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Maui Friday Town Party
5 Fridays, 5 Towns, 5 Parties!
Maui Friday Town Party

Maui Friday Town Parties happen every Aloha Friday with the first Friday being Maui Friday Town Party – Wailuku! Spearheaded by the Maui County Office of Economic Development, each party highlights one of Maui’s historic small towns and along with their unique, local businesses. Whether it’s an eccentric art show in Lahaina or a paniolo party in Makawao, each town creates an authentic atmosphere including great food, stellar music and local vendors!

Both residents and visitors greet the weekend with a special night of Maui culture, friendly faces and free entertainment. It’s always fun and we always find great food, vendors selling unique items and tons of island Aloha can be found!

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Which party is this week?

First Friday of the month – Wailuku

Second Friday – Lahaina

Third Friday – Makawao

Fourth Friday – Kihei

Fifth Friday – Lāna‘i

Fifth Friday in Lāna‘i is somewhat unique in that there are only a handful of Fifth Fridays in a calendar year and one needs to take the Lāna‘i ferry to attend.  Package deals are generally available, visit this link for more info.

Be sure to visit our Maui Event Calendar for what’s happening on Maui during your visit

Maui Friday Town Parties

Good Eats!! (We say Ono Grindz in Hawaii!)

Friday Town Parties offer a safe and fun community-oriented, family-friendly street fair to kickoff your Maui weekend.

Surrounding businesses offer extended retail hours and special promotions. Artisans, crafters, and culinary contributors add lots of variety to each town party. Have fun while supporting Maui’s economy and revitalizing historic Maui.

• Live Music for everyone!

• Lots of Family Fun!

Maui Friday Town Parties

Fun For All!

No matter where the Maui Friday Town Party, every event is community-minded and kid-friendly. With a heartwarming, small town feel, each party includes retailers, local artisans and crafters, delicious food and energetic music.

Maui Friday Town Parties

For up-to-date details on our individual town festivities, connect with Maui Town Parties on Facebook and Instagram, or contact the Maui County Office of Economic Development at economic.development@mauicounty.gov or 808.270.7710.

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11th Annual Maui County Ag Festival

Maui County Ag Festival
11th Annual Maui County Ag Festival

The 11th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival, Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about Maui ag while invigorating Maui ag, will take place on Sat., April 7th, 2018. The entire industry, its allies, and supporters come together on the lū‘au grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū to share what each group does for the collective good of agriculture in the County, and to showcase ag’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui.

Maui Ag Fest 2013

Sat., April 7, 2018
9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
At Maui Tropical Plantation (map below)
Admission $5 at door or included with other ticket sales.

For more info visit Maui County Ag Fest

 

Family Fun!

Hosted by Maui County Farm Bureau (MCFB) in partnership with County of Maui’s Office of Economic Development, generous sponsors and industry allies, here is the opportunity to learn about agricultural issues and their impact on our day-to-day lives.

 

Event hours are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; admission is $5 for adults (kupuna 65 and over free and keiki under 18 free as well). Free parking.

Maui County Ag FestivalFamilies won’t want to miss this year’s “Maui Legacy Pancake Breakfast” from 8 am – 11 am. It’s bingo, a raffle and time to honor Maui farmers who have contributed greatly to Maui’s agricultural industry.

One of the big highlights this year is the expanded “Keiki Zone” complete with bouncers, farm games, livestock exhibit, pony and horse rides and family-friendly food. Entertainment stage with an awesome lineup and great giveaways throughout the day.

And Much More!
More hands on activities found in flower tent. The general public is invited to make fresh flower lei.

Farmers Market
It’s good to know who grows our food. The market also shows the importance to ag of value-added products such as taro chips, pickles, and teriyaki beef: They stretch the season, absorb surplus, and provide extra farming revenue. Also check out MauiWine and Maui Gold tent and Maui Coffee Association. Both demonstrate the process of growing an agricultural product and producing a value-added product.

 

Maui Ag Fest 2014

Food Booths
Humble crops transform into satisfying meals when carefully prepared. Sample the best of all natural beef – hamburgers, poke bowls and smoked meat, Fork to Salad, Roselani Ice Cream, Shaka Pops and local favorites chow fun and smoked meat and 100 % Maui beef burgers and fries. Look for Maui Fresh Streatery and Three’s Bar & Grill Food Truck.

 

Maui Ag Fest 2014

Maui County Ag FestivalKeiki Zone
Kids learn about ranching and food production while at play. Join us for barnyard games favored by children around the world and learn about livestock. Horseback and pony rides, bouncers and Livestock Exhibit throughout the day. Keiki entertainment stage with live musical performances, magic show and more.

Center Stage
Music, taiko drummers and much more from 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Farm Visits
Maui Tropical Plantation offers Tram Rides.

Grand Taste
Maui’s famed regional cuisine is based on locally grown produce: Meet local chefs and farmers who are creating menus that matter. Fees apply. NEW time from 2:30 pm – 4;30 pm. Purchased tickets online in advance $30 at the event $40.  (More Info)

Maui Legacy Farmer’s Pancake Breakfast
Tickets on sale for “Legacy Farmers’ Pancake Breakfast” $10 adults / $6 for seniors (kupuna), $6 for children age 5 to 12. (More Info)

Maui Chef’s Collaboration Dinner
Maui Chefs’ Collaboration Dinner limited to 21 years and older $75 per person/$600 table of eight.

 

 

Mark your calendar!

Maui County Agricultural Festival Dates:  
Saturday, April 07, 2018

Maui Ag Fest 2014

Festival Highlights
Farm Animals: Animals that aid in farm management and provide food are on site.

Grown on Maui: Visit the farmers market and meet the farmers who grow your food.

Food Booths: From farm to table, sample hot dishes, cold ice cream, have lunch.

Keiki Activities: Kids learn when at play. Barnyard games and farm activities.

Wellness/Health: Demonstrations and info on fixing nutritious meals with fresh foods.

Contests: Share your Grown-on-Maui recipes and find out how they compare.

Composting: Learn how to make compost with kitchen scraps and garden waste.

 

Bugs up Close: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
Landscaping: Kaahumanu/Wahinepio Avenues” and “Landscaping Q/A.”
Taste Test and Ranking of new kalo hybrids
Ag Business Succession
Water Testing for FSMA and GAP
Pre- and Probiotics and Poi Drink Sampling

Soil Nutrient Management
Differences between grain-finished and grass-finished beef

Maui County Ag FestivalMaster Gardner Program booth will have:

UH Seeds and Maui Master Gardener Apiary Honey for sale
Maui Master Gardener Help Desk providing answers to your gardening questions and offering research-based information.
Information regarding our Maui Master Gardener Program and Training
Information on Fruit Flies and our monthly fruit fly class.

Maui County Ag Festival – Support Continues to Grow
Maui County Agriculture Festival celebrates its 11th anniversary in 2018. Designed to raise awareness and educate the community about Maui’s agriculture industry while offering farmers, ranchers and “Friends of Agriculture” a market to sell their products and produce and to interact with the general public, AgFest is Maui’s largest agricultural event.
 
So Much to Do!
AgFest is a fun, family-friendly, food-enthusists affair presented on the first Saturday in April reduce the disconnect between Maui agriculture and Maui residents through educational displays, interaction with Maui’s farmers and ranchers, cooking demonstrations, and hands-on, interactive displays.
 
More and more, people seek Grown on Maui when they shop and dine on island. However, Maui ag would like the general public to have a better understanding of the important needs required to have a productive and thriving agriculture industry on Maui. We welcome your support.
Join us at Maui County Farm Bureau.
Learn more about our annual programs including AgFest, Agriculture in the Classroom, Growing Future Farmers and Grown on Maui.

Maui County Ag Festival

 

 

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The Essential Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui
The Essential Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Some of Maui’s best ‘grinds’ (food) are offered up from Food Trucks.  We’ve put together this ‘Essential Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui‘ as a jumping off point for what’s sure to be an ever growing list of hidden gems that are sprouting up around South Maui (North Kihei to South Wailea) and Island wide.

There’s no arguing that Maui is one of Hawaii’s top gastronomic destinations with it’s fusion of Island-Asian style blended with traditional Polynesian and sprinkled with European influence. The top end restaurants though wonderful and decadent come with a hefty price tag. Maui’s local food trucks offer up amazing, mouth watering, local style dishes aimed at the average to budget traveler and local alike.

Get ready to thrill your taste buds with these local style grinds!

Kina’ole Grill

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Let’s start with Kina’ole Grill Food Truck. Kina’ole Grill appeals right away with their beautiful turquoise truck painted with a lei-making beauty and an outrigger-canoeing guy. But though their truck is eye-catching, it’s what’s being served from the widow on the other side that has locals and tourists talking. Sample menu items range from fresh grilled Ahi to Chicken Katsu. The Crispy Calamari is a big hit with it’s Dynamite Sauce as is the Coconut Shrimp! How do Pulled Pork Sliders with delicious Guava BBQ Sauce sound? 

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Kina’ole Grill Food Truck can be found just across from Kamaole I beach (Bonus! It’s walking distance from our condo!) in South Kihei.

Link – https://www.facebook.com/KinaoleGrillFoodTruck/

Hours – 7 Days a Week 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Prices – $11-30

Address – Corner of S. Kihei Road and Alanui Kealili Dr,  Kihei, HI 96753

 

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

 

Aloha Thai Fusion

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Maybe you’ve had grilled Ahi and Mahi Mahi a few days in a row and are looking for something delish but just a little different. Then no problem because parked right next to Kina’ole is Aloha Thai Fusion Food Truck (and catering)!

Why not try some Hand Rolled Spring rolls all vegetarian with fresh herbs, or Maui’s voted Number One Pad Thai Chicken or Shrimp?  Can’t go wrong with their Fresh Grilled Fish Tacos made with stone ground tortillas and pineapple coleslaw w/cilantro lime mango crème fraiche!

Guide To Food Trucks Of South MauiLink – http://www.alohathaifusion.com/food-truck-menu

Hours – 7 Days a Week 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Prices – $8-25

Address – Corner of S. Kihei Road and Alanui Kealili Dr,  Kihei, HI 96753 (Use map above)

 

 

 
Big Beach BBQ

Now Big Beach BBQ has a big local following as they’ve been serving up BBQ delights on island for some time now. They had a regular spot at the Maui Brewing Co but just announced their new location at the Kukui Mall.  Their motto – “Pork & Pelagics is what we do.” – keeping it simple.

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

The meat is smoked in Kiawe and the fish is caught locally, offering you a genuine taste of the islands that’ll keep you coming back for more. Vacation over? No problem, they sell their BBQ Sauce and Hot Sauce so you can take some of the islands home with you.

Menu items range from Pulled Pork Tacos to a side of Mac Salad (it’s a ‘thing ‘ in Hawaii) to the Pine Dog (pineapple infused pork link).

They constantly move between their locations in Makena (Big Beach), and Kukui Mall.  But,  they don’t move at random, so if you’re ever curious about where they’ll be and when, just go to any of their social media pages or head over to their website to check out their schedule!

Link – https://www.instagram.com/bigbeachbbq or https://www.bigbeachbbq.com/

Hours – Wednesday 5pm – 10pm , Fri, Sat, Sun 11am – 5pm

Prices – $3-14

Address – Varies but their Kukui Mall location is;   1819 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753

 

 

 

Jawz Fish Tacos

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

If you’re headed out to Makena Beach (aka Big Beach) or any beach in that vicinity then no need to pack a lunch, just head over to Jawz Fish Tacos. It’s oh so much more than just fish tacos. For a food truck, they offer a nice variety on their menu. Everything from (of course) Fish Tacos to Shave Ice (again, in Hawaii it’s a ‘thing’).  Maybe you forgot your water bottle and you’re mouth is full of salt water from body surfing at Big Beach, no problem – Jawz has you covered.

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Link – https://www.yelp.com/biz/jawz-tacos-big-beach-makena

Hours – Monday – Saturday (Closed Sunday) 10:30am – 7:30pm

Prices – $4-12 BRING CASH, it’s a little isolated out at Makena.

Location – Makena Beach Parking lot #1

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

 

Horhito’s Mobile Taqueria

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

 

I’m sensing a theme here for South Maui Food Trucks – Tacos!  Next up on our list is Horhito’s Mobile Taqueria.

Open daily from 10am-9pm, specializing in Mexican Cuisine, Horhitos was voted Maui’s Best Food Truck in MauiTimes Best of Maui Issue. The shrimp ($3) and fish (ono or mahi, $4) tacos come on flour tortillas with shredded lettuce, cheese, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. The steak, al pastor and smoked roast pork tacos ($2) are served on corn tortillas and topped with onions and cilantro. The menu also includes breakfast burritos and wraps, Hawaiian plates, quesadilla, burritos and hot dogs.

Link – https://www.facebook.com/HorhitosMobileTaqueria/

Hours – 7 days a Week, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Prices – GREAT! $2-9

Address – 1941 S Kihei Rd,  Kihei, HI 96753

 

 

 
South Maui Fish Company

One of my all time favorites that I stumbled upon by chance when they were first starting out is South Maui Fish Company. Give their poke bowl a try, it’s amazing!

From their website; “At South Maui Fish Company we take great pride in offering you the freshest quality of fish.  Daily catch coupled, with much of our menu being locally sourced produce and as many sustainable ingredients as possible.  We want our customers to have a great meal while having the least amount of impact on our environment.”

Link – http://southmauifishco.com

Hours – Monday – Saturday 11:00a.m. – 8:30 p.m (Open until they sell out, which does happen)

Prices – $3-26

Address – 22 Alahele pl. Kihei, HI, 96753 (Behind the Union 76 station on S Kihei Rd)

 

 

 

 

Outrigger Pizza

A departure from the food trucks above is Outrigger Pizza. Offering up pizza delights such as White Cheddar Mushroom and Chicken Bacon Ranch!  You’ll also find other amazing pizza flavors from this mobile eatery such as Pesto Pie and Spinach Delight. Maui’s first wood-fired pizza food truck, the chef/owner uses Kiawe wood in the over and hand makes each pie while you wait! Check them out at the Kukui Mall. Psst… Kiawe is a lesser known species of Mesquite.

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Link – https://www.outriggerpizzas.com

Hours – Monday – Saturday 11-830pm

Prices – $8-15

Location – Kukui Mall 1819 S Kihei Rd, Kihei HI 96753 (see Big Beach BBQ above)

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

 

Kihei Station Food Trucks Court

Recently, a little-used parking area behind the mauka (mountain side) Azeka Shopping Center has been converted into a food court of food trucks. From their website “Kihei Station Food Truck / Trailer Pod is a culinary carnival with a rotating lineup of culinary curiosities that are sure to amaze, delight and astound.”

There are shade structures, games and plenty of trucks to choose from.

Here’s a list of some of the food trucks rotating in/out at Kihei Station with about 5 or 6 in residence at any given time.

Teddy’s Burgers – Authentic home-style burgers, thick shakes and all the traditional sides.

Just Put In – Serving up the French-Canadian delicacy known as Poutine (French Fries topped with cheese curds and brown sauce/gravy)

808 Street Grindz – Grilled cheese, Sliders, Tacos and sides

Bait & Hook – A Seafood Eatery – Poke, Chowder, Fish Tacos and more

Gyro – Greek Mediterranean Grille – Gyro, Salad, Falafel, Hummus

Da Nani Pirates – Tacos, Wraps, Salad, Sandwiches

Veg Out – Vegetarian Cuisine

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo – Fried Chicken, Buckets of fried chicken, sandwiches, sides

Pua‘a BBQ – Traditional Southern BBQ, Chili, Wings, Sandwiches

Kau Kau 2 Go Munch Wagon – Hawaiian-Asian Fusion, local style mixed plate, handcrafted burgers, sandwiches with a twist

Lahaina Hot Dog Co – All beef hot dogs, sausages & more

Old Lahaina Town Coffee – Coffee

Melemele Sweet Shop –

Off the Griddle – Waffles

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Several more trucks are slated to be added in the near future. We’ll update this post as new trucks rotate in and out.

Link – https://www.kiheistation.com/

Hours – 11:30 – 8pm

Prices – Varies depending on vendor

Location – 1 Pi’ikea Avenue, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96761 (Behind Azeka Shopping Center)

 

Have a favorite food truck in South Kihei or on Maui, drop us a note below in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you!

 

 

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