Thank you to our Mid-Autumn Festival sponsors and volunteers for helping us make this event a successful, fun festival for our families and friends.




Restaurants and families that donated food to our PTO tables:

Lemongrass Cafe for trays of lo mein and dumplings
Iyara Thai Cuisine for all the Pad Thai and fried rice
Six Ping Bakery for donating 100 mini mooncakes

Ms. Ju-Yu Huang for the cold sesame noodles

Winfull Boba Tea Supplier for all of the fruit sparkling drinks

Mr. & Mrs. Nguyen for the pork and vegetarian baozi and pate chaud

Restaurants that came as vendors and donated 25% of the sales back to PTO:
Papa John's
Raising Cane's
Angry Mom's Kitchen
Bake sale organizers: 
Minjie Reuben and Christina Lin & all the parents that donated baked goods
Yusuke & Eda Morita for the pandan waffle station
Events decorators: Stephanie Lu, Regina Chiang & Charles Vora for all the signs, lanterns, designing and building the lantern stand along with MIMS Dads Abe Chu, Vinh Nguyen, Frank Lin & Tim Nash
Face Painting: Jennifer Chou, Amonee Haley, Jade Huang, Meghan Spicer, Chinh Pham
Drinks Station: 
8th grade parents for selling drinks to raise funds for graduation
Elsa Gluszyk, Inez Leong, Claire Chang, Mei Yeh for manning the sparkling drinks station 

Middle School Theater Perfomance:

Performances by MIMS Dragonettes and Ms. Zheng's Middle School Theater crew

Jack Hulland for donating costumes and Nissa Simpson for lending HanFu for MAF theater performance 

Ms. Tima-An for theater sets and backdrops


ChinaSprout Bookfair:

Melanie Mohr for arranging and organizing our first Chinese book fair with ChinaSprout 


Ms. Wu for helping with games
Ms. Simpson for helping with clean up
Our amazing custodian, Mr. Lupe and his team
Mr. Sergio for helping with clean up
Richard Cusick for purchasing 5 extra traffic cones
Fernando Ziegler at the DJ table


All the parent volunteers and student volunteers that helped us with set up, serve food, face paint, work the game stations, and break down afterwards.






 It was an amazing event! We hope to see you all again in the spring for Lunar New Year!!!







The Mid-Autumn Festival is the most celebrated event in Chinese culture next to Chinese New Year. Under the fullest moon of the year, the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is rich in tradition and folklore, celebrates the gathering of family and friends as well as the bountiful harvest. Also known as the Moon Festival or the Moon Cake Festival, it is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the traditional East Asian lunar calendar and focuses on the spirit of gratitude.  


MIMS hosts a Mid-Autumn Festival every year as part of the tradition, and this year, we will be hosting a Night Market that features food, games, and a cultural performance. 


The MIMS PTO invites our students, families, neighbors, and friends to celebrate a fun evening of festivities.  


MIMS 2023 Mid-Autumn Festival - Night Market

Friday, September 29, 2023

6pm - 9pm

5445 W. Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77056


 Help us make the event possible by signing up to volunteer







How much will the games and inflatables cost?

  • Crazy Reptile – 2 Tickets for 3 Attempts
  • Sukui Scoop – 2 Tickets for 3 Attempts
  • Shuffle and Skee – 2 Tickets for 4 Attempts
  • Monster – 2 Tickets for 3 Attempts
  • Silly Slime – 3 Tickets per Slime
  • Dancing Ping Pong – 1 Ticket for 10 Ping Pong Balls
  • Toss A Drink – 1 Ticket for 10 Rings
  • Catch a Light – 3 Tickets per Round per Person
  • Simon Says and Snatch It – 3 Tickets per Round per Person
  • Jacob Ladder Inflatable– 2 Tickets for 1 Attempt per Person
  • Archery Inflatable – 2 Ticket for 5 Arrows
  • Hungry Hippo Inflatable – 3 Tickets for 1 Attempt per Person
  • 4-in-1 Sports Inflatable – 2 Tickets per 1 min per Sport


Face Painting, Animal Balloons, Coloring, Lanterns Making, Origami, Hula Hoop, Shuttlecock Kick, Toilet Toss 






Thank you to our participating vendors! A generous 25% of proceeds will be going back to PTO.

  • Roostar
  • Raising Canes
  • Angry Mom's Kitchen
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Aloha Hawaiian BBQ

Sample Menu & Prices

  • 3 Chicken Strips + Toast: 8 tickets
  • 8" Personal Pizza: 6 tickets
  • Cold Sesame Noodles (Vegan): 10 tickets
  • 12 dumplings: 5 tickets
  • 5 dumplings: 3 tickets
  • Thai Fried Vegetable Rice: 3 tickets
  • Chinese Pork or Vegetarian Bao: 4 tickets
  • Pandan Waffle: 2 tickets per Quarter or 8 tickets for a Whole Waffle

  • Popcorn and Cotton Candy: 2 tickets

  • Supreme Sparkling Drink: 5 tickets

  • Bake Sales individual items will be 1-4 tickets. Whole cakes or loaves will be 10-15 tickets.
  • Half Banh Mi Sandwiches: Tofu Lemon Pepper (4 tickets), Chicken (4 tickets), Beef (5 tickets)
  • Crispy or Steamed Chicken Khao Mun Gai: 13 tickets
  • And more!

FREE Mooncake Samples!


Also thanks to our parent volunteers and sponsors who will host the MIMS Bakery. All proceeds will be going to PTO!










What is a night market? 

Large cities in East Asian countries have a dedicated area for street vendors in the evening. It’s like a big block party, and families enjoy food, art, and games!


When is the MIMS’ Mid Autumn night market?
Friday, September 29 from 6-9 pm 

What will MIMS’ Mid Autumn night market have?

  • free admission
  • free moon cake samples
  • free face painting
  • a variety of food (banh mi, pizza, chicken fingers, dumplings, cold sesame noodles, etc.)
  • a host of carnival and interactive games (some free / some that require tickets)
  • Chinese Book Fair with suggested items from MIMS teachers
  • Sociables for sale (see Sociables FAQ)
  • Middle School Mid-Autumn Story Theatre Production

Will you accept cash or credit?

Food and Game vendors will only accept tickets. Tickets will be sold at a discount during the Sept 11th to Sept 22nd presale window. Ticket sales will also be available for sale at the festival.

How much do tickets cost?

During the event, tickets will be sold 10 for $10.


How much do items cost? What do you recommend for a family of four?
Review the costs in the lists above. For a family of four, we recommend $60 for 75 tickets for food and games. 

When can I pick up my pre-sale tickets?
Pre-sale tickets will be available for pickup 2 days prior to the event on 9/27 and 9/28 during student drop-off and pick-up. 

Where can we park?

The MIMS Teacher parking lot is reserved for staff, teachers and vendors. St George Parking Lot and street parking around the school is available for everyone.

How else can we support the event outside of ticket sales?
Volunteer for the event, purchase sociables to support our community fundraising, and encourage other MIMS families to attend!

We need 100 volunteers to make this event successful! Please sign up for a shift here: