Get a Float at the 88th Maui County Fair Parade

June 23, 2010, 10:29 AM HST · Updated June 23, 10:29 AM
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It’s not too late to be a part of the biggest parade on Maui! The parade kicks off the fair weekend and will take place on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

File photo by Wendy Osher for MauiNOW.com.

There’s still room for participants and float entries, with parade participants getting the added bonus of gaining free entry to the Fair on Thursday evening.  Participants get the opportunity to gain exposure for various groups and organizations.

Applications and forms are now available for download at www.mauicountyfair.com

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Until the Fair Office opening, completed applications may be mailed to:  Maui County Fair Association, P. O. Box 95, Kahului, HI  96733, ATTN: PARADE. Deadline for all applications with proper documents and names, is Friday, September 10, 2010 by 2:00 p.m.

A mandatory meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2010 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Alexa Higashi Meeting Room from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Staging area assignments, review of the parade rules and answers to questions will be provided at this meeting.

The parade will follow the same route again this year, beginning at the Maui Community College campus, turning right onto Kaahumanu Avenue and proceeding to Kanaloa Avenue. The parade will turn right on Kanaloa Avenue and continue past the fair grounds. Questions about the parade can be directed to Parade Chairperson, Roy Silva at 268-4989.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Friday, September 10 by 2 p.m. – Parade Application Deadline

Thursday, September 20 – Mandatory Parade Meeting, Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Alexa Higashi Meeting Room at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 30 – Parade starts 4:30 p.m. sharp!

The 88th Maui County Fair will be “Celebrating Community” and will be held Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, 2010. The annual event brings the community together to enjoy an alcohol-free, smoke-free and drug-free family-oriented educational event with entertainment, local food, and a variety of booths.

Fair officials say this year, the event provides also provides the people of Maui with a well-deserved break from the current economic times and with quality time for family and friends.

The Maui County Fair is the primary source of funding for many of Maui’s nonprofit and community organizations. It relies entirely on corporate or local business sponsorships, local donations, and volunteers for support.

For information about the Maui County Fair contact Managing Director Sherri Grimes at 280-6889 or visit mauicountyfair.com

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