It’s almost fair time

LIHUE — Do you want to work Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday?

Kalei Balanon of EK Fernandez Shows and Cherish Pantil, whose uncle and aunt work at the Bull Shed restaurant, were on hand Saturday while tents sprouted at the Vidinha Stadium parking lot.

“We always need workers,” Balanon said. “We’ll be hiring all the way through the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair which opens Thursday, and beyond if we need to. People can expect to work Thursday through Sunday, the last day of the fair.”

A full schedule of entertainment, events and exhibitors appears in the Farm Fair special in today’s edition of TGI. Also included is traffic information, parking and other concerns of fair-goers.

“The EK Fernandez rides and midway have been moved closer to the soccer field end of the parking lot,” said Jerry Ornellas, a Kauai County Farm Bureau leader. “We had the kids from the Kapaa High School JROTC here this morning setting up the tents in the commercial area and most of the food booth area.”

Burt Rapanot was getting the help of his daughter Qiyrah and her friend Hayley Oyamot-Taniguchi in securing the Kekaha Titans Pop Warner Association section of food alley.

“I’ve been doing this for 15 years,” Burt said. “It never ends. The big difference this year is we won’t have chicken. Instead, the menu is Oriental pork, fried noodles, taco salad, peas and pimentos, and a battered fish.”

The Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair is open from 6 p.m. to midnight, Thursday and through Sunday. Kauai Harley-Davidson and Aloha Kia Kauai are title sponsors.

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