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EAST MAUI TARO FESTIVAL (22ND ANNUAL)

Maui (East)

Hana Ballpark
Hauoli Rd
Hana, Hawaii  96713
www.tarofestival.org


Dates

May 03, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm, Daily


Description

The East Maui Taro Festival was founded in 1992 with the 1st Annual East Maui Taro Festival taking place in Hana, Maui on March 26, 1993. " Tarofest " has grown from a loosely organized group to a well-organized non-profit organization. The event strives to educate about the importance of Taro/Kalo in a family-friendly venue. Hawaiian cultural demo's provide hands-on activities, the 20 Food Booths feature a taro dish, the Farmers Market offers diverse taro products, the Arts & Craft vendors sell items with a Hawaiian theme, the Info Tent provides space for Maui non-profits, local Music and Hula. throughout the day.

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote and perpetuate the traditional Hawaiian culture and practices with a focus on taro as it is the symbol and staple of the Hawaiian (kanaka maoli) people.


Contact Info

Judy Kinser
East Maui Taro Festival
Event Coordinator
808-264-1553
info@tarofestival.org
Kaleikoa Kaeo from Maui College with his students leading the poi-pounding demo.