A great opportunity for the County residents to communicate and celebrate
Every year, Gunwi-gun hosts its County Festival, a festival aimed at building unity and harmony between locals, and also sharing the joy of a bountiful harvest. The event, which brings everyone together as a community, instills pride in all 30,000 residents and encourages people to work together to build a better County to live in. It features a County sporting competition, a celebratory performance, a concert on the eve of the festival, and fireworks. The County sporting competition begins with an entrance ceremony, followed by an opening ceremony, and various sporting events (athletics, tug-of-war, ball rolling, etc.) that pit teams from each Eup/Myeon district against each other.
- Address : 3, Naeryang-ri, Gunwi-eup, Gunwi-gun (Gunwi Sports Complex)
Hwabon Village Festival
Plenty of memories for families, couples, and friends
The Hwabon Village Festival, themed “Hwabon, Let's Play,” gets underway at a closed school that has been turned into a museum (When Mom and Dad Were Young). Features cultural content inspired by the 1960s and 70s, the event has earned rave reviews from the public. The Daegu Metropolitan City Office even chose it as one of its best local festivals. The When Mom and Dad Were Young museum, an old school turned into a time capsule from the 1960s and 70s, offers a wide range of attractions, including old-timey games, well-being food options, and more. The cozy-looing train station, Samguk Yusa Mural Village, and the old school building all come together to add to the big festival hosted by Hwabon Village. It could be the perfect place to create plenty of fond autumn memories for families, couples, and friends.
- Address : 722, Sanseonggaeum-ro, Sanseong-myeon, Gunwi-gun (When Mom and Dad Were Young)
Samguk Yusa Golden Bell Quiz Contest
Test your knowledge of Samguk Yusa
The Samguk Yusa Golden Bell Quiz Contest invites high school students from across the country every year to promote the significance and various values of Samguk Yusa, and give them a chance to gauge their historical knowledge of Samguk Yusa. 50 students who pass the preliminary round earn a spot in the final round. The questions start off easy but progressively become more difficult to make sure only the truly knowledgeable survive. Winners, including those who get to ring the Golden Bell, are awarded a certificate and scholarship. Each award is named after King Muyeol, King Beopheung, and other figures that appear in Samguk Yusa, adding wit and fun to the whole Contest. The Samguk Yusa Golden Bell Quiz Contest is gaining quite the following from students, teachers, and parents nationwide, and it is considered one of the best examples of “edutainment” content not only in Korea, but also internationally.
Samguk Yusa National Marathon Competition
The Samgukyusa National Marathon Competition has three categories: 5km, 10km, and a half marathon. The course starts from a square at the Gunwi Dam, then goes on to Hakseonggyo Bridge (point of return for the 5km race), Gorogyo Bridge (point of return for the 10km race), Gaam Samgeori (point of return for the half marathon), and back. With its shallow inclines, the Samguk Yusa National Marathon Competition is the best marathon in Korea where you can immerse yourself in the local environment, highlighted by the beautiful scenery surrounding the Gunwi Dam. And, of course, you can enjoy plenty of local dishes after the race.
Gunwi Samguk Yusa National Walking Competition
Gunwi hosted the Samguk Yusa National Family Walking Competition for the first time in the autumn of 2019. The Competition has three categories: 5km, 10km, and 15km. The course, which runs around the Gunwi Dam, starts and finishes at Il-yeon Park. With its shallow inclines, the Samguk Yusa National Walking Competition is emerging as one of the best walking competitions in Korea where you can immerse yourself in the local environment, highlighted by the stunning natural scenery surrounding the Gunwi Dam. You can also enjoy plenty of local dishes and activities after the race.