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1st Annual “Maui County Carnival” Debuts in April

March 10, 2016, 3:52 PM HST · Updated March 11, 5:28 AM
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E.K. Fernandez Shows will bring its carnival to Maui in April for four days, with rides, games, food, entertainment and special attractions.  The Maui County Carnival, which is held in support of the Boys & Girls Club Maui, will feature several first-time attractions for families on Maui starting on April 28 and running through May 1, 2016 at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku.

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    In addition to the typical E.K. Fernandez shows, the Maui County Carnival will feature two amusement rides never before seen on Maui — the Techno Power and Safari Train.

    The carnival will also feature some entertainment and attractions that have appeared at the 50th State Fair including: Hedrick’s Racing Pigs; and The Anastasini Circus Show featuring Giovanni Anastasini (Comedy Diabolo), Karoly & Ana (Roller Skating Duo) and Sergio & Martha (Dancing Gauchos).

    Maui coordinator Sherri Grimes said the Maui County Carnival’s arrival in April is a “debut” and says organizers plan to make it an annual event.

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    “Maui will remember Little League Carnival which went on for three years, ending in 2006.  Prior to that they mainly remember Jaycee Carnival, which ended in 1997.  The Maui County Carnival will be a new presentation but people will best relate to it from these past events,” said Grimes.

    Carnival Hours are as follows:

    • Thursday, April 28: 6 to 11 p.m.
    • Friday, April 29: 6 p.m. to midnight
    • Saturday, April 30: noon to midnight
    • Sunday, May 1: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Admission will be $5 on Thursday and Friday; $3 from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday; $5 from 6 p.m. to closing on Saturday; and $3 on Sunday.  Children under 40″ tall are get in free at all times.

    More information on the carnival can be obtained by contacting Sherri Grimes via email at mauicountycarnival@gmail.com or by phone at (808) 280-6889.
    Dancing Gauchos. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Dancing Gauchos. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Roller Skating Act. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Roller Skating Act. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Pigs at 50th State Fair 2015. File photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Pigs at 50th State Fair 2015. File photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Pig Racing. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Pig Racing. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Pig Racing. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Pig Racing. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Techno Power. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

    Techno Power. Photo credit: E.K. Fernandez.

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    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 15 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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