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Big Island Farm Fair in Kona (Sept. 8-11)

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* Big Island Farm Fair
Sept. 8-11, 2011
Old Airport State Park in Kailua-Kona

Featuring:
Paniolo Grill ~ Featuring Local Beef
Country Market “Locally Grown”
Agricultural Showcase ~ Farm to Table
Educational & Information Exhibits
Keiki Corral & Fun Educational activities
Carnival Rides & Games with Paid Entry by Ek Fernandez

10 ways you can market, showcase, participate and educate the community on Hawaiian agriculture for the Big Island Farm Fair

1) Display Space for Ag-Products, Businesses & Associations. You can exhibit for all 4 days or the days of your choice. We provide the tables & chairs; with the help of Hawaii County. No charge.

2) Farm to Table – Agricultural Showcase Sample & Sell your fresh & value added products. No charge.

3) Display your value added products, labels or packaged agricultural products to be displayed throughout the entire fair.
Promotional & collateral information can be displayed in conjunction with products, no staff needed to participate. No charge to advertise/promote Hawaii Island Grown products.

4) Country Market ~ Donate your fresh & value added agricultural goods to help support our agricultural programs & services.

5) Be a volunteer at the fair…Volunteer for four hours & get a T-shirt.

6) Host an education/demonstration class in our Country Kitchen, teach your community about your products or services.

7) Hawaiian Grown & Made Contest ~ Bring your locally grown and produced products down to the fair to win ribbons & prizes, jams, baked goods, fresh fruits & veggies, quilting products.

8) Sponsor the Big Island Farm Fair with your cash or in-kind contribution. We are looking for agricultural products for prizes and prize packages for this year’s fair and we have sponsorship opportunities available.

9) Big Island Made – Showcase your Big Island Made art & crafts. Introducing our artesian corner. Were presenting a selected number of handcrafted items and goods, including sewn, spun and quilted goods, a showcase of local arts and crafters.

10) Come down and join us for fun & farm bureau fellowship.

This marks the 18th year in which the BIFB has sponsored and coordinated the Big Island Farm Fair. This event is the only fair in West Hawaii.

Proceeds from the Farm Fair help to support over a dozen non-profit groups, including local football and soccer teams, churches, 4-H and more. All proceeds stay on this island to provide for the representation, protection and advancement of the social, economic and educational interests of our farmers and ranchers and Hawaii’s Agricultural Producers.

The Big Island Farm Bureau (BIFB) is a non-profit organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of supporting and promoting the interests of farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers on the Island of Hawaii. We work for the solution to problems of the farmer, rancher, their homes and rural community.

We represent, protect and advance the social, economic and educational interests of Hawaii’s Agricultural Producers and Hawaii’s agricultural industry. The BIFB represents local chapters of the Farm Bureau on the island of Hawaii; Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo.

We are directly affiliated with the statewide Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation and the national American Farm Bureau Federation.

For further information, call 557-2780 or 775-8015 or Fax 775-9115.

– Find out more:
www.konafair.com

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