2017 Farm Fair Opens In
About the Fair
The Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair is the largest annual event on Kauai and offers opportunities for community visibility and direct outreach to your target market.
This is a fantastic way to support both agriculture and the Kauai community as a whole with diverse participation from around the island, all ages, cultures and communities and with a unique opportunity to support local businesses and non profit groups who are present at the fair. This is a community wide event with a focus on agriculture, with overall proceeds going to the Kauai County Farm Bureau, and program proceeds going to 4-H and other agricultural commodity and hobbyist groups growing everything from tropical flowers, to orchids, taro and bonsai.
Learn more about programs sponsored by Kauai County Farm Bureau at www.kauaicountyfarmbureau.org
Farm Bureau History
In June 1968, Katsuto Arashiro, a pineapple and tomato farmer in Wailua Homesteads; Lincoln Takenaka of Wailua Homesteads and Manuel Medeiros of Kalaheo both raised chickens for eggs and meat; George Hiyane of Kapaa grew pineapples; Antone Silva of Kalaheo grew Poinsettias; and Joseph Esaki, who was one of the first of Kauai farmers to go to the University of Hawaii at Manoa to earn an Agricultural degree, was known for growing watermelon and truck crops in Kapahi ~ seeing the need for a farmers’ organization chartered the Kauai County Farm Bureau.
Today’s Farm Bureau is the descendant of the organization created by these men and their farm families.
These pioneers realized collectively purchasing inputs in bulk at lower prices and selling their agricultural products at higher prices jointly provided benefits to their individual businesses, and that their collective efforts would yield greater influence on public policy for diversified agriculture. Our agricultural roots run deep into the history of Kauai County and it is Farm Bureau’s hope that agriculture remains a strong economic sector in the years to come.
Wireless Access at the Fair
Spectrum has several options to provide internet access at the fair.
For those who currently have Road Runner service, the wireless “Speed Zone” will be available free of charge with your hawaii.rr.com email address and password or if not a subscriber, there is a $6.99 daily fee. Please note that service may slow if congested as this is public access.
For vendors seeking a guaranteed connection in the commercial booth tent (inside main tent only), there is a $150 connection service available for a hard line connection directly through Spectrum for the duration of the event. Please call them at 245-8951 ext 6610 in advance, and payment will be required prior to the event.
If you need an ASL Interpreter, materials in an alternate format or auxiliary aid assistance, please click here to contact us.
Four Days of Fun, Food, Farming & Great Entertainment for the Family!
The Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair is a community event supported by island businesses.
Mahalo to all of our 2017 sponsors:
Aloha Kia Kauai & Kauai Harley Davidson • Alaska Airlines • Alexander & Baldwin Properties, Inc. • Bank of Hawaii • Coca Cola • College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources University of Hawaii at Manoa • County of Kauai Department of Water • Dow AgroSciences • DuPont Pioneer • Family and Friends of Agriculture • Farm Credit Services of Hawaii • Friends of Mel Rapozo • First Hawaiian Bank • Garden Island Federal Credit Union • GEICO Insurance • Grove Farm Company • Hawaii Dairy Farms • Hartung Brothers Inc. Hawaii • Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association – Kauai Chapter • HMSA • Kauai Coffee Company • Kauai Community Federal Credit Union • Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union • Kauai Grown • Kauai Island Utility Cooperative • Kuku‘iula • Matson Navigation • Oceanic Time Warner Cable is now Spectrum • Renewable Energy Technologies • Rising Sun Solar • Safeway • Subway Sandwiches • State Senator Ron Kouchi • Sunbelt Rentals • Territorial Savings Bank • Times • Ulupono Initiative • Wilcox Health • Napa Auto Parts • Metalhaus • Friends of Derek Kawakami
In Kind: Tyri Inc • American Medical Response • Courtyard Marriott at Coconut Beach • County of Kauai • Avis-Budget Group • Garden Island Security • Hawaiian Airlines • KUAI AM570 & 104.5FM • KONG Radio Group • State of Hawaii – Department of Transportation – Harbors Division • Wellington Fence • Young Brothers • GP Roadway Solutions
Mahalo to Sarah Thompson for website photos
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