Third Annual Farm Festival Announces Entertainment Schedule


Third Annual Farm Festival at Hāmākua Harvest
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 8 am to 3 pm
Highway 19 and Mamane Street, Honoka’a

Come and experience the Annual Farm Festival at Hāmākua Harvest on Sunday, May 20, 2018 8 am to 3 pm located at our beautiful site at the intersection of Highway 19 and Mamane Street in Honoka’a.

Hāmākua Harvest welcomes the community to come and enjoy this truly memorable event featuring all local products and the best of local food and entertainment, abundant keiki activities and multiple educational experiences, all designed to delight the senses.

The ever-popular Dominic Yagong will be the festival’s emcee, introducing entertainment, special guests and more throughout the day.

Our 40 vendors will be selling only locally produced products and artisanal foods. For a full list of our hand selected vendors please visit

Experience authentic Hawaiian culture as Joshua Lanakila Mangauil of the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua opens the festivities with a traditional Hawaiian protocol and awa ceremony.


Rachel Scott

8:30 The Rachel Scott Band takes the stage with their contemporary, rock and folk music.

10:00 Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua Community Hula Hui

11:45 The Big Rock Band playing on their home turf, plays classics from the 60s to 80s, including Jazz and Latin sounds.

1:15 Dennis Padilla and Friends sharing their Hawaiian melodies and acoustic tunes.

Be mesmerized as you watch the aerial arts performances brought to you by Cirqué Ohana or stop by their booth to learn how to juggle.

Expanded Keiki Zone

Your children will be delighted with the all-day activities at the expanded Keiki zone adjacent to the Learning Garden.

Mosaic Art, Bean Bag Toss, Bubble Fun, Face Painting, Origami, Painting Activity.

9:30 and 12:00 Planting Activity
10:00 to 12:00 Miniature Donkey Rides
10:00 & 1:00 Kids Yoga Class
11:00 Make and Take Seed Pots
12:30 to 3:00 Petting Zoo

Educational presentations

8:30 – Agroforestry Solutions for Hāmākua
Dave Sansone will share how agroforestry can help you beat the weeds and pests, improve the soil, and increase production–naturally. Dave is the Agriculture Production Specialist for The Kohala Center and the owner of Agroforestry Design, LLC. / 808-464-3657

10:15 – Grafting Avocados
Ty MacDonald from CTAHR – Learn how to graft avocados from an expert. Ty is a University of Hawai’i extension agent working with the landscape industries in West Hawaii. He also coordinates the Master Gardener training program.

11:45 – Growing a Complete Diet in Hawai’i
Wade Bauer will share how to efficiently grow your own food at home to provide a fresh organic balanced diet. From field or backyard to table – propagation, cultivation, harvest, preservation, and use. Wade has taught permaculture in Hawai’i for over 10 years. He has a degree in Environmental Biology and is the founder of “Malama Aina Permaculture: Edible Landscape Design, Education & Nursery” in Kapoho. Contact: 248-245-9483

1:15 – Sustainable Tropical Fruit and Nut Production
Alyssa Cho from CTAHR will share integrated approaches to sustainable tropical fruit and nut production in Hawai’i. Alyssa is an assistant researcher in sustainable farming systems with an emphasis in tropical fruits and nuts.

Hands-on educational programs

8:30 – Grow Your Own Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
Zach Mermel will share how to grow you own edible and medicinal mushrooms for food, for fun, and possibly for profit. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to easily cultivate functional fungi on “waste” materials found around your farm and homestead.

10:15 – Make Your Own Humpback Whale Hats and Gyotaku Fish Print
Andy Collins works with Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, the second largest protected area on Earth. He will have an informational booth with kids activities including making Humpback Whale Hats and Gyotaku Fish Printing.

11:45 – Propagate Your Own Sugar Cane Using Various Methods
Curtis Tate will be providing information on growing sugar cane from cuttings and then guide participates in propagating their own sugar-cane keiki using various methods.

1:15 – Hawaiian Pahu (Drum) Carving
Keoni Aweau Turalde, from the Lihikai Hawaiian Cultural Learning Center, will be showing us how to make Hawaiian drums for hula and traditional ceremonies.

Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua
Have an authentic Hawaiian experience! Join the Cultural Center and get your hands in the ground and participate in planting the taro “huli” and then join them to participate in pounding the poi.


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