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The 2009 Busan International Fireworks Festival at Gwangalli Beach, Busan. [JoongAng Ilbo]


The cool breeze and clear blue skies of fall are ideal for festivals. And a fall festival would not be complete without food, drinks and fireworks. Visitors can get a taste of all three and more at the Korea Food Festival and the Busan International Fireworks Festival, which starts Thursday.

The Korea Food Festival is a seven-day event in Jeonju, North Jeolla, in and around the Jeonju World Cup Stadium and the Jeonju Hanok Village, which will give visitors an opportunity to sample Korean delicacies in both modern and traditional settings.

The festival features makgeolli, or traditional rice wine, and other delights. Visitors can also try their hand at cooking their own Korean dishes.

Entering its sixth year, the Busan International Fireworks Festival will be held from Thursday through Saturday at Gwangalli Beach and is aiming to be bigger than ever.

The opening night festivities include performances from popular Korean artists such as BoA and Super Junior. A “fireworks musical” 50 minutes in length will be held Friday night and the highlight of the festival, a massive fireworks show along the Gwangan Bridge, will take place on Saturday night.

For more information, visit www.koreafoodfestival.or.kr and etour.busan.go.kr.


By Jason Kim [jason@joongang.co.kr]
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