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Thursday, July 27, 2000

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation
Children visit the piglets at the Hawaii State
Farm Fair petting zoo.

The farm comes
to the family



Circo Garcia, a Texas-based circus, will perform here for the first time during the 28th annual Hawaii State Farm Fair, opening tomorrow at the Aloha Stadium and continuing through Aug. 6.

The family-run circus will feature daredevil feats including motorcycle tricks, high balancing stunts and mid-air suspension acts. Acrobatic performances and a 40-foot tall King Kong automaton provide additional entertainment. Circo Garcia performs at 6:30 and 10 p.m. daily, with additional performances at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The shows are in addition to the popular live farm animal exhibitions, petting zoo and displays of island-grown produce highlighted by an array of orchids, tropical blooms and unique hybrids.

There will also be demonstrations, workshops, and informational seminars organized by the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the State Department of Agriculture. Children's events, nightly entertainment, food for purchase and the E.K. Fernandez Midway of Rides and Games also will be featured.

The Hawaii State Farm Fair will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on weeknights and from 11 a.m. to midnight on weekends. Admission will be $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for keiki 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. Here are highlights through Sunday:


(Meadow Gold night: Free admission for two with empty half-gallon carton of Meadow Gold or Viva Milk. First 500 women will get a free rose from Watanabe Florist.)

Bullet 6:45pm to 9pm -- Meet Pokemon Pikachu and watch taiko drummers perform. Also see Pikachu 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Bullet 7:15 p.m. -- "What a Shrimp!" demonstration and tasting with chefs from Ahi's Restaurant.
Bullet 8 p.m. -- Hands-on flower arranging class with Beatrice Yamasaki and Alice Uchigakiuchi of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.


(Star Market day: Free admission to first 2,000 people.)

Bullet Noon to 5 p.m. -- Keiki activities including cockroach races and insect cookie tasting with Nathan Peabody, University of Hawai'i Entomology Department.
Bullet 5 p.m. -- Banana eating contest for children and adults ($200 adult first prize).
Bullet 5:30 p.m. -- 4-H livestock parade followed by 6 p.m. 4-H cooking/fashion show
Bullet 6 to 9 p.m. -- 4-H auction
Bullet 6:30 p.m. -- Termite control class with Julian Yates, UH Entomology Department.
Bullet 7:15 p.m. -- "Banana-riffic Desserts!" demo with Sam Choy
Bullet 8 p.m. -- Class on care of ornamental aquarium fish with David Yoshishige, Honolulu Aquarium Society.


Bullet Noon -- Hawaii-grown agriculture products guessing contest with $100 first prize.
Bullet 7:15p.m. -- "Moi, Oh Moi!" demonstration and tasting with Side Street Cafe chefs.
Bullet 8 p.m. -- Propagation of Native Plants class with Amy Tsuneyoshi, Board of Water Supply.
Bullet 9 p.m. -- Martin Nievera appearance.

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