Wuchuan to hold oat flour cultural festival
Naked oats at Wuchuan county in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region [Photo/nmgnews]
Wuchuan county in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, will host the sixth oat flour cultural festival starting on August 18, and it will last until Sept 6.
The opening ceremony is scheduled at 8 pm on August 18.
Organized by the county's Party committee and Wuchuan government, the festival will include a total of 18 activities, including a specialty fair, an oat noodle cooking competition, a conference on traditional commodities, and tourism promotions.
In addition, conferences on business and investment, a campus cultural festival and a forum on alleviating poverty and boosting agriculture will also be held during the festival themed on combating poverty.
To enrich the daily lives of the people, a host of cultural activities, including opera performances, calligraphy and painting exhibitions, and badminton matches, are scheduled to take place during the 20-day festival.
Wuchuan, located in the center of Inner Mongolia, is renowned for its agricultural products, especially oat, buckwheat and potatoes. Among them, the local specialty Youmian, noodles made from oat flour, can help prevent and control some diseases, such as coronary heart disease and high blood pressure.