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Maui Fair Opening Day Attendance Ahead of Last Year, More Family Fun This Weekend

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97th Maui Fair, opening day. (10.3.19) Photo by Wendy Osher.

Day two of the 97th Maui Fair gets underway tonight with gates opening at 5 p.m.

Entertainment tonight includes: Jordan Soon, Halemanu, Amy Hānaialiʻi, Homestead with Special Guest Bruddah Waltah and Nuff Sedd.

Maui Fair Director Sherri Grimes said entry at the paid gate was the same as last year, and she anticipates that with parade entries and pre-sale tickets, the first day attendance surpassed numbers seen in 2018.

Highlights so far have included the traditional fair rides and food booths as well as the Interactive Arena.  Grimes called the venue “amazing” saying it gives all the ability to participate.


“The Lego Logo Wall is wow!” Grimes said noting that Lego challenges begin on Saturday.

“The reviews on Entetainment have been incredible” and nice weather supported an overall successful opening night, according to grimes.

Fair organizers say total attendance over the course of the four-day event last year was 90,000 individuals. L

The Maui Fair is the primary source of funding for many of Maui’s nonprofit and community organizations.


The fairgounds are open until midnight tonight.

The Maui Fair will be offering free park and ride shuttle services to and from the fairgrounds. Shuttle services will operate at design.

Last year’s Baby of the Year winner, Styles Kahiau Alexander, at Thursday’s Maui Fair Parade. This year’s contest takes place on Saturday. PC: courtesy.

Additional entertainment over the weekend includes the following:

Saturday, Oct. 5
Gates Open 10 a.m.


11 a.m.: Michael Mina
12:10 p.m.: Kamaka Camarillo
1 p.m.: Country Knights Band
2:30 p.m.: Baby of the Year
5 p.m.: Kaina Kountry
6:30 p.m.: Da Braddahs
7:30 p.m.: Nuʻu Kahalehau and Shane the “Hawaiian Homeboy”
9:30 p.m.: Maoli

Sunday, Oct. 6
Gates Open 10 a.m.

11 a.m.: Kūikawā
12:30 p.m.: Hōkū Zuttermeister
2 p.m.: Kāhālāwai
3:30 p.m.: Kamaka Kukona & Hālau
5 p.m.: Keao Costa & Project Kuleana
6:30 p.m.: Nāpua Greig and Hālau
8 p.m.: Willie K.
9:30 p.m.: Christafari

Plus, enter to win a New Car!
The winner will be announced at the Maui County Fair at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.  One hundred qualifiers will be contacted ahead of time and receive a free entry into the Fair for the announcement of the winner.

*Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice.

Hours & Admission

Thursday, October 3
5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, October 4
5 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, October 6
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Adults $10.00
  • Child (5-11 years): $5.00
  • Kids 4 years and under are free

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