Hey! Great news! I will be opening for the 10th Annual Rice Festival at Victoria Ward Park at Ward Village at 3pm sharp! Opening with what you ask? Opening Rice Festival with a with a live beatbox music performance set! Yes! Exciting! Don't miss this one! And I want to see you there! Come and check me out, great vendors, and rice! Who does not love rice?
About Rice Fest
WHAT: 10th Annual Hawaii Rice Festival at Victoria Ward Park
WHEN: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 from 3pm to 9pm
WHERE: Victoria Ward Park at Ward Village
WHY: Culinary and Cultural events for the entire family
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28th, 2019 and come celebrate Hawaii’s beloved grain at the Tenth Annual Hawaii Rice Fest at Victoria Ward Park. The event is being held at Ward Village’s iconic at Victoria Ward Park from 3pm to 9pm. A full day of activities is planned including cooking demonstrations, eating competitions, live entertainment, yummy food, and more!
We’ll be taking brown rice donations for Lanakila Pacific’s “Meals on Wheels” program, which feeds needy seniors.
Get out your chopsticks and bring your appetite for a one-day taste trip around the world at the Tenth Annual Rice Fest at Victoria Ward Park, from 3pm to 9pm, Saturday, September 28th, 2019!
PARKING: Lots of Free & Valet parking available. Self-parking at Ward Village Shops & Ward Centre parking garages or Valet at Ward Entertainment Center, 2nd level.
Entertainment & Activities
2019 Tentative Schedule
(Activities and events being added regularly. Times may change.)
3:00pm Rice Fest Begins! (Hosted by 94.7 KUMU’s “Bruddah” Bryan)
3:05pm-3:25pm Beatboxing performance by Jason Tom
3:30pm-4:00pm Lion Dance performance by Asian Lion Dance Team
4:00pm-4:30pm Ukulele performance by Karlie Goya
4:30pm-5:00pm Taiko Drumming performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
5:00pm Eating contest registration (for all 3 events) begins at the Hospitality Tent next to the stage on a first come, first serve basis.
5:00pm-6:00pm Ukulele performances by the Ukulele Hale
6:00pm-6:10pm A word from our beneficiary: Lanakila Pacific
6:10pm-6:30pm Cooking Demonstration with La Tour Cafe’s Chef Chris Gee
6:30pm-6:55pm Fifth Annual Poke Bowl Eating Competition, presented by Jun’s Awesome Hot Sauce, featuring Poke Bowls from Chef Chai
7:00pm-7:30pm Ukulele performance by Honoka
7:30pm-7:55pm Third Annual Loco Moco Eating Competition, presented by Rainbow Drive-In
8:00pm-8:30pm Musical performance by multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Mark Yamanaka
8:30pm-8:55pm Tenth Annual SPAM® Musubi Eating Competition, presented by L&L Hawaii
9:00pm Rice Fest Concludes
All Day (3pm-9pm)
Onolicious grinds – Hawaii’s favorite food trucks and vendors will be serving up their most popular rice dishes all night long.
Brown Rice Donation Centers – Brown Rice and monetary donations will be accepted for Lanakila Meals on Wheels at the Lanakila Pacific booth. Brown Rice donations will also be accepted at the VH07V booth.
FREE WiFi – Mahalo to Spectrum for providing complimentary WiFi at the event!
» Numerous food trucks and vendors serving up their most popular rice dishes
» Live Music
» Cultural performances
» and much, much more!