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Looking for things to do in Maui this October? Bring the whole family to the 96th annual Maui Fair in charming Wailuku for classic carnival games, midway rides, exciting live entertainment. With dozens of food vendors, thrilling competitions and contests, informational exhibits, and plenty of events and activities for all ages, this year’s fair promises to be one to remember.

“Celebrating the Greatest Things in Life”

This year’s promises to not only celebrate the best of Maui, but the best of living Aloha every day. Some of the more popular events include the Maui Fire Department’s Chili Cookoff, contests for best pie and best fried rice, and the always adorable Baby of the Year contest. You can also check out the award-winning produce and livestock in the fairgrounds, browse local art and handicrafts, or pose for old-fashioned photographs. Then stick around for the incredible of live entertainment featuring some of Maui’s best musicians and entertainers.

Amazing Rides at the Maui Fair

The Maui Fair is proud to feature all of your favorite amusement park rides, from the classic to the truly terrifying. Grab a Ride Pass and load it up with credits (gone are the days of cash or tickets) then head to the Joy Zone and hop on gravity-defying rides like the Seven Seas, Zipper, Century Wheel, and Pharaoh’s Fury. If you are riding with littler ones, or just want something a little more “classic,” don’t miss the Merry-go-Round, the Super Slide, and the Umbrella Quads.

Delicious Food

No fair is complete without delicious food, and lots of it. With more than 30 food vendors, you can count on getting your favorite fair fare on the midway. From classics like funnel cakes, lemonade, and ice cream to local culinary classics like loco mocos, poke, katsu, and pasteles, there is something for everyone to enjoy (and to try)! Many of the booths are fun by local churches, community groups, and fundraisers, ensuring the food is fresh, local, and oh so yummy. So go healthy with a Quinoa Salad Wrap or indulge yourself with Super Nachos, a Chili Dog, and BBQ Pulled Pork. Who are we to judge!?


Tickets for adults are $10 ($7 on Sunday), and kids 5-11 are $5 ($3 on Sunday). Kids under 4 are free. The fairgrounds are open as follows:
Oct. 4 – 5-11pm
Oct. 5 – 5pm-midnight
Oct. 6 – 10am-midnight
Oct. 7 – 10am-11pm

At I Love Hawai‘i, we love fairs, and the Maui Fair is not to be missed. So if you are considering a Maui vacation this fall and are looking at things to do in Maui, be sure to browse our incredible offerings of vacation homes and beach houses, and reserve your spot in paradise for the first week of October. Our units are all fully furnished, stylish, and comfortable, but best of all they are readily accessible to the fun in Wailuku. We will see you there!