Free Event held at the Maui Tropical Plantation on April 6th, 2013. This year celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the introduction of Coffee Planting in Hawaii. Among the many attractions and food booths will be live entertainment with Ekolu on stage @ 3PM. There will be several competitions from the Flower Growers Designers Competition to the new Food Product to Market Contest. Visitors are invited to make their own leis, even.
Last Years winner of the Product to Market was Shaka Pops. You now see Shaka Pops at all the outdoor venues like the Maui Swap Meet and the Aloha Town Parties on Friday Nights around Maui.
Chef Perry Bateman of Mama’s Fish House fame and up and coming Chef of Star Noodle (who was recently a Bravos Top Chef Finalist!) Sheldon Simeon will host a Grand Taste Education Live Cooking Competition. Looks like you need a Ticket for this particular event: $30.00 Tickets for Grand Taste Education at the Maui County Agricultural Festival are now on sale! Grand Taste Education is collaboration between Maui County Farm Bureau and Slow Food Maui. 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Grand Taste Education
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Live Chef Competition & Awards Presentation.
Visit the Food Booths for a bit to eat, check out the Farmers Market and meet the Growers as you buy fresh produce and Flowers. Barnyard games and Farm activities for the Keiki (Children). Another fun event for the keiki is the “Keiki in the Kitchen” Free Chef led class for children ages 5-12. Led by Chef Paris Nabavi of Cilantros in Lahaina.
For more information, visit http://www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org/maui-county-agricultural-festival-2/