Fun times ahead

LIHUE — Ann Yamamoto, a commercial vendor at the Kauai County Farm Bureau, said this is only the beginning as gates opened Thursday to the annual farm fair at Vidinha Stadium.

“We still have the weekend to go,” she said.

Ralph Suniga was busy atop a Kauai Coca Cola forklift, moving pallets of soft drinks between the eight food vending stations.

“I’ve been doing this for 17 years,” Suniga said. “I started at Meadow Gold, and for the last seven years, have been doing Coke.”

Laurie Ho, secretary for the Kauai County Farm Bureau, said this year’s fair features people from everywhere helping.

“We have my cousin visiting from Minnesota, our judges are from Honolulu, and we have others, including a vendor who flew in from California,” Ho said.

Brian Miyamoto, executive director for the Hawaii Farm Bureau, is doing this year’s judging.

Rides and attractions from EK Fernandez include the Dizzy Dragons, Magic Maze, Super Sizzler and the Zipper.

Food is vended by the Hanalei Taro wagon, Island School, Kapaa, Koloa, Lihue, and Kekaha Pop Warner Associations, and the Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School vending Meadow Gold products and Ono Pops.

The Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair continues tonight from 6 to midnight and features the Kauai Coffee Celebrity Chef Challenge, along with games, music and exhibitions.

The fair is open Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from noon until 11 p.m.

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