27th Annual Kohala Country Fair – "Country Pride, Country Roots"
The annual Kohala Country Fair is upon us and this year’s theme is “Country Pride, Country Roots.”
Our rich history in ranching and agriculture are this yearʼs featured themes.
Already the biggest country fair on the Big Island, this yearʼs 27th annual fair expands to an exciting new 10-acre location in North Kohala across from the Historic Bond Estate, which is the home of the “Old Girls School,” just past the neighborhood of Aina Kea.
The fair will have something for everyone including all-day live entertainment with local favorites such as BraddaWalta, Positive Motion, Nonami and many more. There will also be live demonstrations throughout the day ranging from Ipu carving and livestock, to Kava preparation, an international assortment of ono foods, crafts to meet every budget, and lots of exhibits, games and contests. Old favorites like Spam carving and lua decorating will be back along with many new offerings such as Tug-O-War and the Fishpipe.
You will be able to watch Paniolo roping and riding, learn about animal husbandry, and local farmers will be sharing their ag practices and delicious produce and plants for sale. Make sure you visit the “Made in North Kohala and “Made on the Big Island” booths showcasing local value added products. Look for the “Master Gardener” advice booth and the popular seed exchange. The fairgrounds will be comfortable rain or shine, with a large tented pavilion for dining and a covered amphitheater for entertainment all with a view of Maui in the distance. There will be plenty of parking too!
Kohala Country Fair continues to be committed to Zero Waste and caring for our precious planet. This effort will be supported by the committee, the vendors and the many volunteers of the fair.
This is my fourth year as a committee member and I couldn’t be more excited! I treasure my experiences in this rich cultural tradition. As a resident of the Big Island this is one of the many things you too can look forward to! If you would like to know more about the Fair please visit www.kohalacountryfair.com.