BHS Robotics Team Named Maui Fair Grand Marshall

October 2, 2013, 3:35 PM HST · Updated October 3, 8:45 AM
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Baldwin High’s robotics team and their alliance partners capture the 2013 Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. Courtesy photo.

Baldwin High’s robotics team and their alliance partners capture the 2013 Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.
Courtesy file photo.

By Wendy Osher

The accomplished HP Baldwin High School robotics team will collectively serve as the Grand Marshall for the 91st Maui Fair.

The team, which has twice won the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, will host a robot demo on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. fronting the Events Arena at the Maui Fair.

The demonstration is one of the many features of the four-day Maui Fair that kicks off on Thursday Oct. 3, with a traditional parade down Kaʻahumanu Avenue.  Click here for road closure information.

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In an earlier announcement Fair officials named University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto the honorary fair director.  Maui Fair Managing Director Sherri Grimes said the honorary post provides an opportunity each year to express appreciation for an individual in the community.

Other highlights include exhibits, special events, entertainment, rides, crafts and friendly competitions.

An entertainment lineup has been released for each day of the fair, including prime time performances by Kapena, Mailani, Nuff Sedd, Weldon Kekauoha and Willie K.  Details are as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 3 – Gates open 5 to 11 p.m.

  • Parade commentary by Shane Kahalehau and Harley Tripp beginning at 4:30 p.m.;
  • Zenshin Daiko at 6:30 p.m.;
  • opening ceremonies with Mayor Alan Arakawa and Wadaiko Hibiki- Gumi at 7 p.m.;
  • Sean Naʻauao and Hālau Ka Hanu O Lehua, under the direction of Kamaka Kukona from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and
  • Hilarious Hypnosis with Joel and Tarah from 9 to 10:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4:

Special Fair – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Zenshin Daiko at 10 a.m.;
  • Welcome by Mayor Alan Arakawa at 10:20 a.m.;
  • Piʻilani Arias Duo at 10:30 a.m.;
  • Mikey Mina and Friends at 11:45 a.m.; and
  • Maui Cartoon Characters from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

General Admission – Gates open 5 p.m. to midnight

  • KPOA’S Got Talent at 5:30 p.m.;
  • Mailani at 7 p.m.;
  • Nuff Sedd at 8:30 p.m.; and
  • Hilarious Hypnosis with Joel and Tarah from 10 to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5 – Gates open 10 a.m. to midnight

  • The day starts with the 14th Annual Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event also includes appearances by Maui Cartoon Characters.
  • At mid-day there will be a performance by Hilarious Hypnosis with Joel and Tarah from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Huʻewa at 3 p.m.;
  • Y106.5 FM presents Sheron and The Silver Spur Band at 4:30 p.m;
  • Weldon Kekauoha and Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi, under the direction of ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes from 6 to 7 p.m.;
  • Makaha Sons from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.;
  • Willie K from 9 to 10 p.m.; and
  • Hilarious Hypnosis with Joel and Tarah from 10 to 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 6 – Gates open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Spirit Showcase Hosted by Mackie Mac from Da Jam from 11 a.m. to 1p.m.;
  • Andy Kaina and the Kaina Country Band from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m;
  • Hilarious Hypnosis with Joel and Tarah from 3 to 4 p.m.;
  • Da Braddahs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.;
  • Nā Hoa from 6 to 7 p.m.;
  • Kapena from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and
  • Hilarious Hypnosis with Joel and Tarah from 9 to 10:30 p.m.
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