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Jingzhou Waxberry Festival

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On the morning of June 3, Miao girls pick waxberries at Yangmei (Waxberry) Ecological Museum in Jingzhou Miao and Dong Autonomous County. (Photo/Liu Jiehua, Zhou Yu)
 
 
Duration: June 3 - 30
Venue: Jingzhou, Hunan
 

 

On June 3, the 2018 Hunan (Jingzhou) Waxberry Festival and Promotional Events on Poverty Alleviation through Industrial Development kicked off at Aoshang Town, Jingzhou Miao and Dong Autonomous County. 

The festival theme is “Tasting Jingzhou Waxberry, Enjoying Miao and Dong Folk Customs, and Promoting Local Industrial Growth”. It aims to build a nationwide marketing network with direct sales and online sales through “Internet Plus”, cold chain logistics, and community-village assistance, so as to increase local farmers’ income.  

On the same day, more than 10,000 tourists and fruit processors and wholesalers from all over the country gathered in Jingzhou to taste waxberries. An art performance with local flavors was staged at the opening ceremony, and visitors experienced waxberry picking on site.

The festival will last till the end of June. On the morning of June 5, the Jingzhou Waxberry Festival and Promotional Events on Poverty Alleviation through Industrial Development (Changsha Stop) will be held in Huangxing Square, Changsha.

Jingzhou is known as the "Hometown of Waxberry in China". At present, the county has planted 100,000 mu (about 6,666 ha.) of waxberry.

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn