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Fill your stomach and mind at the 2024 Busan Wheat Festival


The 2024 Busan Wheat Festival will take place from June 22 to 23 at the auto campground and lotus field in Hwamyeong Ecological Park, Buk-gu District. 

Festivalgoers can enjoy food, lectures and activities centered around wheat, one of the most widely grown crops worldwide.

Buk-gu was a major wheat distribution center after the Korean War. Busan Metropolitan Government planned the new wheat festival to commemorate this history and connect it to the city’s burgeoning gastronomic tourism.

Visitors will find gourmet food at the auto campground. Participating restaurants include Michelin-rated Cor Pasta Bar (Bib Gourmand), Ramsey and Le Dorer. Beloved local eateries, such as Gome Milmyeon, Namcheon Myeonga and Dufftown Burger, will also offer their best wheat-based meals.

Special discounted tickets to reserve meal sets are available online until 5 p.m. on June 19. A total of 2,000 tickets are available. Follow the link at the bottom of this article to learn more. Festivalgoers without special meal tickets can still purchase food on-site. However, they should anticipate long wait times and limited availability. 

In addition, the “Wheat & Wit Concert” will explore the world of wheat. Experts in history, science, art and food will share their ideas on wheat and its significance to society. Presenters include scientist and content creator Gue-do of the YouTube channel Unrealscience, historical storyteller Sun Kim, food columnist Park Sang-hyun, and celebrity chef Hong Shinae.

Finally, The Picnic Lounge near the lotus field will offer food trucks, hands-on activities and live performances to enhance the festive atmosphere.

For details, visit the Busan Culture and Tourism Organizing Committee website. Reservation information can also be found on the organization’s official Instagram account.

※The 2024 Busan Wheat Festival, June 22 to 23 

◎ Hwamyeong Ecological Park: 1718-17 Hwamyeong-dong, Buk-gu

◎ Website:

◎ Reservations: 

◎ Instagram: @busan_festival

<Today's Vocabulary - 오늘의 단어>

wheat: 밀 crop: 작물 commemorate: 기념하다 anticipate: 예상하다 

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