August 25, 2009, 6:02 PM HST · Updated August 25, 6:02 PM

The Maui County Fair will host two new contests this year created exclusively for  students.

2008 Maui County Fair Director Sherri Grimes joins her family in waving to parade spectators. File Photo by Wendy Osher.

2008 Maui County Fair Director Sherri Grimes joins her family in waving to parade spectators. File Photo by Wendy Osher.

The Parade Grand Marshall Contest will honor outstanding educators by inviting students (grades K-12) to nominate their favorite teacher as 2009 Maui County Fair Parade Grand Marshall.

The winning educator in each category (Elementary I, grades K-2; Elementary II, 3 – 5; Intermediate, grades 6 – 8; and High School, grades 9 – 12) will be invited to serve as the Parade Grand Marshall in this year’s parade.  They will also be recognized at the Fair’s opening ceremonies, profiled in the Maui News, and receive a special prize package for themselves as well as the student who submitted the winning entry.  Deadline for entries is September 18th, 2009.  Winners will be notified by September 25th, 2009.

The second contest calls out to all Maui County High School clubs and organizations to test their culinary skills and enter “The Aloha Cherry Truffle Challenge”, with the chance to win cash prizes of up to $500.  The challenge will take place on Sunday, October 4th, 2009.


Each high school is eligible to enter one cooking team of 2-4 students who will be mentored by a culinary professional of their choice.  Cook-off entries must incorporate Roselani’s Aloha Cherry Truffle Ice Cream as the principle ingredient, and all ice cream will be provided by Roselani.  1st place ($500), 2nd place ($300), and 3rd place ($150) prizes will be awarded, as well as an ice cream for party consolation prize for all other teams entered.  Deadline for all team applications is September 14, 2009.

This year’s fair will take place during the first weekend of October.

Information and applications can also be downloaded at For information about the Maui County Fair visit or on the web.

(Posted by Wendy Osher)


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