Hundreds turn out for Ho‘ike tickets

  • Merrie Monarch volunteer Sammye Young answers questions while people wait in line Tuesday to purchase tickets for the Ho’ike. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hundreds of people wait in line at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo to purchase tickets for the Ho'ike.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kathy Kawelu, left, of the Merrie Monarch Festival talks with Lynda Williams on Tuesday while she waits in line at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium to purchase tickets for the Ho'ike.

Tickets for the 2022 Ho‘ike at the Merrie Monarch Festival sold out Tuesday in about four hours.