Join us Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 11am-6pm to celebrate the Harvest Moon Festival in Portland’s Oldtown Chinatown.
The Harvest Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian communities. Lanterns of all size and shapes, are carried and displayed – symbolic beacons that light people’s path to prosperity and good fortune. Mooncakes, a rich pastry typically filled with sweet-bean, yolk , meat or lotus-seed paste, are traditionally eaten during this festival.
While historically the festival was a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon, today, it is an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity.
We will celebrate this year in hopes of bringing in a time of harmony and unity in Portland. Festivities will include live performances, vendors selling crafts, food and services, and activities for the whole family. Join us as we come together to revitalize the Oldtown/Chinatown neighborhood, and work toward rebuilding our city in the place that Portland was born. We will open the event with a Lion Dance performance, and close the day with En Taiko drummers.
To register as a vendor, click here!
A collaboration between:
Old Town Community Association
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Japanese American Museum of Oregon
Portland Chinatown Museum
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
Oregon Chinese Coalition
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine