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Arts & Culture
Families, Other, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Visitors & Travelers

Age Minimum (with Adult): 9+, Minimum Age:15+

Pre-festival Decoration (Wakamatsu150Fest)

The American River Conservancy invites the public to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese colony in America at the historic location of their 1869 tea and silk farm in Placerville, CA. 

WakamatsuFest150 is a celebration of 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, arts, and cuisine. The festival will feature Japanese and Japanese-American food, art, music, performances, demonstrations, discussions, competitions, and more.  Booths will offer Asian and other foods, information, and merchandise. Entertainment will showcase traditional and modern Japanese-American culture. Docents will guide tours and tell stories about the first Japanese colonists who established their tea and silk farm on this Placerville property. Locals, farmers, historians, and naturalists will share knowledge and experience honoring the past, present, and future of Wakamatsu Farm and surrounding El Dorado County.

The festival location is Wakamatsu Farm, the site of the first Japanese Colony in the USA. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this one-and-only sesquicentennial celebration!

Your duties may include:

- Determining set up needs and how to accomplish each need

- Helping create/look for festival themed decoration including signage, donation boxes, gift baskets, art, decorations and banners.

- Identifying, purchase, and set up Japanese themed decoration in the festival colors.

- Facilitating and preparing raffle, auction, and sponsor gift baskets, including procuring donations, selling tickets and planning these offerings
during the festival.

- Creating effective directional signage

Requirements

- Artistic/design inclinations

- Organized with attention to detail

Note: Supplies and tools are needed. Donations are welcome.

The festival location is Wakamatsu Farm, the site of the first Japanese Colony in the USA. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this one-and-only sesquicentennial celebration!

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Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: (916) 447-7063 
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