There are many reasons why people like me love calling Hawaii home. There’s the beaches, the whales, the wonderful restaurants and plenty of art and adventure to indulge in. And, of course, there are the beautiful homes for sale in places such as the Kapalua Ironwood Estates or even the Kapalua Estates themselves. And while the properties are nice and nature is entrancing, living here is so much more than that. One of the best things about living in Hawaii is without a doubt being surrounded by the aloha spirit and nothing embodies the aloha spirit quite like the annual East Maui Taro Festival.
Every year, the east side of our precious island hosts a community festival known as the East Maui Taro Festival. This year marks the 28th year of its existence, and here you will indulge in all-things culture related. From Hawaiian music to hula dancing, and from authentic Hawaiian food options with all dishes featuring the acclaimed Hawaiian plant taro, your senses and your heart will be overwhelmed with some much beauty and love to enjoy. There will also be plenty of demonstrations celebrating taro, including poi pounding and educational presentations. There are also competitions, including the Queen Challenge Taro challenge that offers a $500 reward to both wetland and dryland grown taro. Last year’s Queen Challenge Taro competition winners were John Lind, Jr. for his lo'i (wetland) taro. Mike Opgenorth won for the mala (dryland) taro.
And in case you’re wondering, taro is more than just a plan to Hawaiian culture. It’s also a part of the culture’s creation story and was one of the original plants brought to Hawaiian when Polynesians first landed on the island. So if you’re interested in learning more fun facts and history about this amazing Hawaiian plant then mark your calendars for April 25th for the 28th Annual East Maui Taro Festival. The festival will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Hana Ball Park.
I hope you consider participating in this community held event. It’s truly a blessing to get to be a part of the Hawaiian culture and Hana is a wonderful place to visit. In the meantime, if you have any questions about real estate on the island, make sure to contact me so I can help you find the home that you’re longing for. I can’t wait to hear from you soon. Aloha!
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