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Celebrate Hawaii's Unique Agriculture

East Maui Taro Festival (Maui), April 21 – This two-day event in Hana includes ono grinds (great food) showcasing the different uses of taro. Visitors can experience poi making demonstrations, hula performances, live music, and other cultural activities.

Whalers Village Maui Onion Festival (Maui), May 5 – Celebrate the “sweet” Maui Onion with a weekend of fun, food, and cooking demonstrations at Whalers Village in the Kaanapali Beach Resort. Participate in the onion-eating contest, enjoy amateur and professional cooking competitions, check out the art exhibits, listen to music, and walk through the farmers market.

Kau Coffee Festival (Hawaii Island), May 12 – In the last few years, the Kau region on Hawaii Island has quickly become one of the up-and-coming premiere coffee providers in the world. The weekend festivities include a Miss Kau Coffee pageant, a hoolaulea (celebration) featuring competitions for best coffee and coffee recipe, farm tours, coffee demos, and of course lots of food and entertainment.

Lanai Pineapple Festival, June 30 - This festival commemorates Lanai’s pineapple plantation and ranch history. The colorful Pineapple Festival is held at Dole Park, the heart of Lanai City featuring live music and entertainment, as well as local arts and crafts.

Koloa Plantation Days (Kauai), July 21-29 – Held in the area where Hawaii’s first sugar plantation was founded in 1835, Koloa Plantation Days features a lively, family-oriented slate of events that showcase the area’s social and natural history and diverse cultural traditions. Bring the family to enjoy sporting activities and entertainment available at the Poipu and Koloa area resorts.

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Power Through With Hawaii's Super Foods

Feel the need for energy and a boost to your immune system and overall health? Hawaii is home to a variety of super foods, all with essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to kick start a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy the “feel good” benefits of these unprocessed natural foods, all found in the Hawaiian Islands. You are what you eat!

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