Big Island Fair
Hours & Dates
OPENING HOURS
Thursday: 6 p.m.  
Friday:      6 p.m
Saturday: 12 noon  
Sunday:   12 noon

Closing is normally between 11:30 p.m. and midnight except on Sunday when the Fair normally closes at 10 p.m.  However, Management reserves the right at its sole discretion to close earlier.  No refunds issued for weather or other cause.
Admission Information
Thursday
6 p.m. to closing    10 credits  (equivalent to $1)

Friday
6 p.m. to closing   50 credits  (equivalent to $5)

Saturday:
Noon to 6 p.m.      30 credits  (equivalent to $3)
6 p.m. to closing    50 credits  (equivalent to $5)
                
Sunday: 
Noon to closing  30 credits  (equivalent to $3)

Children under 40” tall – Free at all times

An E. K. Fernandez Shows Fun Pass will be required to pay for admission, ride the rides, play games, purchase food and beverages, and buy novelties.   See the Fun Pass Information section for details on the purchase and use of a Fun Pass.

If someone wants to attend the Fair but not purchase a Fun Pass, they may purchase a $5 admission-only ticket.  The admission-only ticket will be available Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, all hours the Fair is open, for $5/person.

Specials & Discounts

Two NEW rides for 2019
Lolli Swings & Balloon Race, Plus the Carousel that hasn't been to the fairs in Kona and Hilo for many years.

DISCOUNT RIDE TIMES

Saturday - Noon to 6 p.m.
35-credit rides reduced to 25 credits
40-, 50- & 75-credit rides reduced to 30 credits

Sunday - Noon to 10 p.m.
35-credit rides reduced to 30 credits
50-credit rides reduced to 40 credits
75-credit rides reduced to 55 credits


Special Attractions

Robo Cars


RoboCars are coming to 'Transform' Kona
These unique, brightly-colored, life-size transforming robot vehicles engage and excite the whole family. There's a favorite for everyone, so enjoy interacting with the Green Jeep and the Yellow Camaro as you see them walk and drive around the Fair.  Be sure to ask them for a photo, as RoboCars love to take Selfies!





Strolling Times:
Thursday: 6:30-7:30 p.m. & 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:30-7:30 p.m. & 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:30-4:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Sunday:  3:30-4:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Times subject to change.

Robo Cars "Before" Transforming



Robo Cars "After" Transforming



Entertainment Stage

Comedy Hypnotist Catherine Hickland

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
See the show, or BE the show -
This outrageous, family-friendly comedy hypnosis show will give you tears-rolling-down-your-cheeks laughter!  Be amazed and experience Catherine Hickland as you watch your friends and family doing things you never imagined.


Thursday
  
7:00 p.m.  Kainani Kahaunaele
8:15 p.m.   Mark Yamanaka
9:30 p.m.  Hypnotist Catherine Hickland

Friday
6:30 p.m.   KBIG-FM's "So You Think You Can Sing" contest  
8:00 p.m.  Josh Tatofi
9:30 p.m.  Hypnotist Catherine Hickland

Saturday
4:30 p.m.  Keiki Hula - Ke Kula ʻo ʻEhunuikaimalino  
6:00 p.m.  Hypnotist Catherine Hickland
7:30 p.m.  Kennedy Taylor Band
9:00 p.m.  Hypnotist Catherine Hickland
+
Sunday
4:00 p.m.  Melodia
5:15 p.m.  Hypnotist Catherine Hickland
7:00 p.m.  Kapena
8:30 p.m.  Hypnotist Catherine Hickland

Times subject to change.


Kapena - Sunday 7 p.m.


Kainani Kahaunaele - Thursday 7 p.m.
 

Mark Yamanaka - Thursday 8:15 p.m.



Josh Tatofi - Friday 8 p.m.




Kennedy Taylor Band - Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Performed in China at the 2019 Chengdu International Sister 
Cities Youth Music Festival and at the 2019 50th State Fair




So You Think You Can Sing Contest - Friday 6:30 p.m.
  

Fun Pass Information
Fun Pass is required to pay for admission, ride the rides, play games, purchase food and beverages, and buy novelties.  If you purchased a Fun Pass at last year's Big Island Fair or at any other E. K. Fernandez Shows carnival or fair, any credits remaining on your card are good at this year's Big Island Fair. 

The minimum cost of a Fun Pass is $20, which will give you 200 credits on your card.  If paying with cash, the initial purchase requires a $20 bill.  However, once you have your card, you may reload it using a $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100 bill.  Fun Passes may also be purchased with a credit card at one of the large red kiosks.  You may reload your Fun Pass at a red kiosk or at one of the blue machines in the Fun Passes trailer.

Each Fun Pass credit is equivalent to 10 cents.  $1=10 credits; $5=50 credits; $10=100 credits; $20=200 credits, $50 = 500 credits, $100 = 1,000 credits

Credits will be removed from your card by placing it on the card reader at the admission stand, ride, game, novelty stand, and food station. Before standing in line to ride a ride or buy food, be sure you have enough credits on your card.  You can check the amount of credits on your card at the machines where you purchase and reload Fun Passes or at the Fernandez food concessions.   If you have enough credits for the activity, the green light on the card reader will come on when you scan your card.  If you do not have enough credits, the red light will come on and you will not be able to get on the ride, buy food, or play a game. 

You may have your own individual Fun Pass, or you may share a Fun Pass with family or friends.  If sharing a Fun Pass, you must scan it once on the card reader for each person.  For example, if a mother has two young children with her and purchased one Fun Pass, she will need to scan her card three times on the card reader at the ride.

If you have multiple cards and want to combine the credits onto one card, you may do so at Customer Service.

Do not punch a hole in, bend, or damage your Fun Pass.  The card readers cannot read damaged or altered cards.  This means you will lose the credits on your card, as we cannot retrieve them from the system if the card is damaged.

Treat your Fun Pass the same as cash, as losing a Fun Pass has the same consequence as losing a $20 bill. 

Do not throw away your Fun Pass, as any credits remaiing on your card can be used at another E.K. Fernandez Shows carnival or fair.  No refunds will be issued for unused credits.

If you have questions about the Fun Pass when you are at the Fair, please visit our Customer Service booth.
Ride Information
Height Requirement:
36" unless accompanied
54" maximum
Credits Required: 40


Height Requirement:
24" with an adult
42" alone
Credits Required: 40


Height Requirement:
54" unless accompanied
Credits Required: 50


Height Requirement:
42" unless accompanied
Credits Required: 35


Height Requirement:
36" unless accompanied
54" maximum
Credits Required: 35


Height Requirement:
38" with an adult
48" alone
Credits Required: 35


Height Requirement:
42" minimum
Credits Required: 40


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone
Credits Required: 35


Height Requirement:
42" with an adult
48" alone

** 48" to drive
Credits Required: 50


Height Requirement:
42" with an adult
48" alone
Credits Required: 50


Height Requirement:
38" with an adult
42" alone
Credits Required: 35


Height Requirement:
42" with an adult
48" alone
Credits Required: 50


Height Requirement:
45" minimum
Credits Required: 75


Height Requirement:
42" minimum
76" maximum
Credits Required: 50


Height Requirement:
48" minimum

** No single riders
Credits Required: 75


September 5 - 8, 2019
LOCATED AT:
Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area
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