91st Maui Fair Schedule of Events

October 3, 2013, 7:17 AM HST · Updated October 4, 8:25 AM
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Maui Fair entertainment tent, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Fair entertainment tent, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The 91st Maui Fair kicks off today with a traditional parade down Kaʻahumanu Avenue, and an opening night that features entertainment by Sean Naʻauao and Hālau Ka Hanu O Lehua, under the direction of Kamaka Kukona from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

In addition to the featured entertainment, other performances include Zenshin Daiko at 6:30 p.m., opening ceremonies at 7 p.m., and Hilarious Hypnosis with Joel and Tarah at 9 p.m.

The Events Arena Schedule today features: a demonstration by Energy 35 Productions with Chi ribbons, sticks, mystical dance, and martial arts at 7 p.m.; a martial arts demonstration at 7:50 p.m.; and a Maui Taiko performance at 8:40 p.m.

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In the Livestock and Poultry area, there will be a racing and homing pigeon toss at 5 p.m., and a miniature horse show at 6:30 p.m.

The following links have information on: Parade road and facility closure information; and Fair-related changes to the Maui Bus schedule.

Other Fair highlights include:

Maui Fair file photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Fair file photo by Wendy Osher.

Parade: (Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013)   Sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines, the Maui Fair Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Kaʻahumanu Avenue entrance of UH Maui College, turns right on to Kanaloa Avenue and ends at the entrance to Maehara Baseball Stadium.

Events Arena: Presented by HawaiʻiUSA Federal Credit Union, this is the Maui Fair’s newest venue. In addition to the popular Chili Cook-Off, Lego Competition and “First” Robotics exhibition, there will also be demonstrations, educational information, our own Maui talents, and interactive fun.

Special Fair Day: (Friday, Oct. 4, 2013) The Maui Fair has reserved Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2013 for the Special Fair Day. This event is Maui’s way of sharing the fun and excitement of the Maui Fair with family, neighbors and friends who have physical or mental limitations that preclude them from attending the Fair during regular hours. All special guests, assistants and volunteers were registered in advance.

Healthy Baby Contest: (Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013) Promoting the health and well-being of Maui’s keiki, the Meadow Gold community event returns to the Maui Fair Entertainment Tent Stage, with check-in at 9 a.m. check-in, and event start at 10 a.m.

Robotics “FIRST” Demo: (Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, 2013) 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. fronting the Events Arena, with an exhibit hosted by the HP Baldwin High School Robotics Team.

Lego Competition: (Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013) 10 a.m. at the Events Arena. Sponsored by AIA Maui.

Wristband Day: (Saturday, October 5, 2013) Purchase a 10-ride wristband for $30 between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wristband sales end at 2:30 p.m. Ride tabs expire at 6 p.m. Ride tabs are valid on any ride for which the customer meets the height requirement. There will be no refunds and no exchanges.

Maui Fair Chili Cook-off, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Fair Chili Cook-off, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Chili Cook-Off: (Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013) The 9th Annual Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety’s “Who’s Got the Heat” Chili Cook-off Fundraiser runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maui Fair’s Events Arena fronting the War Memorial Pool. There will be a special drawing to win round-trip airfare for two to any of Alaska Airlines destination, compliments of this year’s Entertainment Tent sponsor. Proceeds from samples benefit the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Patient’s Transportation fund.

2013 Cheer Spirit Showcase: (Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent. This event is not a competition, but an exhibition to showcase the spirited talents of island cheerleaders.

Discount Ride Day & Fun Factory Day at the Fair: (Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013) The first 2,000 people through the gate on Sunday get in free, courtesy of Fun Factory. Also on Sunday, all rides are discounted.

Exhibits everyday: This includes Horticulture, Hobbies & Crafts, Livestock & Poultry, Student Art, Bonsai, Photography, Orchids, and more.

Fair Hours:
Thursday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Admission:
Adults: $7
Keiki: $3 for ages 5 to 11-year-olds
Children: 4 and under are admitted free of charge

Fair Park & Ride Shuttle:  The Fair Shuttle is a free service with buses running continuously approximately every 10 to 20 minutes.  Park & Ride locations include: The Maui County Building Parking Lot on High Street in Wailuku; Wells Park Parking Lot on Wells Street in Wailuku; the UH Maui College Soccer Fields on Wahinepiʻo Avenue in Kahului; and Keōpūolani Park in Kahului.  The schedule includes the following: Thursday, Oct. 3, 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Saturday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 6, 6 to 11:30 p.m.  Additional Bus Service info is also available at the Maui Fair website.

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