The International Silk Festival, the Phuk Siao Tradition, and the Khon Kaen Red Cross Fair 2017 will take place this year from 29th November to 10th December 2017. It will be held in front of the Khon Kaen City Hall. Activities include an international food fair, a silk fashion show, concerts, contests, exhibitions, and Thai-style boxing. The Phuk Siao, or friendship-making, ritual is one of the highlights.
Located 445 kilometers from Bangkok, Khon Kaen is the commercial, administrative, and educational center of the Northeast. The province is often used by travelers as a base for visiting many parts of the Upper Northeast of Thailand. Khon Kaen is also well-known for high-quality silk, especially for its tie-dye technique or mudmee, which is in wide use now.