Fall Festivals in South Korea Celebrate Arts, Food August 23, 1997 Share 1 -- Reed Travel FeaturesSEOUL, South Korea -- Fall festival time is approaching in South Korea, and the country is gearing up for a full season that borrows from its Korea Cultural Heritage Year theme.Highlights of the fall festival calendar are as follows:* Kangjin Celadon Cultural Festival, an event during which tourists don the garb of traditional potters and fire their own ceramics, held Sept. 2 to 7 in Kangjin-gun.* Kumsan Ginseng Festival, which celebrates the wildly popular medicinal herb. Itis held Sept. 19 to 23 in Kumsan-up.* Ichon Ceramics Festival. The 10th annual staging of this event will be held Sept. 26 to Oct. 15 in Ichon.* Andong Mask Dance Festival. There will be performances by 13 Korean masked-dance experts showing off their craft. The dates are Oct. 1 to 5 in the Hahoe Folk Village in Andong.* Namdo Food Festival: A Banquet of Abundant Taste, which will include more than 500 native dishes and cultural events, such as a traditional wedding ceremony. It will be held Oct. 1 to 7 in Sunchon.* Pusan Chagalchi Festival, which celebrates the maritime history of Korea's largest seaport. It will take place Oct. 6 to 9 in Pusan.* Paekje Cultural Festival, which celebrates the ancient Paekje civilization and will feature about 60 cultural performances. The dates are Oct. 9 to 12 in Konju.* Kwangju Kimchi Festival, which features the fermented cabbage, the national dish of Korea. It will be held Oct. 18 to 21 in Kwangju.For more information, contact the Korea National Tour-ism Organization at (800) TOUR-KOREA. The KNTO has a Web site at http://www.knto.or.kr.