FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the festival about? Celebrating the Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Culture. Everyone is welcome free of charge to a variety of cultural food and entertainment!
When is the festival? September 15th and 16th, 2018; 10 AM - 6 PM both days. Opening Ceremony on September 15th at 9:30 AM
Where is the festival going to be held? Downtown Henderson Convention Center. Address: 200 South Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015.
I'm an interested vendor. What should I do? Application acceptance closed on August 24th for this year's event.
Do I have to pay vendor fees online? No. We only accept fees via regular mail (check, money order), or scanned applications with credit card information, due to previous issues of non-payment, late payment, and partial payment.
What day and time will vendors be able to setup? Friday, September 14, 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Saturday, September 15, 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM. All vendors must be set up by 8:00 AM, September 15th. This will facilitate Fire & Health Inspectors conducting their pre-event inspections.
What is the layout of the festival area? We have outdoor and indoor vendor spots available this year on the Henderson Convention Center plaza and in the Henderson Convention Center. The indoor area is available for information, crafts, Health, Non-Profit, and Na Mea Events--no food vendors or cooking is allowed inside.
Is there a Festival admission charge for the general public? No. It is entirely FREE!
Where are the public parking areas for the festival? Normal (free) street parking is available and there are other locations around the Convention Center as well (some require a fee).
What kinds of entertainment will there be?
Outside - We will have two stages of entertainment: a mobile stage which is situated in front of our large dining tent with the car/motorcycle show behind the stage, and the other is the main amphitheater stage to the right of the mobile stage. We will have a schedule of times during the day posted on marquee signs and this website for when each entertainer will be performing.
Indoors - we are planning on having a piano player
I heard there will be a Luau this year, is this true? No, while we did plan to conduct a luau this year, we have decided to move it to next year as part of our 30th Anniversary of the Club's founding.
I'm an entertainer and interesting in performing. How can I get more information? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with the subject line "Want to be an entertainer" and ensure you place "Attention: Entertainment Coordinators - Gerri & Jonathan Ho'omanawanui" in the body of the email or letter.
What kind of workshops will be available this year? We are planning on several Na Mea Hawai'i (cultural) events, various demonstrations of Hawaiian crafts, and presentations along with a Vintage Hawai'i Store.
Will there be a raffle drawing? Do I have to be present to win? There will be a raffle drawing occurring during each day of the Ho'olaule'a outside. You do not have to be present to win, but we will need contact information from you if you depart before the raffle to send you your prize should your number be drawn. Those remaining at the Ho'olaule'a will receive their prizes immediately.
Will there be any alcohol sales? Yes. We will have beer and wine sales during both days of the Ho'olaule'a and are planning a signature, wine-based drink.
What kinds of food will be available? A diverse culture of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino food amongst others.
What is the Keiki Area? An area that the children can enjoy themselves with activities and cultural games for a small nominal fee. There may also be some vendors who specialize in children's items.
Will there be a live animal petting zoo? Yes; a great attraction that we have for the kids every year.
Will there be a car show? Yes, the show will include both cars and motorcycles. A link to the Registration form is on the Ho'olaule'a tab.
Will an ATM be available? Yes, we will have 2 ATM machines available.
Will there be drones / unmanned aircraft? There may be a drone flying in the area of the Ho'olaule'a. We are working with a drone operator to create an aerial film of the event and we will post it once it is completed.
Will there be contests? Can I participate? There will be various Keiki contest and games in the Keiki Zone..
Is there a hotel I can make reservations at for the event? Yes, the Fiesta Hotel & Casino in Henderson is available and we have a block of rooms; see the Ho'olaule'a page for the link and booking code.
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