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October Events on Maui – Full of Fall Fun!

I’ve spent 8 years of my life on the east coast, 4 in New England, but here are my reasons for not missing the ‘Fall’ while living on Maui

  1. You can make pumpkin pie anywhere
  2. You can drive up the hill if you want to be chilly/put on a sweater
  3. While you are upcountry, you can head over to Kula Country Farms to pick your own pumpkins
  4. There are Fall Festival events all over the island
  5. Maui does Halloween better than anywhere else…

This October happens to be chock full of awesome fall, halloween, and just plain awesome events… here are some of the highlights, (please feel free to suggest more in the comment section) with Fall and Halloween events in ORANGE.

  • Event: You Pick Pumpkins at Kula Country Farms – Opening Tuesday, September 24!!! 
  • Date: All Month Long (weather/farm dependent – call or check Facebook for updates)
  • Hours: Typical hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm / Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm (May change with the Pumpkin Patch…)
  • Description: This event grows every year, with corn mazes and lots of kid-friendly fun.
  • Location: Kula Highway, across from Rice Park
  • Admission: Fee for the maze and any other activities they may add…
  • Phone: Office Phone: 808-878-8381 or Farm Stand Phone: 808-357-3903
  • More Info: check their Facebook page
  • Event: Maui Fair 2013
  • Date/ Hours:   
  • Thursday, Oct. 3 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4 – 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 – 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday, Oct. 6 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (discounted admission)
  • Description: Rides, Food, Farm Animals, Games… typical fair fun!
  • Location: Wailuku, War Memorial Complex
  • Admission: Adults $7.00, Keiki (5-11) $3.00, 4 and under are FREE
  • More Info: http://mauifair.com/2013/
  • Event: Maui Ukulele Festival
  • Date: Sunday, October 13
  • Hours: 1-7pm
  • Description: Relax on the amphitheater lawn while listening to Hawaii’s best musicians, door prizes, crafters, food for purchase
  • Location: MACC Amphitheater
  • Admission: FREE!!!
  • More Info: http://www.mauiarts.org
  • Event: Fall Festival at Carden Academy
  • Date: Saturday, October 19
  • Hours: 9am – 2pm
  • Description: A community-centered day with upcountry-grown pumpkins, food, entertainment, petting zoo,  kids activities, crafters, and more!
  • Location: Carden Academy, Pukalani (across from King Kekaulike)
  • Admission: $1 or a canned food (all donations go to Pukalani Backpack Buddies)
  • More Info: Click for the event Page or Check the Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Fall Harvest Festival at Haku Baldwin Center
  • Date: Sunday, October 20
  • Hours: 9am – 3pm
  • Description: Pony rides, petting zoo, haunted house, carnival games, food trucks & vendors, farmer’s market, silent auction and a costume contest at 1pm!
  • Location: Haku Baldwin Center, 444 Makawao Ave
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: See the Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Ghoulin Rouge at Montessori School of Maui
  • Date: Friday, October 25
  • Hours: 6-10pm
  • Description: Maui’s best Halloween costume party (21 and over, only) Gourmet food, handcrafted cocktails, live music and dj dance party.
  • Location: Montessori School of Maui, 2933 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
  • Admission: Tickets range from $100-$200
  • More Info: Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Noble Chef – Fundraiser for Maui Culinary Academy
  • Date: Saturday, October 26
  • Hours: 5:30 – 9:30pm
  • Description: Maui’s premiere Food and Wine Event (look for a complete post on this event coming soon!)
  • Location: Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea
  • Admission: $185
  • More Info: http://noblechef.maui.hawaii.edu
  • Event: Halloween Trick or Treating and Underwater Pumpkin Carving at Maui Ocean Center
  • Date: Thursday, October 31
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Description: Keiki ages 3-12 visiting the Aquarium can ‘trick-or-treat’ in the Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop to receive candy and Halloween trinkets.  SCUBA divers carve pumpkins underwater in the Black Tip exhibit at 11:30am and Open Ocean exhibit at 1pm.
  • Cost: Included with Aquarium admission
  • More information: http://www.mauioceancenter.com
  • Event: Halloween in Lahaina
  • Date: Thursday, October 31
  • Hours:  Keiki Parade starts at 4:30pm, Other activities go all night long
  • Description: The Keiki Halloween Costume Parade is sponsored by the Lahaina Rotary, Sunrise Rotary Club of Lahaina and the Soroptomist of West Maui. Front Street is closed to vehicle traffic for the keiki parade, then when the kids go home, the real party starts!  Always a scene.  
  • Admission: FREE!

There will be more information coming soon, as I’m sure everyone’s October event details are just now being finalized:  Look forward to fun information from Maui Ocean Center, Pacific Whale Foundation – including the possibility of  cruises to Front Street/Lahaina for Halloween and back…

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Wildflowers – Handmade Girl’s Dresses by Bitty Bambu

Bitty Bambu Girls Dress Made in Hawaii

Bitty Bambu, Maui’s whimsical children’s clothing line, unveiled the new ‘Wildlflowers’ collection this past week.  The handmade dresses, which feature rich, jewel-toned fabrics, were inspired by a quote from Tom Petty’s Wildflowers song:

“You belong among the wildflowers/ you belong on a boat out at sea/ sail away, kill off the hours/ you belong somewhere you feel free”

Wildflowers Dresses Custom Order Girls Designer

For Taryn, the line’s designer and seamstress, creating children’s clothing is all about “capturing the spirit of the freedom and joy of childhood, so the lyrics from that song became the theme of the new collection.”

‘Wildflowers’ is also the fall collection for Bitty Bambu, which according to Taryn is a bit tricky, being based in Hawaii.  “The line is featured in many Hawaii boutiques, but I have many customers from the mainland and internationally with Etsy, so I’ve created a balance with some long-sleeve dresses and many layer-able designs. Throw a long-sleeve shirt underneath, with some tights and boots and your daughter is set for fall into winter.”

The Bitty Bambu line is known for its use of designer and imported fabrics, with modern patterns and quality assembly.  Many of the items are made to order, and typically available in sizes 6 months to 6 years.  Bitty Bambu welcomes custom orders, and turn around can be up to two weeks, depending on fabric availability.  Wholesale orders are also welcomed.

(Side Note: Love the pictures?  Photographs courtesy of Kristy Copperfield Photography, who just opened a new portrait studio in Upcountry Maui…)

View the rest of the Wildflowers collection, plus other skirts, shirts and shorts for boys and girls, burp clothes and more on Etsy.

For exclusive sales and updates, Follow Bitty Bambu on facebook

Bitty Bambu can also be found in these boutiques;

Girls Sleeveless purple teal dress

Purple and Teal Sleeveless Dress with Dandelion Pocket and adjustable ties

maui

Designing Wahine – Makawao

Hale Zen – Lahaina

Nuage Bleu – Paia

big island, hawaii

Pueo Boutique

girls dress purple butterflies

Purple and White Bodice with Butterfly Floral Skirt and Adjustable Ties

oahu

Aloha Aina – Waikiki

The Growing Keiki – Haleiwa

Maya Bella – Kailua

kauai 

Hawaiian Salt Clothing- Koloa

california

Bella Vita – Oakland

washington

Spunky Kidz Boutique

new york

Kailani – Montauk

australia

Finnley and Me

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