Admission $5 at door or included with other ticket sales.
The 11th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival, Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about Maui ag while invigorating Maui ag, will take place on Sat., April 7th. The entire industry, its allies, and supporters come together on the lū‘au grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū to share what each group does for the collective good of agriculture in the County, and to showcase ag’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui.
Hosted by Maui County Farm Bureau (MCFB) in partnership with County of Maui’s Office of Economic Development, generous sponsors and industry allies, here is the opportunity to learn about agricultural issues and their impact on our day-to-day lives.
Event hours are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; admission is $5 for adults (kupuna 65 and over free and keiki under 18 free as well). Free parking.
Families won’t want to miss this year’s “Maui Legacy Pancake Breakfast” from 8 am – 11 am. It’s bingo, a raffle and time to honor four Maui farmers who have contributed greatly to Maui’s agricultural industry.
One of the big highlights this year is the expanded “Keiki Zone” complete with bouncers, farm games, livestock exhibit, pony and horse rides and family-friendly food. Entertainment stage with an awesome lineup and great giveaways throughout the day.
More hands on activities found in flower tent. The general public is invited to make fresh flower lei.
It’s good to know who grows our food. The market also shows the importance to ag of value-added products such as taro chips, pickles, and teriyaki beef: They stretch the season, absorb surplus, and provide extra farming revenue. Also check out MauiWine and Maui Gold tent and Maui Coffee Association. Both demonstrate the process of growing an agricultural product and producing a value-added product.
Humble crops transform into satisfying meals when carefully prepared. Sample the best of all natural beef – hamburgers, poke bowls and smoked meat, Fork to Salad, Roselani Ice Cream, Shaka Pops and local favorites chow fun and smoked meat and 100 % Maui beef burgers and fries. Look for Maui Fresh Streatery and Three’s Bar & Grill Food Truck.
Kids learn about ranching and food production while at play. Join us for barnyard games favored by children around the world and learn about livestock. Horseback and pony rides, bouncers and Livestock Exhibit throughout the day. Keiki entertainment stage with live musical performances, magic show and more.
Music, taiko drummers and much more from 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Maui Tropical Plantation offers Tram Rides.
Maui’s famed regional cuisine is based on locally grown produce: Meet local chefs and farmers who are creating menus that matter. Fees apply. NEW time from 2:30 pm – 4;30 pm. Purchased tickets online in advance $30 at the event $40. [ SEE DETAILS ]
Tickets on sale for “Legacy Farmers’ Pancake Breakfast” $10 adults / $6 for seniors (kupuna), $6 for children age 5 to 12. [ SEE DETAILS ]
Maui Chefs’ Collaboration Dinner limited to 21 years and older $75 per person/$600 table of eight. [ SEE DETAILS ]
Mark your calendar!
Maui County Agricultural Festival Dates:
|First Saturday in April||Easter|
|Saturday, April 07, 2018
||Sunday, April 1, 2018|
|Saturday, April 06, 2019||Sunday, April 21, 2019|
|Saturday, April 04, 2020||Sunday, April 12, 2020|
|Saturday, April 03, 2021||Sunday, April 4, 2021|
Farm Animals: Animals that aid in farm management and provide food are on site.
Grown on Maui: Visit the farmers market and meet the farmers who grow your food.
Food Booths: From farm to table, sample hot dishes, cold ice cream, have lunch.
Keiki Activities: Kids learn when at play. Barnyard games and farm activities.
Wellness/Health: Demonstrations and info on fixing nutritious meals with fresh foods.
Contests: Share your Grown-on-Maui recipes and find out how they compare.
Composting: Learn how to make compost with kitchen scraps and garden waste.
Master Gardner Program booth will have:
We have openings in our Grown on Maui Farmers Market tent, in our Education and Information tent, Food Booths and Value Added Prepared Food / Products. Vendor Forms