Taste of the Hawaiian Range is an agricultural festival that originated in the Big Island ranching town of Waimea (Kamuela). It began as a humble companion event to the Cooperate Extension Services’ Mealani Forage Field Day, which featured the research being done at the Mealani Research Station.
In partnership with the local community and the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) the festival brings together food producers and processors, chefs and consumers to celebrate the bounty of the Big Island. The festival has evolved to have two parts: a free, daytime ag-themed festival geared for families, followed by a ticketed evening Taste of the Hawaiian Range Gala.
Taste of the Hawaiian Range has become one of Hawaii’s premier ag-tourism events.
Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agriculture Festival provides a venue for sustainable agricultural education, plus encouragement and support of locally produced ag products.