The annual Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair in August begins at 6pm Thursday and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the Fair begins at noon. Please note that on Sunday, the last day of the fair some sections close late afternoon but the carnival is open until 11pm.
Last night, my husband, Ray Gordon and my good friend, Jai Roberts had a great time. Ray and I started off by catching some photos, video and Vines of the rides while there was still light. Then we headed for the Celebrity Chef’s Cook-off in the Entertainment Tent (details at the end of this post).
This was my first Vine of the evening. I love the blue sky behind it.
Please note the Vines I embedded here are “all natural Vines” which means they were recorded directly, not edited and not brought in from other material.
I took all of the photos in this article with my iPhone 5s. None have been enhanced with PhotoShop.
Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
In 2014: August 21 – August 24
Link to the official site with detailed event schedule
Where: In Lihue, at the Vidinha Stadium
Kauai Grown is an important aspect of The Farm Fair. Supporting our farmers is an essential ingredient in becoming a sustainable island. We had fun looking at unusual vegetables and fruits.
Celebrity Chef Cook-off Sponsored by Kauai Coffee.
Note that attendance for this event is cut off at 125 people. Six chefs competed each with a dish and a dessert. The attendees rate each of the participating venues 1 to 6. Those votes are tallied for a winner getting a $2,000 check donated to the charity of their choice. This year the winner was Hukilau Lanai. They offered a “fatta a casa” (made in-house) pasta with a delicious shrimp sauce; and a cream puff for their dessert.
The other venues: Oasis, Marriott Beach Resort, St Regis Kauai Grill, Westin Princeville and Merriman’s all had excellent items. $30 was a pittance to pay for the food we enjoyed. We received a goodie bag with coffee from Kauai Coffee Co. when we turned in our votes. Mahalo! The event was MC’d by Dickie Chang.
As we left the Entertainment Tent, there was an enthusiastic line waiting to get in for the 8pm KCFCU $500 Blackout Bingo hosted by Ron Wiley and Kong Radio.
No alcohol is served nor should be brought to the Farm Fair.
UPDATE: Mayor Carvalho and Ron Wiley take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
This event happened on the last day of the Kauai County Farm Fair. I was not there but I enjoyed following it on Ron Wiley’s Facebook, the place where you can get all news of importance to the Kauai community. Walk to defeat ALS on Kauai Sept 6th
Did you attend this year? How was your experience?