9th annual Aina Fest returns to North Kohala

  • Keiki and adults practice poi pounding at last year’s event. (COURTESY PHOTOs/SARAH PULCINO)

  • HIP Agriculture’s Dash Kuhr guest performs with Hope Medford, Ydine, Ka’ahele and Sean Murray at 2017’s Aina Fest.

NORTH KOHALA — From noon-10 p.m. this Saturday, the 9th annual Aina Fest will be held in The Barn at Kohala Village HUB.

Born out of husband-and-wife team Dash and Erika Kuhr’s desire to share the abundant food and vast potential for healthy living, the day-long event features a packed schedule of world-renowned and local musicians, performing artists, hands-on land-based education, Hawaiian cultural activities, keiki activities, yoga, arts &crafts, vendors and an abundance of organically grown, farm fresh food.

One hundred percent of the event proceeds will support three core pillars of HIP Agriculture’s programming: residential farmer trainings, youth education and community events.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Keiki 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by a guardian. This year, the festival has a maximum capacity and is expected to sell out online.

Tickets: Go to https://ainafest.brownpapertickets.com/