Hello all! In today’s blog we would like to introduce you to the Lemon Sour Festival which will be held on Friday July 5th and Saturday July 6th.
The Lemon Sour Festival started in 2017. It is a large food and drink event dedicated to the Lemon Sour alcoholic drink. This will be the festival’s third anniversary, it has already taken place in Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka. More than 10,000 people attended the Tokyo venue in April of this year, and a combined total of 70,000 people have participated over the course of its three year existence. Each venue has its own variation of the lemon sour cocktail.
As well as the classic lemon sour made with ‘shochu’ (traditional Japanese spirit), many kinds of lemon sours such as ‘evolved lemon sours’ which use frozen lemons and preserved lemon syrup, can be enjoyed with various kinds of foods.
Furthermore, this year a special competition will be held in a tournament hall for the first time, the ‘King of Lemon Sour Play-off’. The most popular best-tasting lemon sour will be decided by the votes of the event’s visitors. ‘Standard Lemon Sour’ or ‘Evolutionary Lemon Sour’, which of them will get to sit on the King of Lemon Sour’s throne?!
Hopefully you can have some fun participating in this event and enjoy drinking lemon sours!
Event dates: 5th/6th July 2019
Event times: 5th July 15:00～20:00 (19:30 LO), 6th July 11:00～18:00 (17:30 LO)
Location: Sapporo Kita3jo Plaza
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Chuo-Ku, Kita 2jo Nishi 4 Chome
Access: 7 minute walk from Sapporo Station
Website: http://lemonsourfes.jp/ (Japanese only)
Entrance fee is free of charge