Best time to go to Hawaii

50th State Fair 2024

A beloved annual event offers plenty of local character

Dates: May 26–July 9, 2024

50th State Fair
50th State Fair
50th State Fair

When you think of a state fair, you imagine agricultural areas of the Midwest or Northwest. However, the 50th state also offers America's favorite entertainment. The 50th State Fair is held at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for several weekends from late May to July. All of the traditional attractions are there—thrills of midway rides, competitions, games, fair food, and more. The Equinox is a spectacular attraction of the midway featuring rotation and controlled flips. A petting zoo and the amazing circus are kids' favorites!

The Cirque Ma’Ceo boasts acrobats and an equestrian show where animals and riders show off unbelievable tricks. Over a dozen rides, including the impressive Zipper and Wave Swinger, are available. Fair foods include cotton candy, funnel cake, deep-fried Oreos, Crazy Country Corn, Dippin Dots, and more.

Tickets and Food

The 50th State Fair is one of the largest entertainment events in the state. Admission is from $2 to $6 (20 to 60 credits), depending on the time of your visit. Children under 40" tall have free entrance. You can even try to get in for free if you are one of the first visitors who can ask for a free ticket in Hawaiian: "I likiki kāniwala naʻu, ke ʻoluʻolu." To replenish energy, guests can also try a delicious plate lunch from vendors that adds to the overall experience of fun activities.

Festival History

E. K. Fernandez Shows has been an integral part of Hawaii's entertainment landscape for more than a century, leaving an enduring mark on the hearts of families across the islands. Established in the Territory of Hawaii in 1903, this third-generation, family-owned business has dedicated itself to delivering unforgettable entertainment experiences deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of Hawaii.

Through the decades, E. K. Fernandez Shows has evolved, adapting to the changing times while staying true to its commitment to providing unique and exhilarating entertainment for all. From thrilling rides to captivating games, the midway experience offered by E. K. Fernandez Shows has become a beloved tradition eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike.

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Authors: Olena Basarab