[Festival]Toechon Tomato Festival in Gyeonggi Province

KOREA by LOCAL
11 Jun 2024
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If Spain has La Tomatina, South Korea has the Toechon Tomato Festival! 


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Discover the Delight of Toechon Tomato Festival 


๐Ÿ… Toechon Tomato Festival: A Perfect Day Out

Nestled in the picturesque town of Toechon, the Tomato Festival is an annual celebration that has been charming visitors since the 1970s. Toechon, a renowned tomato cultivation area, offers a refreshing one-day getaway for metropolitan residents. The region is blessed with the serene beauty of Paldang Lake, featuring stunning landscapes, clear waters, and a variety of fresh, pollution-free vegetables harvested daily.




๐Ÿ… Festival Details

  • When: 6.14 (FRI) - 6.16 (SUN) 
  • Where: Toechon-myeon Gwangdong-ro Area , Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do
  • Opening Ceremony: June 14th (Friday) at 16:00
  • Celebratory Performances:   June 14th (Friday) at 17:30   KBS2 Radio Show "Juhyunmi's Love Letter"
  • HOW TO GO : From Seoul Station Bus Transfer Center, the entire journey from Seoul Station takes approximately 2 hours.
    1.  Take Bus 3201 (Red bus) from Platform 5.
    2. Get off at Yangjae Station L-Tower Building stop.
    3. Transfer to Bus 3800 (Red bus).
    4. Get off at Toechon Nonghyup stop. 






๐Ÿ… Special activities 

  • Tomato Harvesting: Experience the joy of picking your own fresh, juicy tomatoes.
  • Healthy Tomato Dish Tasting: Savor a variety of delicious and nutritious tomato-based dishes.
  • Cherry Tomato Catching: Fun for kids and adults alike, try your hand at catching cherry tomatoes.
  • Tomato Pool Experience: Dive into a pool filled with tomatoes for a unique and playful experience.
  • Love of Environment Writing & Painting Contest: Express your creativity and love for the environment through writing and painting.
  • Marsh Ecological Trail Walkathon: Enjoy a scenic walkathon through the lush marshlands, appreciating the local ecology.
  • Clean Tomato Discount Event: Purchase fresh tomatoes at discounted prices directly from the producers.


The Toechon Tomato Festival is not just about celebrating tomatoes; it’s about embracing a healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle while enjoying a day full of fun and learning. Whether you’re a foodie, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a delightful day out, this festival promises a memorable experience.

Mark your calendars and get ready to dive into a world of tomato-filled fun at the Toechon Tomato Festival!


๐Ÿ… Health and Taste in Every Bite

In an era where healthy living is more than just a trend, the Toechon Tomato Festival stands out as a beacon of nutritious fun. Toechon tomatoes, grown without pesticides and pollinated by bees, boast exceptional taste and health benefits. Their popularity continues to rise among health-conscious consumers, making this festival a must-visit.


๐Ÿ… Organizers:  Gwangju City Festival Promotion Committee  / Toechon Tomato Festival Steering Committee



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