Maui Food Festivals
Information about food festivals on Maui, including
the Maui Onion Festival, the East Maui Taro Festival,
and the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival.
East Maui Taro Festival
The 16th annual East Maui Taro Festival took place
April 26-27, 2008 at the Hana Ballpark in the
remote East Maui town of Hana.
The event featured live music and hula performances,
a Taro pancake breakfast, local arts and crafts,
cultural demonstrations, and presentations about Taro.
The 17th Annual East Maui Taro Festival will take place
April 25-26, 2009.
Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
The 27th annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
took place June 26-29, 2008 on the grounds
of the Kapalua Resort, in West Maui, north of
Lahaina and Kaanapali. The 2008 event featured wine
and food tasting events, culinary seminars, a
seafood festival, and
winemaker dinners. For information about the
next Kapalua Wine and Food Festival call
Maui Chefs Present
The 16th annual "Maui Chefs Present" event took
place the evening of September 5, 2008 in the
Aloha Pavilion at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Hotel.
The event featured 12 of Maui's top chefs and
entertainment by Grammy nominee Raiatea Helm
and dance music by Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats.
Maui Chefs Present is an annual benefit for the
Maui Community College Culinary Arts Program.
Maui Onion Festival
The 19th annual Maui Onion Festival took place
on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Whalers
Village Shopping Mall on Kaanapali Parkway a few
miles north of Lahaina. The event featured
live entertainment, food booths,
chef demonstrations, recipe contests, and a
Maui onion pairing dinner. For more information
about the next Maui Onion Festival call Whaler's
Village at 808-661-4567.
Maui Pineapple Festival
The first annual Maui Pineapple Festival
and Homecoming event took place September 16, 2006 from 10:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. the event featured chef demonstrations,
a pineapple chocolate dipping station, a
farmer's market, and live entertainment
by Raiatea Helm, Aunty Genoa Keawe.
The 2nd annual Maui Pineapple Festival and
Homecoming took place at the Kahului Cannery
September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
That year festival goers were given the opportunity
to tour the Kahului Pineapple Cannery
before it closed. The event also featured
information about the history of Maui's
pineapple industry, presentations
about growing pineapple, pineapple
tastings, food booths, and entertainment.
The 2008 Maui Pineapple Festival was scheduled
to take place September 13, 2008 at the
Kapalua Resort in West Maui but it was canceled
by the Maui Pineapple Company because of events
surrounding the closure of their cannery facility.
The festival is expected to be held again in 2009.
For more information visit
PineFest.com and the Maui Pineapple Company's
Maui Pineapple Festival Web page.
Taste of Lahaina Food and Music Festival
The 16th annual Taste of Lahaina and
Best of Island Music Festival took place
September 19-20 2008 at Lahaina Recreation
Park II in Lahaina, West Maui. The event
featured tastings of the signature dishes
of some of Maui's best new and long-time
restaurants and continuous live music.
For information about the next Taste of Lahaina
event call 888-310-1117.
Taste of Wailea at the Maui Film Festival
The 8th annual Taste of Wailea Festival took place
June 11-15, 2008 on the lawns of the
David Leadbetter Golf Academy at the
Wailea Gold and Wailea Emerald golf courses. The festival
was part of the Maui Film Festival at Wailea and
it featured some of Maui's top chefs. In 2008
the Maui Film Festival also featured a Taste of Chocolate.
The 2009 Taste of Wailea Festival will take place
during the 2009 Maui Film Festival, on one of the nights
between June 17 and June 21, 2009.
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