The Boryeong Mud Festival is Dirty Fun in South Korea

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Fri July 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM


Leave the white clothes at home for the Boryeong Mud Festival , where the sleepy seaside town of Boryeong, South Korea, will transform into one slippery mud party this weekend. (This is no ordinary mud; it's said to have healing properties.) Festival-goers can compete in the "Mr. Mud" contest, mud wrestling, and even a mud boot camp. Those looking for a more laid-back experience can opt for mud facials, body painting, pottery demos, soap-making and lounging on Daecheon Beach.

If you happen upon Boryeong Mud Festival but mud ain't your thing, catch the rave on the evening of the closing ceremonies, or Friday‚Äôs Korean b-boy show. Pop and hip-hop shows are scattered throughout the week as well.

Tune into this fan-created GoPro video to get down and dirty.