Hakka Festival in Taoyuan
Department of Hakka Affairs
Northern Taiwan Hakka Cuisine Competition
This event includes 3 major themes: Hakka Gift Competition, Best Hakka Cuisines food competition, and Sharing and Heritage. For the Hakka Gift Competition, fine restaurants in northern Taoyuan were invited to develop souvenirs and gifts based on traditional Hakka condiments and sauces that are then sold at the event site. For Sharing and Heritage, the winning team will provide culinary instructions in various school campuses after the event.
The main event, the Best Hakka Cuisines culinary competition, will be held at the old Taoyuan Train Station in August. In addition to cover all fine cuisines from various areas of north Taiwan, the event includes the Food, Fun, and Fortune activity that allow public visitors to try traditional rice-based cuisine of the Hakka people, the Udon Noodles vs Silver Needle Noodle international performance and competition where Udon noodle masters from Kagawa Prefecture of Japan were invited to show their skills, and the exciting Hakka Culture and Art Competition. The event also includes Hakka Cuisine and Cultural Zone and Hakka-themed Merchandise Exhibit that allow visitors to better understand Hakka culture and cuisine.
Hakka Tung Blossom Festival of Taoyuan City
The Festival will be jointly held by various district offices and social groups and associations from April to May. Theme events include, Tung Blossom Recitation Competition, Brilliant Tong Flower Parade, Tong Blossom Picnic Party, Tung Blossom Appreciation Walk and Evening Dance and Music Festival in the Tong Forest, and Tong Flower Carnival, as well as 4 Tong Flower landscape artworks, 5 recommended Tong Flower appreciation footpaths, and 100 shops and companies to receive consultation in packaging and design.
Taoyuan Hakka Culture Festival
The Festival will be held together with various district offices and social groups and associations from September to December. Plans have been made to include themed events such as Moonlight Get Together Music Carnival, Hakka Ping'an Performance, Hakka Hamlet Scarecrow Competition, and Laowu Music Festival. Over 50 Hakka cultural events will be implemented in various districts of Taoyuan City.