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5th Annual Rice Fest

September 27, 2014 at 03:31PM

Come join us tomorrow for the 5th Annual Rice Fest from 11am to 5pm at Ward Centers, this Sunday, September 28th, 2014. I will be posted near the main stage near Farmer's Market across Ward Warehouse. I will be sharing a set with ukulele trio Heart & Soul and I will debut a brand new live beatbox set of new material and compositions. I will also make a special announcement. Pre-orders for "Soar Like An Eagle" will be taken at this event.

Entertainment & Activities

2014 Tentative Schedule:
(Times and activities may change)

11:00am Rice Fest Begins!
(Hosted by 94.7 KUMU’s “Bruddah” Bryan)
11:05am-11:35am Entertainment by EMKE
11:40am-11:55am 1st Celebrity & Chef Cooking Demo featuring Sheraton Waikiki’s Chef Colin Hazama & 2001 Miss Hawaii & OC16 The Pet Hui host Denby Dung – “Black Vinegar Braised Pork Belly”
12:00pm-12:25pm Ukulele performance by Jody Kamisato & the Ukulele Super Kids
12:30pm-12:55pm Entertainment by Honoka & Azita
1:00pm-1:25pm Taiko Drumming performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
1:30pm-1:55pm Entertainment by Streetlight Cadence
2:00pm-2:30pm Entertainment by Heart & Soul featuring Hawaii’s Human Beatbox Jason Tom
2:35pm-2:50pm 2nd Celebrity & Chef Cooking Demo featuring OC16 Hawaiian Grown Kitchen chef & host Grant Kawasaki & KHON2’s Manolo Morales
2:50pm-2:55pm A word from our beneficiary: Lanakila Pacific
3:00pm-3:30pm 5th Annual SPAM® Musubi Eating Contest
3:30pm-4:00pm Guinness World Record™ for Largest Loco Moco – Official Weigh-In
4:00pm-5:00pm HiSessions presents Entertainment by Kapena
5:00pm Rice Fest Concludes
All Day (11am-5pm)
  • Brown Rice Donation Centers – Brown Rice and monetary donations will be accepted for Lanakila Meals on Wheels at the Lanakila Pacific / Info booth, Oceanic Time Warner Cable booth, Channel808 booth, and VH07V booth
  • Guinness World Record™ attempt – Construction of the world’s Largest Loco Moco in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record™ of 500kg (1,102.31 lbs)!
  • Live Stream (feed provided by Channel808.tv)
  • FREE WiFi – Mahalo to Oceanic Time Warner Cable for providing complimentary TWC WiFi throughout the course of the event!

See detailed descriptions below:

Celebrity & Chef Cooking Demonstrations
Watch with excitement as local chefs team up with local celebrities to put on tantalizing cooking demonstrations featuring rice.

Attempt to set the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s Largest Loco Moco
We will attempt to set the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s Largest Loco Moco (500kg or 1,102.31 lbs) at this year’s Rice Fest. Come and witness the spectacle for yourself.

5th Annual Da SPAM Musubi Eating Contest
Think you got what it takes to be on the next episode of Kanak vs. Food? Battle your will against other kanak attackers in Da SPAM Musubi Eating Contest. The contestant who downs the most SPAM Musubis in 3 minutes wins! Returning champ “Uncle Rodney” is ready to take you down!

Official Rice Donation Center
Rice donation centers will be on site to collect your generous brown rice and monetary donations for our beneficiary Lanakila Meals on Wheels, so bring your brown rice with you to the event! There will be collection areas at the Lanakila Pacific / Info booth, Oceanic Time Warner Cable booth, Channel808 booth and the VH07V booth.

FREE WiFi
Thanks to the great folks at Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Rice Fest will have complimentary TWC WiFi coverage throughout the event grounds!

Other Activities
» Numerous food trucks and vendors serving up their most popular rice dishes
» Live Music
» Cultural performances
» Keiki Zone
» and much, much more!

Don’t miss it!

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