What will be open?
Many businesses will be closed during the Chuseok holiday weekend. Sunday (27th) is the actual day of the holiday, but Saturday and Monday are also part of the holiday. Most businesses will be closed for all or part of the holiday.
The Bugle/Pearl Jam, MJs, Road King, and Buzz will be open every day during the holiday (at their regular times).
LotteMart and E-Mart will be closed on Sunday but open the other days. Homeplus should be open every day (although opening times might vary).
Cheongju International Craft Biennale (daily until Sunday, Oct 25/Cheongju Industrial Complex)
Goesan International Organic Expo (daily until Sunday, Oct 11/Goesan’s Organic Expo Farm)
*New addition* The Bugle: Sunday Funday and Beer Pong Championships (Sunday, Sept 27/The Bugle in Chungdae)
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Cheongju International Craft Biennale
Every two years, Cheongju is host to this event, which includes art galleries, craft exhibitions, performances, and hands-on experiences.
It runs from September 16 to October 25, so you have plenty of time to take advantage of this festival. Tickets are 10,000 won at the door, or 8,000 in advance online.
There are special performances or events on Friday and Saturday nights, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It's open 9am to 6pm. (** This Sunday, the opening hours will be 11am to 6pm due to the Chuseok holiday**)
It is located in Naedeok-dong, near the bus stop for the Cheongju Industrial Complex (청주문화산업단지). You can say the name of the event to a taxi driver: 공예 비엔날레 ("gohng-yay bee-en-nahl-lay").
Check out the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2015 website (there’s an English option).
Goesan International Organic Expo
Goesan (괴산, pronounced “gway-sahn”) is a town in our province about an hour away. Every year, they host a large organic international expo that envisions the development of the organic agriculture industry while promoting new value-added local and global businesses.
There are a variety of outdoor exhibitions and indoor exhibition halls, different experience centers, food courts and cafes, and a trade fair.
It’s open 9am~6pm every day. Admission is 10,000won for adults.
It takes place at the Organic Expo Farm in front of the Goesan County office. To get there, get a bus from the Intercity (Shiwae) Terminal to Goesan (via Jeungpyeong). It takes about one hour.
The Bugle Presents: Sunday Funday and Beer Pong Championships!
Come to the Bugle on Sunday to add some excitement to your Chuseok holiday!
Beer Pong Championship-- Grab a partner and give it a go! We'll play prelim games from 6pm to 9pm, and finals from 10pm on.
Drink Specials-- Get a tray of rum & coke or vodka & orange... 6 drinks for 16,000! Or how about a pitcher of sangria for 10,000?
Even if you're not up for beer pong or drinking, some grab some food, play a game (Cards Against Humanity? Jenga?), and just hang up with the rest of us bored over Chuseok.... let's make it one to remember!