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Support Local: Hawaii State Farm Fair

Hawaii State Farm Fair

This past weekend, Kualoa Ranch once again hosted the Hawaii State Farm Fair. Heading over the H3 to Kaneohe for the Fair is a yearly tradition for us. We love wandering the beautiful grounds of the ranch while sipping on cold lemonade and learning about local farms and products. Kinda the perfect Sunday morning. It’s a fun time for both parents and kids and we love the community feel as well as the laid-back country vibes.

We always try to get there early, as it gets more crowded and hot as the day goes on. There is an entry fee for adults but kids and students are free. Be sure to bring water and sunscreen, especially sunscreen!

There is a lot to do at the fair, some rides for the little kids, bouncy houses, yummy local food and educational activities and presentations. So many local farms and organizations participate and I love wandering around checking them all out. They also have fun events like a corn husking competition and watermelon eating content, total typical farm fair shenanigans.

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Plant your own little seed

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Plants and flowers for sale

There are a variety of plants available for sale as well. A really gorgeous selection. You can also see various farm animals ranging from baby chicks and honey bees to cows and horses. The honey bees were actually my favorite, no coincidence that they were harvesting the honey comb right there, can you say delicious samples straight from the hive!

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We also enjoyed some refreshing lemonade from Waimanalo Country Farms, perfectly contained in a large mason jar. Yummo! All-in-all a great trip to the fair this year. Are you as into these kind of fairs as much as I am? I love being able to show support for our local community, especially the farming community. Aloha!

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder
    August 26, 2017 at 3:12 PM

    What a cool state fair!! SO much to do and learn

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    Taylor Reese
    August 22, 2017 at 1:34 AM

    This has such a different feel than my state fair. love it!

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    Chrissie
    August 21, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    This looks so fun! Love that they were harvesting honeycomb right there too – how cool!

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    Glenny
    August 21, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    oh wow this looks amazing!! Look at that fresh HONEY!!! Ive never been to hawaii before but it’s def on my bucket list. I would love to visit any farmers market spots in hawaii when I do come !!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      August 22, 2017 at 8:40 PM

      I love farmers markets here, there’s one everyday of the week!

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    Kate
    August 21, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    What an awesome event! That jar of lemonade also looks/sounds amazing right about now!

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    Sarah Camille
    July 26, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    I love local events like these! This one seems really extensive and well produced. Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers, Sarah Camille // SCsScoop.com

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 26, 2017 at 6:56 PM

      Thanks Sarah!

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    danielle
    July 26, 2017 at 4:42 AM

    this looks really cool, i need to get back to hawaii!

    http://www.avecdanielle.com

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 26, 2017 at 6:55 PM

      Thanks for stopping by Danielle!

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    Marissa
    July 25, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    This is so, so cool! Great insight into such an amazing event! Love the photos!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 26, 2017 at 6:55 PM

      Thanks so much Marissa!

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    Amber
    July 25, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    The honey looks so cool. I bet it was so tasty!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 26, 2017 at 6:55 PM

      That it was my dear!

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    the adventurer
    July 25, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Look at that honey! I would be taking away so much of it! I love that you supported local businesses =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 26, 2017 at 6:54 PM

      It was sooooo good! Always support local!

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    Kami | Life with Kami
    July 22, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    I would really love to go here. My kids would really enjoy this. Thanks for sharing. Saving for later on pinterest.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 23, 2017 at 6:22 AM

      Thanks Kami, Aloha!

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    Andrea
    July 21, 2017 at 1:35 PM

    I would love to visit this place! I´m not near Hawaii but that honey looks sooooo good!!!!!!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 22, 2017 at 6:43 AM

      So yummy!! I forgot how good honey was!

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    Melanie
    July 21, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    A Farm Fair sounds like so much fun!! I am obsessed with bees and honey; such a cool idea to let you sample the comb right there as they cut it! I always go to the honey tent at any market I go to, but this is the first time I’ve seen that done. Awesome!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 22, 2017 at 6:43 AM

      It was really amazing, makes me want to incorporate some local honey into my daily diet!

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    Melissa
    July 21, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Oh yes please! I love a good fair, and going to Hawaii is on my bucket list <3 This would be a dream day for sure!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 22, 2017 at 6:42 AM

      Me too! There is always some event going on so I’m sure you can find something comparable when you visit 🙂

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    Brittany
    July 21, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    Oh my goodness. This looks so RAD!!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 22, 2017 at 6:41 AM

      It’s a fun little event, there’s always something going on!

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    Giustina
    July 19, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    That local honey looks amazing!! <3

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 19, 2017 at 8:16 PM

      It was so good! Wish I had access to a hive daily 🙂

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    Tanya Travels
    July 19, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    Makes me miss Hawaii! I lived there for 6 years and it still has part of my heart!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 19, 2017 at 8:14 PM

      Aww, I bet! Come back for a visit!

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    Bailey
    July 18, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    That honeycomb is to die for! And ‘Nalo made lemonade… yum!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 18, 2017 at 8:46 PM

      OMG, I am dreaming of that honeycomb!!

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    Christine
    July 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Wow! What a fun day out. My family would love this kind of thing. 🙂

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 18, 2017 at 8:45 PM

      We can’t get enough, I love simple, easy activities like this 🙂

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    Harmony, Momma To Go
    July 18, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    how cool is this – a farm state fair! wow! Here our fairs are just like carny rides and deep fried twinkies. I miss Hawaii <3

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 18, 2017 at 8:44 PM

      Lol, carny rides, we have that too!

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    Lindsay Fischer
    July 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    Haven’t been to Hawaii or Kualoa Ranch since 2014 when my husband and I got married. I am SO READY to come back (and find a way to stay). Beautiful photos. Next time I come I’m going to wait for the State Farm Fair!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 18, 2017 at 8:44 PM

      Yes!! There is always something fun going on, whenever you make it back 🙂 Aloha.

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    Lisa
    July 18, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Looks like a fun day!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      July 18, 2017 at 8:43 PM

      Sure was! Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

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