Korean Alcohol Grand Festival 2022 (우리술 대축제)

Drink, enjoy and discover Korean alcohol with other like-minded sool lovers. Your English resource for everything you need to know about the Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 (우리술 대축재).

Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 Poster that is happening from November 18th to November 20th at the aT center exhibition hall 1. The poster includes a makgeolli bottle pouring, and other different types of Korean alcohol
Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 poster

We have collected and translated all the who, where, when and what you need to know about the Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 to create one guide to the year's biggest sool festival.


For those of you who are new here: Sool (or sul) is the Korean word for any and all alcohol, but is synonymous with Korean rice-based alcohols such as takju, makgeolli, soju, and many more. This festival will showcase not just traditional alcohols, but also Korean fruit wines and liqueurs.


What time and where is the Korean Alcohol Grand Festival 2022?


Date: Friday November 18th to Sunday November 20th

Time: Fri & Sat 1pm to 8pm KST, Sun 1pm to 7pm KST

Location: Yangjae-Dong aT Center Exhibition Hall 1

(Copy & Paste: ' 서울 서초구 강남대로 27 ' into Kakao Maps or Naver Maps)


Naver Map screenshot of the aT center, the location of the Korean Alcohol Grand Festival 2022
Naver Map Location of the aT Center

The aT center is located off the Red subway line (Shinbundang line) and takes approx. 40 minutes from City Hall Station. The center is an easy 1-2 minute walk from Yangjae Citizen's Forest station (exit 4).

This image shows the directions from the nearest train station, Yangjae Citizen's Forest Station, to the aT center
Naver Maps: the directions from Yangjae Citizen's Forest Station to the aT Center

What is happening at the Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022?


This is the first in-person festival in over 2 years for this event (thanks COVID). There are numerous events held over the three days, there are only two English events being held, but nothing is stopping you from enjoying any of the Korean events:


English Event 1:

What: Making Korean Sool ~Wine~

When: Nov 19 (Sat) 5pm - 6pm KST

Where: Experience Hall (H01)


English Event 2:

What: Making Korean Sool ~Makgeolli~

When: Nov 20 (Sun) 5pm - 6pm KST

Where: Experience Hall (H01)


Korean Events:

What: Korean Sool Cocktail Show

When: Nov 18 (Fri) 5pm - 6pm KST

Where: Stage


What: Create your own Pub Sign

When: Nov 19 (Sat) 2pm - 4pm KST

Where: Experience Hall


What: Make your own Drinking Glass

When: Nov 20 (Sun) 2pm - 4pm KST

Where: Experience Hall


Below is our English translation of the Program Schedule on their website: https://sool-fest.com/home/schedule/schedule.php


Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Program
Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Program


There are over 100 booths at the festival which range from Takju to Wine to distilled liquors, so there's something for everyone. We have created an English version of the Festival layout for our English speakers to make it easy to find your favourite vendors. It is downloadable so you can keep it on your phone or print it out to take with you! It includes all the names, numbers and locations of all booths.


Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Map
Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Map

Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Map
Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Map

Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Map
Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Map

Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Map
Korean Sool Grand Festival 2022 English Map


Why should I go to the Korean Alcohol Grand Festival?


Tastings! You will be able to taste and explore a world of unique makgeolli, cheongju, soju and fruit wines that you may have otherwise never discovered. The festival also has some permanent events happening that include an online Korean alcohol personality test, Photobooth opportunities, unmanned alcohol vending machines (if talking to people isn't your thing), food fairs, and on-site live commerce. There is also Korean sool Bingo and an online raffle that you can go in to win some fabulous prizes!



How do I get in and what does it cost?


The best and easiest way to buy a ticket for the show for non-Koreans is at the door. The tickets are cheaply priced at 10,000 won and purchasing when you arrive will be the best option. If you have a business card and are involved in the sool industry, you can get entrance for free. If you can successfully navigate Kakao pay and the Korean banking system you are more than welcome to pre-purchase a ticket online from here. Best of luck to you!

​Where to Pay

Cost

At Door

10,000 won

At Door (business card)

FREE

Online - Pre-registration (Kakao Pay)

10,000 won


May you only have good drinks!


For those of you who do venture off to this festival, let us know what you think. Tag us in posts or just send a quick message to let us know what you liked or didn't. What was your favourite Korean sool? Who had the best booth? Let us know at @thesoolcompanykr.