The Jjokbae Water Festival presents creative rafts with unique shape to decorate the lake of Bungoseom island. The festival also provides various water sports and events (> 30 different programs).
Period: July 28(Sat) ~ August 12(Sun), 2011
Venue: Bungoseom island and 5 Villages in Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do
Hosted by Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do
Organized by Hwacheon-gun Festival Organizing Committee
There was a ferry called Namgang-Naru, a shipping route for salts between Incheon and Hwacheon during Koryo Dynasty (918~1392), although water routes are not available due to dams. Nobody remembers the ferry and the boats in Hwacheon at past any more.
Jjokbae Water Festival has started to reproduce the images of boats used in shipping salts at past since 2003. The festivity is last between end of July to early August every year with various programs such as Creative Jjokbae Bulding Contest, Valley hiking, Farm-stay for families and about 30 different programs.
Eolto & Dangto
Name: Eolto & Dangto
Occupation: Jjokbae Water Festival promotion and Earth observation
Hobby: Crossing over the Milky Way by a raft and making a raft
Home town: They live in the moon making and selling rice cakes, but they love being human on earth.
Nowadays, they stay in Hwacheon for 6 months a year enjoying the festivals.
Favorites: Smiling people, seeking curiosities, indulging in romance, playing in the water, visiting Sudarine (an otter’s home) and Eolgomine (Eolgomi family’s home) and so on.