August 13, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Japanese Fall Festival Sept. 10 - 12

The Springfield Sister Cities Association, with support from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, will host its 15th Japanese Fall Festival Friday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 12 in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., with special performances by traditional Japanese performers from Springfield’s sister city of Isesaki, Japan and a wide array of other activities and performances.

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.

This year’s highlights include:

The festival also hosts daily tea ceremonies in the lakeside tea house, nightly candlelight strolls through the garden, hands-on activities for children, presentations by local performers, authentic Japanese food and regional artisans and merchants. A large tent top market features Japanese souvenirs and apparel for sale, with all proceeds benefiting SSCA.

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