The Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture’s 9th Annual ‘Aina Fest will take place on Saturday November 3rd, 2018, from 12-10pm at the Kohala Village HUB Barn & surrounding grassy fields, which is located at 55-514 Hawi Rd. in Hawi. Gates open at 11:30am, and opening blessing is at 12pm.
Music: This year’s line-up of renowned musicians will be performing on two different stages including the internationally acclaimed Nahko (frontman for Medicine For The People), O‘ahu based musicians Paula Fuga and Paul Izak, Kohala born and raised slack-key guitar master John Keawe, OK2Change, Ka‘ahele, Hāwane Rios, Markus Mars, Ydine, Sierra Marin, and Noelani Love.
Hawaiian Culture: ‘Aina Fest 2018 is pleased to offer a forum on Building Resilience, led by Cultural and Environmental leaders from 12:30-2pm. Panelists include Pua Case, Nahko, Ruth Aloua, Lanakila Manguail, Kai Keali‘ikea‘ehale O Kaholokai and Terri Napeahi. Enjoy a diverse offering of Hawaiian cultural components throughout the day, including a traditional Hawaiian blessing, Lei Making, La‘au Lapa‘au, Imu Workshop with Daniel Anthony and Hula performance by Kohala’s Hula Halau O Kukui Aloha O Kohala.
Agricultural Education: There will be offerings include a hands-on interactive permaculture planting blitz activity on the festival grounds from 12:30-2pm, led by Paul Izak and Emil Kmetovic, and a Biodynamic Farming workshop led by Bobby Grimes. Local organizations working to protect, preserve and enrich our communities will offer additional education at their booths.
Yoga: Two Yoga Classes round out the educational offerings, led by Kelly Stern, co-founder of Yoga Garden on O‘ahu, and Noah Giltner of Hawai‘i Island. Both yoga classes will be accompanied by live music, performed by Paul Izak and Noelani Love respectively.
Keiki Zone: The Keiki Zone is set to make a return, offering engaging and fun activities for kids of all ages! Keiki will be offered complimentary face-painting by Cynthi Artistry, an incredible climbing Jungle Gym, and games and crafts sponsored by the North Kohala Public Library and led by Youth Librarian Leilani Silver.
Food: Enjoy Locally Grown & Sourced Healthy Food Options provided by multiple vendors
Crafts: Indulge in Inspired and Earth-Centered Goods crafted by local artisans
If You Go
What: 9th Annual ‘Aina Fest
When: Saturday November 3rd, 2018 from 12-10pm. Gates open at 11:30am.
Where: Kohala Village HUB Barn & Surrounding Grassy Fields. 55-514 Hawi Rd., Hawi.
Admission: General Admission tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the gate. Keiki aged 12 and younger get in free. All entertainment, educational workshops and keiki activities are included in the ticket price.
Discounted Pre-Sale Tickets: https://ainafest.brownpapertickets.com/
Information: More info about the offerings, artists, educators and a detailed parking map will be posted at http://hipagriculture.org/aina-fest