Moon Festival

A Moon Cake contest, live music, and YMCA and children activities highlight the Kentucky Chinese American Association’s Moon Festival Celebration 2011 in September.

Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, families will have free access to the Beaumont Centre YMCA for lantern making and other children’s activities. From 4-8 p.m., the Moon Festival continues at the Moondance Amphitheater in Beaumont Centre Circle with activities and entertainment. Anyone with a talent of singing, dancing, musical instruments or other performing art is invited to participate. Time slots for the talent portion are limited. Contact for info.

Cake makers have a chance to bring home the trophy in the Moon Cake competition. Cash prizes range from $20-$100. Moon cakes also will be for sale at the event.

Students can participate in the contests for original essays in Chinese and original art work about the Moon Festival. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in elementary, middle and high school. Entries are due by Sept. 5.

Admission is free, and members of the KYCAA will receive tickets for discounts on Chinese food available at the event. Attendees are asked to bring chairs or blankets to sit on in the Amphitheater.