HONOLULU, HI (March 10, 2014) – The local food industry has progressively moved away from greasy plate lunches, toward fresh foods, sourced locally and sustainably. The farmers at Kualoa Ranch have supported this movement since the start and also offer their own Kualoa Beef, Shrimp and now, for the first time—Oysters. At Discover Kualoa, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., attendees will have the chance to peruse a farmers’ market and purchase some of Kualoa’s fresh foods, including the Ranch’s Moli‘i Pond oysters.
In addition to the event’s other exciting activities, such as the Paliku Exploration Walk, a two-hour kanikapila session, hula lessons, Hawaiian music and entertainment from local bands, food trucks and vendors, and much more, the farmers’ market will be a must-visit for Discover Kualoa guests.
Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which includes event-only tours including the Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.
This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.
Discover Kualoa, sponsored by Hawaii Gas and First Hawaiian Bank, is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui – hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.