1st Annual Hilo Coconut Festival will take place on Coconut Island, a
small island park in Hilo Bay, located right next to the hotels along
Banyan Drive, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 10 am – 5 pm. This
Festival is free to the public, and a perfect location for families and
friends interested in a fun day of demonstrations on drum-making,
weaving,rope-making and more. Traditional Hawaiian culture will be on
exhibit with Hula dancing, ukele playing, and local entertainment.
The highlight of the Festival will be a celebration of Hawaiian
coconuts, and their multitude of uses from soap, cosmetics, coconut
meat, coconut oil, and the processing of coconuts into refreshing
drinks. The cultural and religious significance of the coconut will
also be addressed. Coconut items will be on sale as well as treats and
Demonstrations of the uses and development of
Hawaiian sugarcane, teas, and the Hala plant will also be explored.
Amongst all of these symbols of Hawaiian culture will be children’s
activities, such as face-painting, coconut bowling, coconut toss, and
more. If you are interested in being a vendor or a sponsor, please
contact Vince McMillon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check back for
updates, and vendor applications.