(BIVN) – The second annual Waimea Fall Festival was held on Saturday, October 13, at the Waimea District Park.
Thousands attended the free family festival, hosted by Waimea Athletics with the support of the Waimea Community Association and Parker Ranch. The event featured locally-grown pumpkins, a farmers market, keiki games and activities, entertainment, Hawaiian crafts and demonstrations, a craft sale, exhibits, and local food.
“Waimea Fall Festival is an event that we built upon the foundations of the HPA Pumpkin Patch and also the Kohala Education Farm Pumpkin Patch that has been discontinued,” said Theresa Fernandez, executive director of the Waimea Fall Festival. “So we created this as a community event to take the place of those events, because its something that the community needed.”
For the kids: face painting, a climbing wall, horseback rides, and a petting zoo. Plus, a wristband-zone that featured carnival games inside, and inflatables and waterslides outside.
The U.S. Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363, known as the “Lucky Red Lions,” landed a MV-22B Osprey aircraft at the park, and brought tactical Army vehicles for the public to experience first-hand.