For those of you still unsure about your Halloween plans this weekend, do I have the event for you. The Great Korean Beer Festival is having a beer and fun filled Halloween extravaganza all weekend long. The event is being held at the Public Parking Lot at Yongsan Electronics shopping mall From Friday October 27th- Sunday October 29th. The event is being sponsored by Hyundai I’PARK mall and HDC Shilla Duty Free Shop, and will play host to 18 craft beer breweries and 8 global food companies from all over the country. There will even be a beer specially brewed for the event. The ‘Yongsan Electro IPA’, will be launched and can be sampled at the site.
If you have not been to one of the Great Korean Beer Fest events before, you are in for a treat . The festival will offer craft beers from all over the country including Seoul, Gangwon, Busan and Jeju. As well as the hottest international beers from the US and the Czech Republic. Visitors can also learn about beer from local Brew Masters. If you’re worried about drinking on an empty stomach, then fear not, a wide range of international menu items will be available too including premium sausage plates of ‘Jinju Ham’, jamon and paella from ‘Spain Club’, my favourite chicken and rice by ‘Jilhal Bros’, ‘California Pizza Kitchen’, ‘Mad Fisherman’ and a whole host of food trucks. If craft beer and great food aren’t enough to float your boat, there will be plenty to enjoy at the Electro Land, Najin and Sunin Plaza. Unleash your inner nerd at the IT Experience Zone which will allow visitors to participate in 100 won auctions, discount events of electronic products, IT experiences, and drone operating.
One of the most exciting events at the fest will be the Halloween Costume Contest. Everyone is invited to participate and has a chance to win over 1.5 million won in prizes. I actually won second prize a few years back for my ‘Chimaek costume” and can attest that the contest is a lot of fun. The Great Korean Beer Festival is being held at Yongsan Electronics shopping mall From Friday October 27th- Sunday October 29th, and runs from 1pm to 11pm. There are no separate fees for entrance, only for goods consumed inside the festival. For more information about the event please see the Great Korean Beer Fest website or facebook page.