2014 HARVEST FESTIVAL

2014.11.15 [Sat]&16[Sun] 10:30AM~3:30PM
At COCO FARM & WINERY,ASHIKAGA ,TOCHIGI, JAPAN

COME CELEBRATE THE HARVEST WITH US!
We at Coco Romi Gakuen and Coco Farm & Winery are happy to announce
the details of our 31th Annual Harvest Festival.

  • Dates: Saturday, 15 November, 2014 and Sunday, 16 November, 2014
    [NOTE: The Festival will take place regardless of the weather.]
  • Times: 10:30AM to 3:30PM (Reception is open until 2:30PM)
  • Place: Coco Farm & Winery, 611 Tajima-cho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan

Details:

Participation in the Harvest Festival costs ¥3,000 per person.
*Children of 15 years old and under is free.
This will allow you entrance into the fairgrounds, and buy you a Harvest Kit.
Each Harvest Kit contains the following: A Harvest Festival Commemorative Wine Glass with a Glass Folder, a Festival Member’s Badge, a Wooden Cutlery Set (Including Fork, Knife, Spoon and Chopsticks), an Exchange Ticket and more… The ticket can be exchanged for one of the following:
・A Carafe(750ml) of this year’s Freshly-Made Wine
・A Bottle of Red Wine(750ml) with a Corkscrew
・A Bottle of White Wine(750ml) with a Corkscrew
・A Bottle of Freshly-Made Grape Juice with a box of garlic toast.

The Festival will feature continual live music, including: The Lark Quintet (Classical Music), Iwao Furusawa, Akira Sakata’s Jazz Group, Aura and Saigenji.

There will be two large Food Courts where Kanto area chefs will be preparing delicious meals for purchase. A partial list of dishes available includes: Paella, Tacos, Roast Beef, Charcoal-grilled Lamb, Fried Chicken, a Selection of Cheeses, and much, much more.

Transportation:

There is no parking near the fairgrounds to prevent guests from driving after imbibing alcohol. We strongly suggest that Festival attendees use shuttle buses for the festival or public transportations. Also, some hotels in Ashikaga-city will have their own buses. Please contact the hotels directly for more information. And if attendees are planing to come by arranged bus, you can get off at the fairgrounds. In that case since there is no parking, please park the bus in the city. From Tokyo, one can reach the Ashikaga-shi Tobu train station by taking the Tobu Line (express or local) from either Asakusa or Kita Senjyu. For more information please visit: http://www.cocowine.com/contents/english/directions-to-coco

Shuttle Buses (no need for reservation):

We will have shuttle buses running from 7 stops as listed below including the Ashikaga train stations (JR line and Tobu line) to the fairgrounds. Shuttle Buses are running continuously from COCO FARM & WINERY to the following stops.

  1. Tobu Isesaki Line Ashikaga-Shi Station South Exit:
    One way 300yen  Running from 8:30
  2. JR Ryomo Line Ashikaga Station North Exit:
    One way 300yen  Running from 8:30
  3. South of Ashikaga-Gakkou:
    One way 300yen  ETD: 8:45 9:45 10:45 11:45 12:45
  4. Ashikaga City Hall, Around Suidou-Cyousya Building:
    One way 300yen  ETD: 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00
  5. West of Ashikaga Sports Park (along Showa Street where Shibata Yakuhinn used to be):
    One way 300yen  ETD: 9:15 10:15 11:15 12:15 13:15
  6. Nagusa Saisekijyou Parking:
    One way 300yen  Running from 8:30
  7. Parking near Kabasaki Hachiman Guu:
    One way 300yen  Running from 8:30

*Please note that the last shuttle bus will leave the fair ground around 16:30

For more information about shuttle busses for the festival, please contact Kyoei Kankou Ashikaga Service Center  TEL:0284-70-3056

In addition, there will be buses from Shinjuku, Tokyo that will come to Harvest Festival directly. A round trip ticket to use the bus will cost ¥9,500 (including Harvest Ticket ¥3,000). The buses will depart from Shinjuku Station West Exit around 9:00. Reservation is required. Reservation period is from 5 September to 5 November. For reservation or inquiry, please contact JTB Ryomo-Branch. TEL: 0284-70-0118

Parkings:

There is no parking around the fairgrounds. By car, please park at parking in the city. These are public carparks, not designated for the Festival only. Map to the bus Stops.

We appreciate your cooperation to make wonderful festival memories for everyone:

・Drunken drive and under-aged drinking is prohibited by law.
・Please park your car at designated parking. And please don’t disturb residents of our neighbourhood.
・Please be careful not to drink too much. There will be a first aid station. But we will not be able to treat drunken customer.
・We cannnot be responsible for lost, stolen items or any accident.
・It is not allowed to bring any food or drink into the fairgrounds.
・Our vineyard will be open for this festival. Please take good care of our vineyard and the equipments. Also, please beware of falling rocks.
・No pets admitted into indoors except for service dogs.
・Don’t smoke in the vineyard. Please smoke at the designated smoking area.

We are very grateful for the supports from our neighbors, locas, volunteers, and attendees. Without all these support, we are not be able to held this festival. We would appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation. Thank you.


2013 Harvest Festival Photo