[FESTIVAL] Ah, the food! But there’s more to it than the Chefs’ Challenge (see pg. 13). Maui’s most prestigious and anticipated agricultural trade show also features the Malama Aina Plant Competition, lei-making and flower arrangement contests, parade, food vendors (with samplings—yeehaw!), cooking demos (more food!) and live music from Eric Gilliom and Willie K. More importantly, this popular upcountry event is a chance to promote the many splendiferous gifts of Hawai’i—from horticulture and agriculture to arts, crafts and health products. Plus, did we mention the food?! Tickets are $15 pre-sale, $20 at the gate. For more info, call 888-808-1036 or visit their website at www.ulupalakuathing.com.