While most people think of Maui as a summer destination, one of the best events of the year takes place in the fall! The Maui County Fair is the largest event on the island and has become a valued tradition among locals. It brings nearly 100,000 visitors together for three days of entertainment, food, rides, and tons of fun in the sun. This year’s event will be held from October 5 – 8, 2017, and is a great way to experience the island like a local. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono and get ready for the 94th Annual Maui County Fair!
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5 Things to Expect at the 2017 Maui County Fair
1. The Maui Fair Parade
The traditional Maui Fair parade acts as the grand opening of the event! Complete with marching bands, floats, dancers, and more, the parade will start at UH Maui College Campus, turn right onto Ka’ahumanu Avenue, and proceed to Kanaloa Avenue. Don’t forget to wave and take photos of all of the parade participants as they go by!
2. Maui Fair Pie Contest
The finest bakers on the island go head to head in this deliciously fun competition! Each pie will be judged on taste, consistency, looks, and color. The baker of the best pie will receive a grand prize of $250 cash and an overnight stay on Maui!
3. The Joy Zone
With dozens of awesome family-friendly rides, the Joy Zone is a must-see at the Maui County Fair. The Zipper and the Pharaoh Swing have been hugely popular in past years. The tame children’s carousel is perfect for the little ones! If you’re an adrenaline junky, don’t miss the flipping madness of the Inverter. All of the rides cost from 3-6 tickets, and tickets are $1 each.
Of course, one of the best things to do at the fair is to explore all of the different booths and vendors. You’ll find a variety of unique items including souvenir trinkets, pots and pans, jewelry, koa wood items, and much more. It’s always fun to see what people are selling at the fair!
Throughout the course of the weekend, guests can enjoy fantastic local food, live music, and other awesome entertainment at the Maui County Fair. Feel free to munch on classic carnival eats like cotton candy and funnel cakes, then try some Hawaiian-inspired cuisine like poke and poi. Visitors can also view exhibits, demonstrations, and contests like the Poke Bowl competition, Maui Fair Baby of the Year, and the highly-anticipated Chili Cook Off. Be sure to check the fair schedule for a full list of events as well as information on admission and hours.
Unwind at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
When searching for the perfect homestead during your trip to Maui, look no further than our gorgeous bed and breakfast! Our inn offers a homey, peaceful retreat that is surrounded by lush gardens and spectacular views. You can spend all day out on the town, then rest up in one of our beautiful guest rooms and get ready for even more fun tomorrow. We can’t wait to hear about your experience at the Maui County Fair!
Book your island vacation at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono today!