The 97th Annual Maui Fair starts today and runs through Sunday. The fair is held at the War Memoral Complex fairgrounds.
The fair will kick off with a parade that is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm. Check for local road closures and bus route changes. Fair hours are today 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Friday 5:00 pm to midnight, Saturday 10:00 am to midnight, and Sunday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.
This years fair includes photography, rides and games, exhibits including livestock and horticulture, live entertainment, plus a street party and lots of other activities. Admission prices are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5-11 years old, and free for children 4 and under. First 2,000 people on Sunday will get free admission!
Starting this Saturday, October 5th and running through December 29th each weekend is the Arts Festival Lahaina. Hours of operation are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Art Festival is held at the Lahaina Arts Society at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Here you can view all local Maui artists works. Artwork presented includes photography, painting, pottery and jewelry. Shoppers will be able to talk with these local artists while they shop. Tents will be set up on the lawn by Starbucks. It’s a great time to look for that unique gift for someone special!
Record high temperatures were recorded in Kahului Monday. Temperatures reached 96 degrees breaking the pervious record of 94 degrees set in 1996. Sunday, the record high temperature of 94 degrees was recorded breaking the old record of 92 degrees set in 1977. Known for it’s cooler temperatures, Hilo hit a record breaking 90 degrees Sunday from the previously held record set in 1972!
Forecast for today is 92 degrees. With humidity added, it may reach a heat index of 99 degrees. Forecasters are keeping a lookout on Hurricane Kiko. Hurricane Kiko is currently a category 1 system. By the time it reaches the Central Pacific, it should hopefully be downgraded to a tropical storm
The Maytag Dependable Leader Award is awarded to staff or volunteers of the Boys & Girls Club who have made a positive impact and become a supportive adult in the lives of the children.
This years recipient is Gina McLain Director of Maui Boys & Gils Club! The award of $20,000 given to the Maui Boys & Girls Club will help the Maui program develop their volunteer program Give 60. The Give 60 program was developed to motivate teens to volunteer 60 minutes a week. The goal is to inspire them to be empathetic and generous.
Congratulations Gina on your huge accomplishment and continued commitment!