Mahalo for Your Support!
2017 Farm Fair
August 24-27
Vidinha Stadium

Exhibits

Agricultural Exhibit Tent Programs Schedule

Thursday, August 24

  • 6:00pm-10:00pm: Fruit & Vegetable Show Open – come see this year’s prize winners
  • 6:30pm–7:30pm: Making Garden Pots Using Natural Resources – Samantha Henriques, CTAHR Master Gardeners
  • 7:30pm–8:30pm: Growing Anthuriums for Home and Garden – George Mukai & Matt Honjiyo, Kauai Anthurium Club

Friday, August 25

  • 6:30pm-9:00pm: Hawaii Tropical Flowers & Foliage Association presents “Make it and Take it”
  • Create your own flower arrangement and bring it home. HTFFA will provide flowers and design dish. $20 donation to support our annual scholarship.

Saturday, August 26

  • 1:00pm–4:00pm: Kauai Wood-turners – woodworking with the finest tropical woods
  • 5:00pm–6:00pm: Orchid Growing for Beginners – Neill Sams, Garden Island Orchid Society
  • 7:00pm–9:00pm: Art of Bonsai – Kauai Bonsai Club 
  • 9:00pm–10:00pm: Last chance to view – Fruit & Vegetable Show

Sunday, August 27

  • 2:00pm–3:00pm: Last chance to enjoy exhibits! Floral exhibits break down at 3:00 pm.
Hawaiian Floral Lei Design Show with Special Guests

Presented by Hawaii Tropical Flower & Foliage Association

Lei making by Elvrine Chow, Heavenly Hakus

Lei making by Elvrine Chow, Heavenly Hakus

Mayor Bryan Baptiste Perpetual Trophy awarded for “Best Island Lei” voted by ‘People’s Choice’ at the event.

Hawaii Tropical Flowers and Foliage Association – Kauai will be presenting a Tropical Flower Design Show Friday night at the Fair featuring Kauai’s finest floral designers. In addition we will feature local lei making demonstrations and a “Keiki Floral decorating” section during the course of the evening. Our annual “Amateur Floral Arranging Contest” with prizes and the winners name will be placed on the beloved Mayor Bryan Baptiste Perpetual Trophy and displayed proudly in the Mayor’s office will again be fun for all.

Event Flower Design Show starts at 6:30, those desiring to enter the amateur contest need to sign in at the end of the Agricultural exhibition tent for the event and entries are taken until 7:30. Amateur contest starts at 7:45. We are accepting entries from persons that have not entered the “Amateur Floral Arranging Contest” in the past. For additional information please call Johnny at 651-9711

6:30-7:30 Tropical Flower Arranging Design Show
7:45-8:45 Amateur Flower arranging Contest (Sign up by 7:30)
8:45–9:30 Tropical Flower Arranging Design Show

Visit our website at www.hawaiitropicalflowers.org

Garden Island Orchid Show

2017 Orchids in Paradise

In his book, “Orchid Isles, the Story of Orchids in Hawaii,” Paul Wood states: “If orchids could dream of an orchid heaven, they would imagine something like the Hawaiian Islands.” Hawaii has the perfect climate and microclimate with just the right amount of humidity, sun and fresh breezes.

If you want to learn more about orchids, come join one of the two orchid clubs on the island. The Garden Island Orchid Society meets in Hanapepe at the United Church of Christ while the Kauai Orchid Society Meets in Kapaa at the Mahelona Hospital.

Both meet six times a year. The Garden Island Orchid Society hosts the Spring Fantasy Show which is usually held at the end of March or early April, and Orchids in Paradise, which is one of the displays at the Kauai Farm Bureau Fair. Kauai Orchid Society has one show at Kukui Grove just before Mother’s Day.

For more information about the club, see our website: gardenislandorchidsociety.org. Newsletters from seasons past are also posted on this site.

Woodturning Demonstration

Kauai Woodturners demonstration

Kauai Woodturners Club member Robin Clark at work in his shop.

On Saturday in the Agricultural Exhibit Tent from 1:00-4:00 pm., Kauai Woodturners Club will be doing a demonstration focusing on the woods commonly used, the different types of bowls, and the techniques used to make them.

The Garden Island Resource Conservation & Development, Inc.’s Forestry Committee will be there with their tropical hardwood display, featuring wood samples of high value tropical timber trees grown here on Kauai.

The Art of Bonsai

Kauai Bonsai Club

This year the Kauai Bonsai club will present a roundtable of demonstrations on Saturday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 pm featuring the club’s more experienced members. Topics from trimming to putting together a group, and planting are covered. Members will be available for questions, helpful tips on the fundamentals, horticulture, aesthetics, and traditions of bonsai for those wishing to learn more about this living art.

The Bonsai display by Kauai Bonsai Club members is always a highlight of the Fair in the Agriculture Exhibit Tent. Plants will be available for sale at the fair, and club members will be on hand to answer any questions regarding caring for bonsai or taking it up as a hobby. Membership is open, for more information please look for our members at the Fair or call Butch Buddingh at 639-0546.

Growing Anthuriums

Kauai Anthurium Club

The Kauai Anthurium Club will host its annual Anthurium show this year in the exhibit tent. Come see these beautiful plants and learn about propagating anthuriums, how to repot, what kind of media to use and when to cut at the demonstration on Thursday 8:00-9:00 pm.

There will be a drawing for plants.

Mahalo to our host, the UH-Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR); to our Exhibit Tent sponsors  A&B Properties and Kukui’ula; and to our sponsors Grove Farm and Ulu Pono Initiative – Hawaii Dairy Farm. 

UH Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

A & B Properties Logo

A&B Properties Kukui’ula

Ulu Pono Initiative – Hawaii Dairy Farms

Ulupono Initiative Logo

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 • Nathan Wood General Contractor • 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
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