Please note the opening ceremony on Saturday has been cancelled. — Ed.

Gapado, an islet off the south coast of Jeju, is famous for its green barley. The island has held the festival since 2009 to showcase the changing colors of the crop in spring. Starting from April 19th the festival continues for 23 days until May 11th, giving visitors the benefit of the changing colors of the barley fields from green at the beginning, to gold towards the end of the festival.

The festival’s event programs include:

  • Guided tours through the barley fields.

  • Kite-flying over barley fields.

  • Fishing on the traditional boat the Tewoo

  • Song contests.

Other events include a marathon through the green barley fields; making barley bibimbap with seaweed as well as the chance to catch octopus on weekends

Title: The 6th Gapado Green Barley Festival

Period: April 19 ~ May 11 (23 days)

Location: Gapado, Daejeong-eup area

Organization: Gapado Green Barley Festival Committee

Inquiries: Gapa-ri community office 064-794-7130 / Daejeong-eup office 064-760-4081~2

 

Transportation

Name of the boats: 21 Samyeong-ho (accommodating 294 people) and Samyeong-ho (accommodating 91 people)

Weekdays (7 times)

Weekends (8 times)

Depart from Moseulpo port

Depart from Gapado port

Depart from Moseulpo port

Depart from Gapado port

09:00

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Both ferries run on shifts on weekdays with only 21 Samyeong-ho operating on weekends.

Fare (round trip):

21 Samyeong-ho: adults 10,000 won, children (under the age of 12): 5,000 won.

Samyeong-ho: adults 8,000 won, children (under the age of 12):  4,000 won.

For any transport inquiries call Gapa-ri community office 064-794-7130, or

Samyeong Haewoon (the ship company) 064-794-3500, 064-794-5490.

 

Programs

Time

Throughout festival

Saturday

Sunday

Gapado Islet Welcome

event

10:00~11:00

 Opening ceremony
(4.19/

Sat)

 –

Farming village experience

10:00~16:00

Walking through the barley fields.

Shuttlecock game (Jegichagi)

Shuttlecock game (Jegichagi)

10:00~16:00

Stone gathering and symbolically piling them to wish for good luck

10-1 Olle trail treasure-hunt game

10-1 Olle trail treasure-hunt game

10:00~14:00

Limbo game

Limbo game

Limbo game

11:00~13:00

Barley weight guessing game

Making barley bibimbap with seaweed

Making barley bibimbap with seaweed

12:00~14:00

Marathon through the barley fields

Bike riding race for couples

Marathon through the barley fields

Bike riding race for couples

Fishing village experience

10:00~16:00

Catching top shell experience

Catching top shell experience

12:00~16:00

Fishery open free

Peeling brown turban shell  competition

Peeling brown turban shell  competition

13:00~14:00

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Try roasted top shell free

Try roasted top shell free

13:00~14:00

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Catching octopus experience

Catching octopus experience

Performances

10:00~16:30

Song contest

I am a singer too!

Song contest

I am a singer too!

Song contest

I am a singer too!

Permanent programs

Specialties sales, Healing camps, Writing a love message

Additional programs

-Agricultural and marine products sales promotion

-Kite-flying over barley fields.

※ Details are subject to change

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