Autumn Moon is one of the few Chinese festivals celebrated all over the world, second only to traditional Chinese New Year. The legends involving the Moon Goddess, who lives on the moon and visits Earth once a year, are numerous. It's the time when farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season, a time for family reunions and gathering with friends to celebrate the harvest bounty and admire the mid-autumn harvest moon, a symbol of fertility ― yin, in contrast to the sun's yang.
20th Annual Autumn Moon Festival
When: Sat.-Sun., Sept. 18-19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Grant, between California and Columbus