Korea has a long tradition of bullfighting. The Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province) in particular, has a bullfighting competition that dates back 1000 years, and is now the home of the country's largest bullfighting festival.

The highlight of the Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival is the bullfighting competition, in which over 100 bulls compete and there is even an event between Korean and Japanese teams. The festival program also includes a genuine US rodeo featuring members of the armed forces who are stationed in Korea and there will be a performance by the US rodeo team.