The food booths are definitely a highlight for everyone who visits the Fair. This year each has made an effort to expand the menu with the addition of healthy choices and locally grown and made items. And of course, you'll find carnival favorites too!
Food booths are managed by non-profits, including the Pop Warner chapters from Kapa'a, Koloa, Kekaha and Lihue, plus the Kauai High School Football Booster Club
and the Haraguchi Rice Mill. The revenue generated is a fundraiser critical to each of these programs in our community and to the Farm Bureau. This year the Fair title sponsor, Times/Big Save joins our non profits with a food booth benefiting the participating non profits and the Farm Bureau at the Fair.
"The County Fair has been an invaluable resource, allowing us to continue our programs", says Lilane Corpuz, of Lihue Pop Warner. "We all work very hard and the League has fun at the same time. It is because of our volunteers that we can do this each year."
"We want to thank everyone who comes to the Fair", adds Akala Aiwohi, of Kapaa Pop Warner.
In addition to non profits, EK Fernandez will be selling traditional carnival confections such as deep fried oreos, pretzels and cotton candy.
Kapaa Pop Warner
Island Beef Burgers and cheeseburgers, local Flying Saucers, Portuguese Bean Soup and Clam Chowder Soup, Pizza, Bread Sticks, Fresh Kauai salad, Fruit Trays
Kekaha Pop Warner
Fresh grilled Kiawe Chicken, Teri Chicken, Chicken Katsu or Cutlet, mini plates and regular plates with white or brown rice, tossed greens or corn
Koloa Pop Warner
Fresh Island Beef Stew, Ono Chili, Kiawe grilled Kalbi and Teri Beef plates, Corn on the Cob and Corn Dogs.
Lihue Pop Warner
Malasadas from Mark's Place famous recipe, French Fries, Lihingmui Apples, Kauai Coffee – this year featuring a different flavor each day
Kauai High School Football Boosters
Roast Pork plate and bowl, Lau Lau plate and new Pastele Plate. Lau laus and pastele, made by the Durant family will also be sold individually for take home.
Haraguchi Rice Mill
Kaneshiro Kalua Pig, BBQ Kalua Sandwiches and tacos, Curry Luau, Taro Veggie Burger, Taro Hummus & Pita Chips, Taro Fruit Smoothie, Mochi/Kulolo, Cold Coconuts with ingredients fresh from the Haraguchi farm.
Times/Big Save Charity Booth
By popular demand plates for sale will be available in addition to sampling, with a different menu each night:
Sauteed Kauai Prawns with Garlic Butter (Thursday)
Island Pork Pastele Stew (Friday)
Sterling Silver Steak with Garlic Mushroom & Onion Tapenade (Saturday)
Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Hoisin Sauce (Sunday)
All Food Booths will feature beverages by Coca-Cola
This year, the Farm Fair food booths "go green" with the help of Zero Waste Kauai and Kapaa JROTC cadets supported by Capn. Andys. Each non profit food vendor has made a commitment to use compostable foodware, investing to help support the reduction of waste at the Fair. This adds to other green efforts at the fair, such as CFL lighting, oil recycling and the use of HI-5 containers.
In line with the County's commitment to Zero Waste, new waste stations will be provided to help fairgoers separate waste in the food areas into containers marked compostable, recycling and trash. Zero Waste volunteers and the Kapaa JROTC cadets will be on hand to help implement the new system and answer questions. All compostable food waste generated during the event will be carried to Mark Freeman's farm in Moloaa Heart and Soul Organics farm for composting.
"Farmers have a great understanding of natural resources and their value," says Larry Feinstein, who works with the cadets as part of the Farm Bureau Board. "By doing this we can both reduce waste going into the landfill and help create a resource to grow crops. Our goal is to reduce fair waste by 20%."
This green effort is made possible by the participating non profit food booths, Zero Waste Kauai, the Kapaa High School JROTC cadets and Hopaco, with the support of Capn. Andy's.