HONOLULU – It’s Ag-Tastic! The 54th annual Hawaii State Farm Fair, sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau in partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture will be held at Kualoa Ranch on Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event is free to children and students with a valid student ID and just $5.00 for the general public.
Fairgoers of all ages will enjoy the numerous educational exhibits in the Department of Agriculture’s “Buy Local, It Matters” Pavilion. Keiki will enjoy seeing live animals including steer, goats, chickens, lamb and more on display in the 4-H Livestock Tent.
There will be entertainment from The Vitals and Augie T., educational demonstrations, and the always popular on stage contests like watermelon eating, corn husking and chili pepper eating. And for the first time, we will be adding a Pa‘i‘ai eating contest sponsored by Kamehameha Schools.
The Kamehameha Schools’ Country Market and Plant Sale will have some of the freshest locally grown produce along with one of the island’s largest plant sales with diverse offerings.
There will also be horse rides, kiddie rides, bouncers and fabulous food from vendors like Beyond Burritos, Grandma G’s, Guava Smoked, the Hawaii Pineapple Company, Waimanalo Country Farms and more.
Also, the Keiki Farm Hands exhibit will again give children a chance to experience what a day on the farm is like along with milking a life-sized cow (replica), chicks, hands-on displays and giveaways of an animal paddle board from GEICO for the first 750 kids each day to visit the exhibit. For more information, visit www.hawaiistatefarmfair.org.
About the Hawaii Farm Bureau
The HFB was founded in 1948 and is the largest non-profit general agriculture organization representing approximately 2,000 farm and ranch family members statewide. The HFB serves as Hawaii’s voice of agriculture, protects, advocates and advances the interests of our diverse agricultural community.
About the Hawaii State Farm Fair
The Hawaii State Farm Fair is an annual event started in 1962 by HFB as a way to promote awareness of Hawaii’s agricultural and ranching industries. The Farm Fair is held in partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture and community organizations. Funding for the event is provided from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the City and County of Honolulu and numerous sponsors.