25th Annual Maui Onion Festival - Kaanapali Resort
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25th Annual Maui Onion Festival

There are onions. And then there are Maui Onions. Believed by many to be the sweetest onions in the whole wide world, these glorious bulbs are the star of Whalers Village’s annual festival! The Maui Onion Festival has been a signature event at Whalers Village since 1990. It’s dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of the world-famous Maui Onion and is attended by thousands of visitors and residents every year.



Friday, May 2 

Three-course dinner featuring the Maui Kula Onion, paired with beer. Tickets will be sold at Hula Grill, 667-6636.


Saturday, May 3

Center Stage

9:45am Welcome by Ramsay Wharton from Hawaii News Now
10:00am Chef Demonstration by Mark “Gooch” Noguchi, Pili Group
10:30am Ka’anapali Restaurant Recipe Contest
10:45am Chef Demonstration by Chris Kulis, Capische, The Market by Capische
11:30am Chef Demonstration by James McDonald, Aina Gourmet Market, and The Feast at Lele
12:00pm Winner of the Ka’anapali Restaurant Recipe Contest Announced
12:15pm Chef Demonstration by Jojo Vasquez, The Plantation House
1:00pm Chef Demonstration by Sheldon Simeon, Migrant
1:45pm Chef Demonstration by Nick Mastrascusa, Kuki‘o
2:30pm Mix Drink Contest
3:30 pm Keiki Maui Onion Eating Contest
4:00pm Adult Maui Onion Eating Contest
4:30pm Recipe Contest 
6:00pm Tahitian Show

Onion Fest

Beach Stage

10:00am Polynesian Hula Dance Show
11:00am Cooking With Cutty – TV Celebrity Chef Cutty Cutler shows kids
how to make fresh Hawaiian smoothies
12-12:30pm Drums of the Pacific Luau Show from Hyatt Regency Maui
1-2:00pm Benoit Jazzworks
2:30-3:30pm Fred’s Garage
5-6:30pm Airforce Band of the Pacific
7-9:00pm Barefoot Minded

*Schedule is subject to change*

Onion Fest