Sapporo Autumn Fest
A Conglomeration of Hokkaido Cuisine
A Gastronomical Delight Attracting Over a Million Visitors
September 9–October 1, 2016
The main venue for Sapporo Autumn Fest is Odori Park from 4-chome to 11-chome, where agricultural and livestock products, processed foods, wine and sake, and other items from all over Hokkaido are served. Booths feature popular food items like ramen, dishes made from local ingredients, and products from all corners of Hokkaido served by over 100 municipalities in the prefecture. Fans from around Japan flock to Chef’s Kitchen to enjoy dishes prepared by the chefs of Sapporo’s most popular restaurants. Each of the various festival venues has its own unique atmosphere and set of stores, so it’s fun walking around and enjoying the various delicacies. Tents with seats are available, so you don’t have to worry about getting wet, but there are some days when temperatures can get pretty cool, so it would be a good idea to bring along a jacket or sweater, just in case.
*The map below is based on information from 2015.
The autumn beer festival famous in sister city Munich is recreated in Sapporo's Odori Park
The beer festival held in Sapporo's sister city of Munich is recreated, Sapporo style. You can taste the beers and traditional German cuisine that are served at the real "Oktoberfest".
Sapporo Welcome Park, offering hospitality and disseminating information
Revived in 2015, this Odori 4-chome venue will serve as the Sapporo Autumn Fest 2015 entrance venue, welcoming visitors with various foods prepared using seasonal Hokkaido-grown ingredients.
Local gourmet from across Hokkaido take turns to open stalls over four periods
With "Food from around Hokkaido" as its theme, there are dishes gathered from all over Hokkaido that you usually do not get the opportunity to eat in Sapporo. You can taste such things as unique local gourmet made using local ingredients, and local ramen made from Hokkaido-produced wheat noodles.
Popular restaurants in Sapporo open stalls
Serving their specialties and gourmet dishes that are only available during the festival
Popular local restaurants from a variety of genres assemble in full force. The wood-fired oven baked pizza produced by Italian restaurant "Orizzonte" in Chuo Ward is worth checking out. Their "Pizza Autumn Fest", which is topped with autumn Hokkaido ingredients, also makes its debut.
In addition to the wines of 27 wineries in Hokkaido there is a rich selection of dishes which go perfectly with liquor
Their selection covers everything from a fresh seafood menu that includes grilled oysters, to cheeses from five local cheese factories, and Hokkaido-brewed wine and whiskeys by the glass. There are standing tables, so you can even go for a drink by yourself!
A total of more than 100 municipalities gather, treating you to specialties from all over Hokkaido
A popular venue with a range of specialty ingredients from various areas, including oysters, sea urchins, crabs and scallops. It is an area in the venue where you can go on a gourmet tour of Hokkaido. Enjoying the encounter with Japanese sake from various areas of Hokkaido.
Pizza, fresh out of the brick oven! You can simultaneously enjoy onstage entertainment.
Look for the landmark, a silo-shaped monument. The space, with its idyllic design, features a "brick oven", and you can enjoy freshly-baked pizza.
Sapporo's popular chefs display their skills, serving freshly prepared gourmet dishes available only at the venue
One of the highlight events of the "Sapporo Autumn Fest". In addition to "Sapporo Chef's Kitchen", where popular chefs of French, Italian and other cuisine prepare special menus, which change each day, the restaurants participating in "Sapporo Tapas", an event where you tour the restaurants of Sapporo, serve their dishes in the park! There is also a World Food Court, where chefs from various countries display their cooking skills.