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October 2018

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival 2018

October 6 - October 28

https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiFoodandWineFestival/videos/1956059031119178/ ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of more than 150 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and winemakers and mixologists. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) is a program of the non-profit, Hawaii Ag and Culinary Alliance. Its mission is to attract national and international attention to the extraordinary culinary talent and the diversity of quality locally grown products to ensure Hawaii maintains its competitive edge as a world-class destination. In the past 8 years, HFWF has expanded from a three-day festival with 30 chefs in Waikiki to more than 20 events with over 10,000 attendees and 120 chefs spanning three Islands. Since its 2011 launch, HFWF has donated more than $2 million to community organizations that support sustainability, culinary programs and agriculture. Find the 2018 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival schedule of events across Maui, Oahu, and the Island of Hawaii here.

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Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Historic Hanapape Town Kauai, HI United States + Google Map
Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival

Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival Showcasing Hawaii grown chocolate and coffee products. Mark your calendar for the annual Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival a celebration of all things chocolate and coffee with lots of sampling, educational displays and workshops, entertainment and exhibitor booths featuring a variety of chocolate and coffee products, from around the state.The Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival spans over two days beginning on Friday morning with tours and workshops and continuing into the evening and then picks up again on Saturday morning and continues on to highlight all the attributes of these two favorite local crops. The street festival takes place in Historic Hanapepe Town and includes farm tours, informative classes, workshops/demonstrations, live entertainment, a chocolate & coffee pampering station, a silent auction, keiki activities, sampling and much more. Fri. & Sat., October 19 & 20, 2018 Friday, 5 pm - 9 pm & Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm in Historic Hanapape Town, Kauai, Hawaii

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Na Moku Eha Mele Series

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 553 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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The 2018 Mele Series at HAWAIIAN MISSION HOUSES takes a musical journey to four islands: Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai throughout the year. The 4th and final concert of the series lands on Hawai'i Island on October 27.  This will be a night of sharing music, hula, and tales of Hawai'i Island. Gates open at 5 pm. Performance 5:30 - 8:00. Reservations $30 online in advance or $35 at the door. Seating provided under the stars and swaying palms at Kahua Hookipa, our outdoor performance garden. To purchase tickets, visit WWW.MISSIONHOUSES.ORG or call (808)447-3926. With thanks for support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority's Kukula Ola Living Hawaiian Culture Program.

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November 2018

Made In Maui County Festival (5th Annual)

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 4:00 pm
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way
Kahului, HI 96732 United States
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Made in Maui County Festival

Maui County's largest products show, the annual Made in Maui County Festival, returns on November 2 and 3, 2018. Now in its fifth year, this popular event features over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made in Maui County products, including food, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, furniture, gifts, collectibles and more ALL in one location – the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Those who want to be first through the gate and who appreciate a leisurely shopping experience will enjoy an "Exclusive Shopping Day" on Friday, November 2nd from 1:30 pm to 6 pm. Festivities include the Opening Ceremony and complimentary pupus at 5 pm. Food will also be available for purchase from 3 food trucks up to 5:30 pm. Attendees will receive a free festival tote bag and have the opportunity to win a special Maui getaway (must be present to win). Tickets ($35 per person, children 12 and under are free) will be available via the MACC Box Office starting August 1st. Call (808) 242-SHOW (7469) or visit MauiArts.org. https://www.facebook.com/MadeInMauiCountyFestival/videos/941130082734177/ On Saturday, November 3rd, the "Big Festival Day" will be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Public admission is $5 (purchase that day only at MACC Box Office), children 12 and under are free. Saturday's festivities will include product demonstrations, a fashion show, 13 food trucks, and prize drawings. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free festival tote bag. Complimentary shuttles will be available on Saturday to/from War Memorial Gym and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Free parking will also be available at the UH Maui College's grass parking lot. Qualified wholesale buyers and distributors may also register online to receive complimentary admission to attend a special "Wholesale Buyers Event" on Friday, November 2nd from 1 pm to 6 pm. This annual…

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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

November 9 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 10:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Highway
Captain Cook, HI 96704 United States
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Kona Coffee Festival

NOVEMBER 9 THROUGH 18, 2018 HAWAII’S OLDEST FOOD FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE CULTURE BEHIND KONA’S WORLD FAMOUS CUP OF COFFEE! Throughout the 10-day Festival, celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration, and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona’s rich coffee history. Learn more about the festival at: http://konacoffeefest.com/

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December 2018

The Nutcracker Ballet – A Holiday Classic

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - December 23 @ 2:00 pm
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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Nutcracker Ballet

West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy lights up the holidays by presenting "The Nutcracker Ballet”. This delightful holiday classic showcasing our dancer’s talents will be performed at Kahilu Theatre on Friday, Dec. 21 at 6pm and Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2pm. A full orchestra led by Maestro Brian Dollinger, with select members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the dancers. This family-friendly production includes more than 70 local dancers along with Guest Professional dancers Fredrick Davis, star of the PBS Documentary “From the Street to the Stage”, Shaina Liebson (Alberta Ballet, Ballett im Revier), Miho Tsutsumi (Matsuyama Ballet Company), Hiroko Masuya (Yanomoko Ballet Company), and Timour Bourtasenkov (Carolina Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet). Choreography is based on the original Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo version, and has been updated for this year's production by WHDT’s Artistic Director Virginia Holte, Co-Director Midori Satoh, instructors Jenna Ojeda, Ann Marie Pargett, Megan Joy Chapman and Guest Choreographers Soili Arvola & Miho Tsutsumi. A silent auction and Nutcracker Boutique will be held in the lobby. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, youth outreach, scholarship fund, and studio renovations. WHDT’s 2018 Nutcracker Ballet is sponsored in part by Hilton Waikoloa. Tickets may be purchased at kahilutheatre.org or calling (808) 885-6868. For more information call (808) 329-8876 or visit www.whdt.org

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Traditional Mochi Pounding for New Year (21st Annual)

December 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Akiko’s Buddhist B&B, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Hakalau, HI 96710 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRF8koHnznE&t=8s Akiko's over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 21st year. Started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities. Come and join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 29th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. making traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special.

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