26th Annual East Maui Taro Festival

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When:
April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
2018-04-21T09:00:00-10:00
2018-04-21T17:00:00-10:00
Where:
Hāna Ballpark
5091 Uakea Rd
Hana, HI 96713
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Judy Kinser
(808) 264-1553
26th Annual East Maui Taro Festival @ Hāna Ballpark | Hana | Hawaii | United States

The 26th Annual East Maui Taro Festival will take place on Saturday, April 21st at the Hana Ballpark from 9 am – 5 pm. Admission is free. The event focuses on Kalo/Taro as a staple food of the Hawaiian diet, as well as being the symbolic “Elder Brother” of Native Hawaiians.

The Festival features all day Hula and Music, local Arts & Crafts, a Farmers Market with all types of Taro for sale- from huli (shoots) to potted plants to Kulolo (dessert) and fresh poi; a Nonprofits Info Tent, hands-on Cultural Activities such as poi pounding, lauhala weaving, kapa/tapa cloth making, 20 Food Booths, each with a main taro dish or side. The goal of the Festival is to educate people about the value and significance of Kalo/Taro. The “Tarofest” has become known as a “Signature Event” for Maui, attracting residents as well as visitors.

The East Maui Taro Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501c3 organization, supported in part by a grant from the County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

Visit: www.tarofestival.org Contact: Judy Kinser, Event Coordinator (808) 264-1553 info@tarofestival.org

Photo: East Maui Taro Festival.

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