Adding a little spice and culture to your weekend, the Asian Festival is in town this weekend and kicking off rather well.
Day one has arrived of the 34th annual Asian Festival here in Eugene.
It takes place every year around this time at the Lane Event Center, and day one was packed.
“I thought I’d come down to the Asian Celebration and bring my grandson, and we’re having a great time,” said Deb Holloway.
Just like every year, people get lost in the merchandise stands. From jewels to clothes to plants to even acupuncture.
“My grandson invited me to do some acupuncture, but I said no, that’s ok. But he’s having a good time,” said Holloway.
If needles aren’t your thing, you can invest in something else. And in return, the proceeds may just go to a great cause.
“So these tree air fresheners, they’re based off the trees on the Oregon license plate,” said Troy Douglass, with Culture Brands. “And what we do is, we donate 50 percent of the proceeds to a non-profit organization to friends of the gorge.”
Douglass says in turn, the money goes to restoring more than 48,000 acres that was burned in the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017.
Other than the vendor stands, we spoke to David Tam, co-director of the Asian Festival.
He says bringing this event to Eugene every year brings more education on different cultures. Learning more about their art, cuisine and entertainment is certainly a highlight not to be missed this year.
Your last chance to get to the Asian Festival will be tomorrow from 10 a-m to 7 p-m.