2017 Korean Festival in Carrollton, TX

Photographed by Robert Lin

Experience Korean culture, food and products during a full day Korean Festival, scheduled on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10AM-10PM, at the HMart Shopping Center area in Carrollton, TX. Because of the growing population of Korean residents, businesses and restaurants, which now started to mushroom in the city of Carrollton, TX, have brought much interested in the Korean culture, food and shopping.

Mr. Lee Sang Soo, Head Mission of the Consular Office of the Republic of Korea in Dallas said, “The festival, now on its second year, is a way of sharing North Texas residents to understand the Korean way of life and culture. It is a means of sharing our culture to the community who do not know much about Koreans.”

Many distinguished guests, including Addison Mayor Joe Chow, Carrollton Mayor Kevin Falconer, Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt, Carrollton Deputy Mayor Pro Tem John Sutter, Carrollton Chief of Police Rex D. Redden and many of the Carrollton City Council members like Young Sung, Mike Hennefer, and Glen Blanscet, attended the opening ceremony and parade to show support to the growing Korean community.

During the afternoon, a food demonstration and tasting area were set up for those who want to try the Korean national dish kimchi. Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine and a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage and Korean radishes, with a variety of seasonings including chili powder, scallions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal.

During the evening, a live K-Pop concert, featuring G2, Crying Nut and K-Pop Dancers, entertained the young crowds.