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The mission of the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival is to educate the public about the health benefits and various uses of soy and tofu. In adhering to these goals, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival — an annual fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation — strives to be a vehicle for community-building and leadership development while adhering to the Foundation’s mission of keeping the community connected, informed and empowered.

This exciting culinary and cultural event showcases soy and tofu vendors, provides an educational forum on the various uses and benefits of soy and tofu, offers live music and cultural entertainment, interactive games and tofu eating contests, and culminates with the Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition.

Now in its seventh year, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival has grown progressively since its inception. The popular culinary and cultural event serves as the main fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation, and is held annually in June.

Proceeds from the Festival help to publish the first nonprofit ethnic community newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.

Download the 2016 Festival Booklet

Fun for the Whole Family!

From Tiny Tofu Town to audience participation games like ToFun and Tofu Eating Contests, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival offers some exciting fun for everyone.

Feeling adventurous? Then participate onstage as part of our ToFun audience participation games to win prizes! See how fast you can suck tofu through a straw, or test your tasting skills in a game of “Tofu or Not Tofu.”

Want to showcase your tofu-eating skills? Then volunteer for one of our “Tofu Throwdown” Tofu Eating Contests, where you’ll race against others in scarfing down a block of tofu — some with added obstacles.

Tiny Tofu Town is where you’ll find a feast of activities for children and adults alike, including Tofu Toss, Tofu Target and Lasso Tofu, to name a few.

Special thanks to volunteers from Japanese Community Youth Council’s Japantown Youth Leaders

Tiny Tofu Town

Tiny Tofu Town banner

TINY TOFU TOWN: A feast of activities for kids young and old!

Our Tiny Tofu Town is a feast of activities for children and families! Familiar children’s activities such as will be supplemented by a host of soy- and tofu-related games and crafts for the entire family, including:

  • Tofu Target
  • Tofu Toss
  • Lasso Tofu
  • Soy Spin
  • Color Me Soy
  • Tofu Wear

Bring your kids to the Festival!

* subject to change.

Special thanks to volunteers from Japanese Community Youth Council’s Japantown Youth Leaders

Soy and Tofu Festival 2017 – June 17 at the Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral

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

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

Eventbrite - Seventh Annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

The mission of the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival is to educate the public about the health benefits and various uses of soy and tofu. In adhering to these goals, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival — an annual fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation — strives to be a vehicle for community-building and leadership development while adhering to the Foundation’s mission of keeping the community connected, informed and empowered.

This exciting culinary and cultural event showcases soy and tofu vendors, provides an educational forum on the various uses and benefits of soy and tofu, offers live music and cultural entertainment, interactive games and tofu eating contests, and culminates with the Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition.

Proceeds from the Festival help to publish the first nonprofit ethnic community newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.