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August 27, 2015

6th Annual Rice Fest at Ward Village September 5

Rice Fest is an opportunity for people from a variety of cultures to come together and celebrate the unique elements that unite them.

This year marks the 6th Annual Rice Fest and will be at Ward Village on September 5, 2015 from 10am to 5pm.  The event will take place at the Office Depot parking lot, behind the Ward Theater parking structure.  The address of the event location is 340 Kamakee St, Honolulu, HI 96814.

At the Rice Fest, you will experience Hawaii’s culinary diversity via food demonstrations, entertainment, and more. This festival celebrates the world’s melting pot for the otherwise ordinary grain. This daily staple is transformed and infused with new and fantastic flavors that tantalize the taste buds.

Rice Fest will include live entertainment, celebrity & chef cooking competitions, and a SPAM musubi eating contest. Featured entertainment this year includes Heart & Soul, Honoka & Azita, the Ukulele Hale Super Kids, and more.

2015 Food Line-Up
  • Aloha Pops: Japan Ichigo Daifuku Pop   
  • Aunty Nees: Southern Dirty Rice
  • Beyond Burgers: Okinawan Taco Rice
  • Big City Diner: TBD
  • Flavors of the World: Spain
  • Girls Who Bake: Filipino Bod Bod
  • Hawaii's Fried Musubi: Hawaii SPAM Musubi
  • Il Gelato: USA Caramel Rice Puff Gelato  
  • Kuuipo's: Thai Coconut Rice with Coconut Mochi Crunch Shrimp
  • Local Stop: Hawaiian Loco Moco
  • Mega Load Burgers: Italian Risotto Crab Cake
  • Milk Tea Hawaii: Horchata Boba
  • Nani Kore: Japan Bacon Wrapped Mochi
  • Nosh: Brazilian Beans and Rice
  • Paul's Poppers: Thai Sticky Coconut Pandan Rice and Mango Popper
  • Pig and the Lady: Vietnamese Pho
  • Smokin' Wings and Things: Filipino Adobo Shrimp Fried Rice
  • The Fish Lady: Japan Mochiko Fish
  • Thirsty Coconut: Filipino Halo Halo
  • Three B's: Puerto Rican Gandule Rice with Pastele Lumpia

One of the primary initiatives for this event is to bring awareness to Lanakila Meals on Wheels, a wonderful program that helps to feed Hawaii’s hungry seniors. They will be accepting monetary and rice donations all day long at the Lanakila Pacific booth at the Rice Fest.

Recommended parking is at the Pier One / TJ Maxx parking garage.

For more information, visit www.ricefest.com or find the event on Facebook, Twitter (@ricefest) and Instagram (@ricefest)

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