(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
October 9, 2015
"TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE" AND AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL - HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
The time for this year's Taste gala is 6-8 p.m. and the annual agricultural showcase will again sprawl both inside and out of the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Culinary adventure seekers can taste and enjoy all the cuts of pasture-raised beef - everything from tongue to tail - prepared expertly by Hawai`i chefs. Enjoy familiar cuts like sirloin tip and ribs, plus beef cheek and the infamous "rocky mountain oysters" or bull testicles. While "tasting," attendees can meet Hawai`i's food producers at booths and talk story with the ranchers and farmers who make a living growing our food. They can also enjoy exhibits presenting topics related to local agriculture and food sustainability, including the University of Hawai`i's Mealani Research Station, where the event began! Local food producers also have an opportunity to hook up with isle chefs and consumers. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in this event should contact Russell Nagata at 808-969-8228 no later than September 7. Pre-sale tickets are $45; $60 at the door. Also visit http://www.TasteOfTheHawaiianRange.com.
October 10, 2015
IRONMAN TRIATHLON - KAILUA-KONA
This ultimate endurance event - a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2 mile run - attracts thousands of the world's best athletes, and thousands of volunteers from the Big Island help make it happen! Watch West Hawaii Today newspaper for updates on the event.
October 15 & 16, 2015
KUANA TORRES KAHELE AT ACE HARDWARES, KONA AND WAIMEA
Popular Hawaiian vocalist, multi Na Hoku Hanohano award winner and Hawaiian cultural practioner Kuana Torres Kahele will be at the Kona Ace Hardware from 10am-noon on Oct. 15, and the Waimea Ace Hardware from 11am-1pm on Oct. 16 to host lei making workshops and promote the release of his new lei making tutorial DVD from Mountain Apple.
October 16, 2015
FABULOUS FISH WORKSHOP AND DINNER - WAIMEA
Chef Dan Bobo of Island Thyme Gourmet will teach how to filet a fish and then attendees will make their own Parchment Wrapped Fish! Kanoe from the Fish House in Kawaihae will instruct the attendees in making ahi poke, and then, everyone will sit down and share a meal together! Proceeds benefit Slow Food Hawai`i. Time: 5pm at a private residence in Waimea. Cost: $35 slow food members/$45 non-members. For more information, call 808-936-6511, email email@example.com or visit slowfoodhawaii.org.
October 17, 2015
3rd ANNUAL LILIKOI FESTIVAl - PAHOA, PUNA
Indulge your passion for passion fruit at the 3rd Annual Lilikoi Festival! This year's festival is being held at the Maku'u Market just outside of Pahoa (15-2131 Pahoa-Keaau Rd., Pahoa.) From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this popular and fun event features a lilikoi themed cooking contest, cooking demonstrations, vendor booths, live music and keiki activities. Entry fee $5; children 11 & under free. Vendors and cooking contest entries are still welcome! Contact Fran at 982-7511. For more info, email Sandi@alstrand.com
or visit www.LilikoiFestival.com.
October 17, 2015
HULA KAHIKO AT HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
This outdoor presentation of traditional hula and chant will feature Kumu Ioane, Kumu Haumea & Kumu Tangaro with Ka `Umeke Ka`eo Public Charter School from 10:30-11:30am. The event will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near Volcano Art Center Gallery. The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. Free; park entrance fees apply. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
October 17, 2015
NORTH HAWAI`I'S BLUE ZONES PROJECT KICK-OFF CELEBRATION - WAIMEA
North Hawai`i is one of only three communities in the state selected as a Blue Zones Project demonstration site. To celebrate, all are invited to kick off this community-led health and well-being initiative. Free & family-friendly! Enjoy a Keiki Zone, healthy cooking demos, 'ono food, and local performances including the award winning Honoka`a High School Jazz Band. Come early to receive a free copy of Dan Buettner's best-selling book, The Blue Zones Solution, and have the opportunity to get it autographed following his presentation at 4 p.m. Time: 3-6 PM at Kahilu Theatre and Kahilu Town Hall, Waimea. For more information, call (808) 217-7452, email Melony.Tavares@healthways.com
or visit bluezonesproject.com.
October 17, 2015
ROTARY CLUB OF KONA'S HARVEST MOON BASH
The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise will be hosting a Harvest Moon Bash from 5-8pm at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor. There will be ono grinds including prime rib from the Big Island Grill, on-tap beers from Kona Brewing Company, and rockin' entertainment from Jack and the Rippers. There will be a great silent auction as well; all items are donated by local artists and businesses, and all proceeds assist Rotary's work in the greater Kona community. Cost: $35. Tickets are available at Queen K Tesoro, Westside Wines and the Kailua Candy Company. For more information, call Mike at 756-5565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).