine Mushroom dishes and buying Pine Mushroom products at the Pine Mushroom market.

Characteristics of Bonghwa Pine Mushroom

Grown on Masato soil filled with the spirits of Taebaek and Sobaek Mountain Ranges, Bonghwa Pine Mushroom is more fragrant than those grown in other areas. With a lower level of moisture content, Bonghwa Pine Mushroom stores well for a long period of time.

Containing letinan, Bonghwa Pine Mushroom provides anti-carcinogenic effects. In addition, Bonghwa Pine Mushroom has been verified of the effect to prevent adult diseases. As such, Bonghwa Pine Mushroom is acknowledged of as being the world's best quality.

Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival

  • The Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival
  • When
  • Every year, in late September or early October
  • Where
  • Sports Park (Bonghwa-eup), around Pine Mushroom mountain
  • Presented/ Organized by
  • Bonghwa County, Bonghwa Festival Promotion Council
  • Sponsored by
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Forest Service, Province of Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea Tourism Organization
  • Programs & Events
    • Official Events
    • Opening ceremony, congratulatory performances, cultural & art performances, Pine Mushroom Singing Festival, closing ceremony
    • Well-being Zone
    • Bonghwa Hanyagu · Pine Mushroom restaurant, Pine Mushroom cuisine market, agricultural · specialty products market, Bonghwa Hanyagu Publicity Center and store
    • Family Zone
    • Old Partner Exhibition Center, Pine Mushroom photo zone, face painting, natural dyeing, making Solbongi