Sapporo Autumn Fest is held every year at Odori Park from the middle of September to the beginning of October. The concept is to celebrate autumn like a harvest festival, with the festival focusing on regional foods from around Hokkaido, and around the world. There are many food or beverage shops and stands covering the park from 1-chome to 11-chome. ('Chome' means street block in Japanese.) Visitors can find all kinds of agricultural produce from Hokkaido, and dishes using local ingredients. Also, seafood caught in autumn is special too. Not only customers, but farmers, fishermen, cooks, brewers and distillers celebrate Hokkaido's autumn together.