The American River Conservancy invites you to attend the 3rd annual
Wakamatsu Farm Festival
A celebration of the diverse history of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
10 am to 4 pm
941 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville CA
Tickets: $20/adult, $7/youth, under 10 FREE
Join us for a fun, family-friendly event.
Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more people. Call ARC's main office to purchase group tickets at a discount - 530.621.1224
The Wakamatsu Farm Festival honors the site's residents, dating back to the Nisenan tribe and through time with the first Japanese Colony in America and the Veerkamp family farm.
Please remember to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen or hat, refillable water bottle, rain gear (event happens rain or shine) and cash (some vendors are cash only).
Parking and Shuttle Info: Main parking area via Green Gate entrance. Bus parking is available at Gold Trail School (889 Cold Springs Rd), along with overflow parking. Shuttle service is available from school to festival headquarters.
Festival Features (included in ticket price)
Placer Tomadachi Dance Group
Placer Ume Taiko Drummers
Sensei Harunaka Hoshino - Kenjutsu Martial Arts
San Francisco Japanese Sword Society
Tara Arai - Mikuni Sushi Demonstration
California Native Dancers
Live music from:
Naoko - Traditional Kato player
Mignon Geli and Goodshield Aguilar
Tiffani Shiro and Hugh Hoeger
Marshall Gold State Park Living History Volunteers
Japanese Arts - Temari, Origami Calligraphy, Ikebana
Lotus Bonsai Nursery
Kimberly "Shiningstar" and Native American storytelling
Local 4-H Petting Zoo
Brian Hayes Pottery
El Dorado Arts Council
Gold Country Artists' Gallery
South Fork Farm
Hay wagon rides
Food and Drink available for purchase from:
Bonne Vie Crepes
Smith Flat House
Sierra Rizing Bakery
David Girard Vineyards
Gold Hill Brewery and Vineyard
Want to learn more? ARC has compiled a brief history, along with project information, on the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm.