Onna Industry Fair focusing on local produce, unique foods
The 17th Onna Village Industrial Festival is putting the final touches on its program for Dec. 20th and 21st, when the village, which is surrounded by rich nature, showcases its local agricultural products and seafood.
Regional goodies in Onna Village will be gathered together and sold during the festival, which runs 11 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. on Saturday the 20th, and 10 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. on Sunday the 21st at the Fureai Hands-on Experience Center. Admission is free.
There will be pottery and Ryukyu glass works, as well as unique processed foods to attract people looking for something different. Music performances by local artists will warm up the crowds both days of the event. There will also be the Miss Onna Village pageant and a program on cutting up tuna. Craft artists are going to have paid workshop corners.
People can experience the Fukugi tree dyeing that will make cloth bright yellow and the potter’s wheel. A Fukugi tree dyeing workshop will take around an hour and cost ¥3,000. A pottery wheel experience is ¥1,000 for 15 minutes. People can also buy handmade works of artists, like Shisa figurines, accessories and cloths. Other workshops include Shisa coloring for ¥1,000 for 40 minutes, and the glass accessory making ¥500 for 10 minutes.
The Yoshimoto Okinawa “Laugh and Peace” comedy stage starts at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, followed at 2:30 p.m. by the Satoru Kudaka music show. An all-you-can-stuff vegetable sale will be at 4:10 p.m., with a participation fee of ¥100. A Clown Funky balloon performance kicks off Sunday fun at 11:10 a.m., with a music show at noon, the Miss Onna Pageant at 2:10 p.m. and the tuna cutting show at 4 p.m.
There is some parking at the venue, but not enough for everyone. There will be a temporary parking area near the event site, with free shuttle busses running.