Eighth Annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

There will be a free revolving shuttle to and from the Japantown Peace Plaza (Post and Buchanan) to The Event Center, sponsored by the Japantown Community Benefits District.

The festival — the signature fundraiser of the Nichi Bei Foundation — will feature live entertainment, various soy- and tofu-related vendors, free samples with admission, an educational component highlighting the various uses of soy, audience participation games including a Tofu Eating Contest, a children’s activity area, raffle and a Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition.

Co-emcees are KTVU Fox 2 reporter Jana Katsuyama and NBC Bay Area traffic anchor Mike Inouye.

This year’s festival features a curated set of cooking de