Announcing the Greater Boston Kimchi Festival. 3PM-6PM, Sunday March 21, 2010.
There will be kimchi, a kimchi contest, and a whole lot of kimchi-related activities and entertainment.
The awards ceremony will take place at 5:30PM.
Contest And Attendance
If you would like to attend the Greater Boston Kimchi Festival, it is $5. No advance registration is required.
If you would like to enter your kimchi in the Greater Boston Kimchi Festival kimchi contest, please click here for the Entry Information and Guidelines, and click here for the official Entry Form. For every batch of kimchi you enter, the fee is $10 if you register in advance, or $15 at the door. (So please register in advance, and save yourself some money!) Contestants must arrive and submit their kimchi to the judges between 3:00PM and 3:30PM.
The kimchi contest judges will be restaurateur Phil Paik, proprietor of JP Seafood Cafe in Jamaica Plain, a rave-reviewed Korean restaurant; and Alex Lewin, food educator, health strategist, blogger, and fermentation advocate. They will judge the following categories:
- Best In Show
- Best Professional Kimchi
- Best Traditional Cabbage Kimchi
- Best Traditional Non-Cabbage Kimchi
- Best Innovative Kimchi
The Kimchi Festival will take place in the Parish Hall of the Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church, at the corner of Centre and Corey Streets in West Roxbury, Boston. Enter through the door marked 70 Corey St:
Driving directions are available here: http://www.tparkerchurch.org/
There is ample free parking in lots and on the streets near the church, including at the Bank of America parking lot across Corey St. and at the public lot on Corey across Centre St. The commuter rail does not run on Sundays. To get to the church by public transportation, you can take the Orange Line to Forest Hills and take the 37/38 or the 36 bus, both of which stop in front of the church. On Sunday, the following buses are available from Forest Hills: 37/38 (2:15pm, 3:15, 4:15) 36 (2:25pm, 3:05, 3:25, 4:05, 4:25, 5:05).
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