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Visit the 11th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival on Your Vacation

All the joys of Maui agriculture brought together for this festive, family-friendly event.
March 30, 2018


Visit the 11th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival on Your Vacation

One of Maui's most fun, festive events is coming up on Saturday, April 7th. It's the Maui County Agricultural Festival, and it will be hosted at the beautiful Maui Tropical Plantation, which is well worth seeing any time of year, let alone during this colorful, family friendly event. This is the time of year when the island's robust agricultural community turns out in force to celebrate the fruits of their efforts, literally! And you might find yourself quite impressed with what you find.

Agriculture plays a big role in Maui's economy, environment and lifestyle, influencing the lives of visitors and residents alike. If you're on vacation to Maui, you might notice that many restaurants feature fresh farm-to-table ingredients produced by local farmers and ranchers. The Ag Fest is a great opportunity to sample many of those ingredients, but that's just a fraction of what will be going on.

First of all, the fest runs from 9am to 4:30pm. Parking is free, and admission is just $5 at the door for adults, but free for kupuna (elders) 65 and over, and keiki (kids) 18 and under. Here are some of the highlights that you can look forward to.


Festival Highlights

  • Farm Animals: Animals that aid in farm management and provide food are on site.
  • Grown on Maui: Visit the farmers market and meet the farmers who grow your food.
  • Food Booths: From farm to table, sample hot dishes, cold ice cream, have lunch.​
  • Keiki Activities: Kids learn when at play. Barnyard games and farm activities.
  • Wellness/Health: Demonstrations and info on fixing nutritious meals with fresh foods.
  • Contests: Share your Grown-on-Maui recipes and find out how they compare.
  • Composting: Learn how to make compost with kitchen scraps and garden waste.
  • Bugs up Close: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
  • Landscaping: Kaahumanu/Wahinepio Avenues” and “Landscaping Q/A.”
  • Taste Test and Ranking of new kalo hybrids
  • Ag Business Succession
  • Water Testing for FSMA and GAP
  • Pre- and Probiotics and Poi Drink Sampling
  • Soil Nutrient Management
  • Differences between grain-finished and grass-finished beef

This year's organizers also promise extra fun from the expanded "Keiki Zone" where the kids can play farm games, explore a livestock exhibit, take a pony/horse ride, and play on bouncers. Kids of all ages can enjoy the amazing food, live entertainment and giveaways throughout the day. Another delightful attraction is the flower tent with its hands-on activities, including the invitation to everyone to come and make a fresh flower lei that you can take with you back to your Maui vacation accommodations.

For more information on this enriching event for the whole family, visit mauiagfest.org. If you'll be driving from our West Maui vacation rentals, plan for about an hour on the road, depending on traffic. With luck, you'll get there sooner and have plenty of time to make the most of the fun events taking place throughout the day. If you need our assistance with your accommodations, feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to help! Mahalo!

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Visit the 11th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival on Your Vacation

Posted on March 30, 2018


Visit the 11th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival on Your Vacation

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