September 01, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Japanese Fall Festival Event Schedule Released

A full schedule of events is now available for the 14th annual Japanese Fall Festival in Springfield, Mo. on Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13, at http://bit.ly/vgPDJ.

The Springfield Sister Cities Association, with support from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, will host the event at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave.

Special performances by a taiko drumming group, an expert candy maker, and a traditional Japanese storyteller will highlight this year’s festival.

The three-day festival runs from 5:30 – 10 p.m., Friday night, and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for kids 12 and younger; and toddlers two years of age and under are free.

Video/Web site resources for performance groups and general information is available at www.springfieldmo.gov/sistercities/news.html or call (417) 864-1191.

For more information, media contact: Cindy Jobe, Festival Coordinator, (417) 891-1191.

Springfield Sister Cities Association (SSCA)
P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801 • (417) 864-1191