LIHUE — Fair ticket prices will be held at the 2017 levels, said Annette Leftherotis, the fair’s entertainment and sponsorship director.
“We negotiated to keep the prices down,” Leftherotis said Sunday. “We also have two new rides — the Zero Gravity, and the Rock ‘N Tug — that should be exciting for the fair goers.”
Leftherotis was among the Kauai County Farm Bureau personnel setting up the fair for its opening at 6 p.m. Thursday and continuing through Sunday night at the Vidinha Stadium parking area.
Island School’s Sean Magoun worked with his crew of parent volunteers Monday. Island School will be one of the food vendors.
“This is a good event and we need to work to keep it going,” he said. “Saturday, we had people from all the organizations here working.”
One highlight will be the Kauai Coffee Celebrity Chef’s Challenge.
“We have nine chefs who will take part in the challenge, and there are a lot of invitations to farmers who source the chefs,” Leftherotis said. “This is definitely going to be exciting when it takes place Friday. And, don’t leave after it’s done because there is the chaos as benches come in and people get ready for the Black Out Bingo.”
She was also excited about the first-ever Barbizon of Hawaii Flower and Fern Fashion Show on Sunday in the entertainment tent.
“This is going to be big,” Leftherotis said. “We had several of the Barbizon models doing the preview modeling Kauai’s flora and fauna as fashion. We expanded the offering to include flower, fern, fruit, or agriculture haku, or conventional lei and outfit.”
EK Fernandez Rides is looking to hire people to work rides, games and food booths.
Fair tickets prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for keiki and free for keiki three and under.
A special section on the four-day fair was published in Sunday’s TGI and is available at TGI’s Lihue office.