Thursday (September 30) 5-11pm, Friday (October 1) 1o-12am, Saturday (October 2) 10-12am, & Sunday (October 3) 10am-11pm; War Memorial Complex, Kahului; $7 adults/$3 keiki (5-11 yrs.; under 4 free)*
It’s such a cascaron-tease that the whitewashed ply board food booths are erected so early in September. With every striped tent and E.K. Fernandez ride assembled — primaries faded to pastel after so many years — my hunger for fair food worsens. Salivating, teeth gnashing, I’m Templeton from Charlotte’s Web. I wake up in an oily sweat having dreamed of springboard roll-diving into a vat of chow fun after log-rolling on pronto pups in a river of frosty POG. Or a luau stew swim with those plastic fruit-and dinosaur-shaped sippers bobbing alongside in the current. Or a flying saucer ride through cotton candy clouds… Mmm. My opu’s growl for grinds grows. Is it time yet? Is it time yet? After a year’s wait — yes, it’s time. The Maui County Fair returns this weekend, for it’s 88th annual installment. Of course, it’s not only about the food. Exhibits. Rides. Games. Sights. Sounds. Smells. Excitement. Get your fill of the all the buzz (and check out our Da Kine Calendar’s Announcements, Foodie and Events sections for specifics). mauicountyfair.com
“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer
Read the Da Kine Calendar* Announcements listing for general info.
Read the Da Kine Calendar* Foodie listing for an alphabetical list of grinds.
Read the Da Kine Calendar* listing for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Final Day (4) of the Maui County Fair.
* Sorry, folks. Links to online Da Kine Calendar entries expire after events are pau.
At 2009’s fair, my then-boyfriend was (understandably) wildly pissed off at me because I (just got an iPhone and) insisted on taking a photo of every food booth for a blog post that-then never happened. So, here’s my chance to put those photos to good use!
But, every little bit of deliciousness leaves a whole lot of dirty…
Thanks to the cleanup crew — the hardworking Teens on Call group.