Celebrate (and Taste) Hawaii's Unique and Diverse Agricultural Bounty

East Maui Taro Festival (Maui), April – This two-day event in the northeast coast town of Hana spotlights local-grown taro, its cultivation and, through much ono grinds (great food), the multiple culinary uses of the Hawaiian staple food. Attendees are also invited to experience poi-making demonstrations, hula performances, live music and other fun cultural activities. TaroFestival.org 
 
Big Island Chocolate Festival (island of Hawaii), April – This fun, interactive festival celebrating locally grown cacao is a chocolate enthusiasts dream, encompassing chef demonstrations, great food, seminars, demonstrations, a student chef competition, a professionally judged cacao bean taste-off, a gala event and silent auction, and, of course, lots of chocolate. It’s also an annual fundraiser benefitting local nonprofits and Hawaii cacao farmers. BigIslandChocolateFestival.com
 
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (Maui), June – One of Hawaii’s longest-running and most prestigious culinary festivals, this annual event celebrates the pairing of great food and wine with a four-day culinary extravaganza at Maui’s Kapalua Resort. It brings together world-renowned winemakers, top sommeliers, celebrated local and global chefs, industry insiders and wine and food enthusiasts for fun and educational themed tastings, seminars and evening gala events. KapaluaWineAndFoodFestival.com 
 
Lanai Pineapple Festival (Lanai), July - Commemorating the island of Lanai’s rich pineapple-growing and ranching history, this small-town community festival is annually held at Lanai City’s charming Dole Park and features live music and entertainment, local arts and crafts, cooking competitions and demonstrations, lots of delicious eats and – though it’s no longer grown commercially on the island – pineapple. LanaiPineappleFestival.com 
 
Koloa Plantation Days (Kauai), July – Held annually in the Kauai district where Hawaii’s first sugar plantation was founded in 1835, Koloa Plantation Days features a lively, family-oriented slate of events showcasing the area’s rich agricultural and natural history and diverse cultural traditions. It’s a festival with a little bit of everything, from sports activities and live entertainment, to food, a parade, a craft fair, a rodeo and lots more. KoloaPlantationDays.com 

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