2017 Soy & Tofu Festival Retrospective Video

Thank you to all those who either attended the 2017 Soy & Tofu Festival or helped run it! We could not have held the festival without you, and we hope you had a fun time celebrating the joy of tofu. Here is a retrospective video created by the Nichi Bei Foundation that recounts the fun throughout the day. Thanks for being a part of the Soy & Tofu Festival, and we hope to see you next year!

Buy your Raffle Tickets!

The Soy and Tofu Festival Raffle is another great opportunity to help support the Nichi Bei Foundation. Here is a partial list of our exciting prizes:

• TOTO WASHLET S350e Toilet Seat ($1,500 value) by TOTO Washlet San Francisco
$500 cash by Nichi Bei Foundation
$100 Apple gift card
1 night stay ($200+ value) at Hotel Kabuki – a Joie de Vivre Hotel
2 Tickets to Kristi Yamaguchi’s Golden Moment ( $300 value) by Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation
2 San Francisco Giants
Two 2-day passes to J-POP Summit ($100 value)

and many more!!

Buy it from any committee member or at the festival!

Entertainment Schedule for the seventh annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Fest June 17, 2017

The Event Center Stage

Patron’s Hall, The Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral,

1111 Gough St. at Geary Blvd., San Francisco


11:15 a.m.    Chung Ngai Dance Troupe

12 p.m.         Parangal Dance Company

12:30 p.m.    MJ Lee.

1 p.m.           Trace Repeat

1:45 p.m.      Soy & Tofu Dessert Competition

2:30 p.m.      San Jose Taiko

3:15 p.m.      Aidan James

4 p.m.           G Yamazawa


Tiny Tofu Town: Halls A & B

Children’s and Adult Activities, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting


Education / Health & Wellness Hall

Soy Education, Massage Therapy, Asian American Donor Program Marrow Drive


Cooking Demonstrations in Hall C

11:30 a.m.    Megumi Natto

4:30 p.m.      TBD

*Schedule as of June 13, subject to change.

Entertainment lineup announced!

We are proud to announce an exciting entertainment lineup for the seventh annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street (at Geary Boulevard) in San Francisco. From breakout national stars like spoken word poetry / hip-hop act G Yamazawa from North Carolina and ukulele virtuoso Aidan James from Hawai‘i, to emerging artists with debut albums like singer-songwriter MJ Lee. and Trace Repeat, an Oakland-based Asian American funk band that defies stereotypes, the day is balanced by outstanding cultural performances such as the iconic San Jose Taiko, Parangal Dance Company (Filipino dance) and Chung Ngai Dance Troupe (lion dancing).


Buy Your Discounted Advanced Tickets Today!

Come discover the joy of soy at the seventh annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

A fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation, to support the publication of the Nichi Bei Weekly

• Cooking Demonstrations • Soy & Tofu Vendors • Soy & Tofu Dessert Competition • Live Performances • Soy Samples • Raffle • Food Trucks • Soy Education

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard)
San Francisco

ADMISSION: $10 in advance / $15 at the door* • Buy THREE, get one FREE!

FREE TOTE to the first 500 in attendance


Eventbrite - Seventh Annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

Check out our reduced food vendor and artisan vendor fees! Become a Soy and Tofu Fest Vendor!

** Food trucks: was $390, now $275

** Food vendors: was $395-$495, now $200-250

** Artisan Craft vendors: was $200, now $150

Do you have an exciting food product or food truck that utilizes soy that you want to share with the masses?

Do you have a unique handmade item with an Asian feel appeal to it?

The Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival is actively seeking product vendors for this unique and creative event.

Vendors will be mentioned in promotional material, in the Nichi Bei Weekly, on the Soy and Tofu Fest Website and in the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival program. Vendors can sell non-perishable soy and tofu-related products and other items at the event.

We’re also accepting vendor booths related to health and community-based nonprofits. After all, the Nichi Bei’s mission is to keep the community connected, informed and empowered.