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Aloha Freedom Festival (50th State Fair) 2021

The new festival replaces the state fair, offering plenty of local character

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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 Aloha Freedom Festival, which replaced the 50th State Fair, is held for three weeks at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu from mid-July to August. All of the traditional attractions are there—thrills of midway rides, competition, games, fair food, and more. The Pharaoh's Fury is a spectacular attraction, a ship that swings riders in the air. A petting zoo and the Amazing Anastasini circus are kids' favorites.

The Freedom Festival is one of the largest entertainment events in the state. Its general admission fee is $5. However, you can get in for free if you are one of the first visitors who can ask for a free ticket in Hawaiian, just say: "I likiki kāniwala naʻu, ke ʻoluʻolu."

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