A Timeless Tradition

September 27, 2018

Maui’s largest community event is coming up in a few weeks! The 96th Maui Fair will take place from October 4 through 7 at the War Memorial sports complex in Wailuku, with lots of things to see and do for attendees of all ages.

The Maui Fair Parade will officially kick off the Fair on Thursday afternoon, October 4. Showcasing scores of community groups including marching bands, youth organizations and colorful vehicles, the parade will begin at 4:30 pm at the UH Maui College and proceed along Kaahumanu Avenue and Kanaloa Avenue to the War Memorial Stadium parking lot.

Fair attendees can enjoy a wide array of exhibits and displays, including a must-see display of photos by Maui photographers, both amateur and expert; hand-made items crafted by youth and adults; beautiful fruits, vegetables and other plants lovingly grown by Maui gardeners; new and locally made products available for purchase; a wonderful school art display; and a livestock and poultry section.

Gotta try the grinds! The Maui Fair’s food booths serve up a super-yummy selection of entrees, snacks and beverages, but more importantly, they help raise funds for the nonprofit organizations that operate them. So while you’re at the Fair, be sure to enjoy a tasty treat and at the same time, support Maui’s schools, churches and community groups.

For some high-energy fun, the Fair offers thrilling carnival rides and a great line-up of live entertainment. More details on ride prices, performances and entertainment schedule are expected near the end of September. Visit the Maui Fair website for the latest updates.

Parking for a fee is available at various parking lots near the Fair site, or take advantage of the Maui Fair’s free park-and-ride shuttle bus services from satellite parking stations in Wailuku and Kahului.

There are lots more to see and do! For more information about admission prices, park-and-ride shuttles, fair hours and attractions, visit or follow Maui Fair on Facebook.