(BIVN) – The Waimea Fall Festival was held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waimea District Park.
The free, family event was hosted by Waimea Athletics, and featured a pumpkin patch, activities, entertainment, a craft sale, community information booths and exhibits, and lots of food.
This year, the Waimea Cowboys football organization hosted the keiki game zone, bubble ball, and hamster ball activities.
“We’re very excited to present this family-friendly community celebration and to provide opportunities for community youth programs to fundraise for their respective activities,” said Melissa Samura, event coordinator for Waimea Athletics and the Waimea Fall Festival, in a media release. “We’re grateful for the enthusiastic support from our island community, businesses, schools, non-profits, and youth organizations to make the Waimea Fall Festival a memorable day for everyone.”
Last year’s festival attracted more than 6,000 people, organizers said, and a larger crowd was expected for this year’s event.
Organizers say the proceeds from the Waimea Fall Festival benefit participating non-profit organizations and local businesses, including sport equipment sponsorships provided by Waimea Athletics for community youth programs and public facilities.