The Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market, which was voted as the top policy of Seoul by foreigners, hosted 3.3 million visitors during 2016. The 2017 Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market will be held on March 24 (Fri) in four different locations at Yeouido Hangang Park, Banpo Hangang Park, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and Cheonggyecheon Stream. 362 merchants (142 food trucks and 220 merchants selling handmade products and other items) will be present at the events.
From March 10 (Fri) to 12 (Sun), the Seoul Metropolitan Government will host an open contest to select merchants to participate in the 2017 Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market at Yeouido Hangang Park. 498 merchants (270 food trucks and 228 general merchants) will enter the open contest.
The 2016 Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market started out in March as the Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market@Yeouido and continued to grow in size to include a total of four locations (Yeouido Hangang Park, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Mokdong Stadium, and Cheonggye Plaza). Each market operated on Fridays and Saturdays and a total of 102 food trucks, 200 handmade artists, 240 performance teams, and 3.3 million citizens (average of 70,000 per day) attended the event.
The open contest will be held from 2 pm to 9 pm over three days for each category and judged for its expertise and popularity by 20 judges that consist of a professional evaluation team and a civilian evaluation team.
The civilian evaluation team will be recruited on-line (March 3-7). A total of 90 team members will be selected in six groups of 15 which will consist of the major target categories of homemakers, working professionals, college students, and foreigners. Visit the Bamdokkaebi Night Market website for details of the application method and schedule.
Visit the open contest to sample the menu for the 2017 Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market menu and purchase goods before the actual event.