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Mai‘a ‘Ho‘olaule‘a/Banana Festival at Waimea Valley

November 08, 2022

Mai‘a ‘Ho‘olaule‘a/Banana Festival

On Sunday, November 13, Hawaiʻi Banana Source, Slow Food Hawaiʻi and Hawaiʻi SEED will be holding a first of its kind FREE banana festival, Ka Maiʻa Hoʻolauleʻa in Waimea Valley. The event will run from 11:00am-4:00pm. The Festival is being created to expand our notion of what a banana is, and can be. They’ve put together a program to help island residents successfully grow and use bananas in various ways. Noted island chefs will be on hand to provide samples and recipes for banana dishes. Additionally, there will be workshops on best-growing practices, botanical and culinary history, and banana preservation and cookery. For more information and to volunteer, contact Mary Lacques at [email protected].