Big Island Fair
Hours & Dates
Thursday: 6 p.m. – Midnight
Friday:     6 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday: Noon – Midnight
Sunday:   Noon – 10 p.m.

Management reserves the right at its sole discretion to close early.
Admission Information
Thursday: 30 credits

Friday:  50 credits

Noon to 6 p.m.      30 credits
6 p.m. to closing    50 credits 
Noon to closing  30 credits

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.
Specials & Discounts
Saturday, noon to 6pm
All rides 30 credits each

Sunday, noon to closing
65-credit rides will be reduced to 50 credits.  This includes the Wave Swinger and Zipper.
46-credit rides will be reduced to 40 credits.  This includes the Pharaoh's Fury and Scooter.

Entertainment (Free with Big Island Fair admission)

Anastasini Circus Show

Ringmaster Giovanni Anastasini, an eighth generation member of the famous Anastasini circus family of Italy, brings exciting circus acts to perform at this year’s Big Island Fair.

Aerial Fantasy

Hand Balance Duo


Slack Wire

Circus Show Times - All shows will be held in the Pavilion.

  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday 
  • Sunday

The complete circus schedule will be posted by August 28.

Entertainment Schedule
All performances will be held in the Pavilion.

7:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

4 p.m. 
5:30 p.m.
7 p.m. 
9 p.m. 

4 p.m.  
6 p.m.
8 p.m.  

The complete entertainment schedule will be posted by August 28.
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 Hawaii County Fair or at any other E. K. Fernandez Shows carnival or fair, any credits remaining on your card are good at the 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 $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100 bill.  You may also purchase and reload a Fun Pass using a credit card.  Fun Passes may be purchased and reloaded at a Fun Passes booth.

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 yellow Check Balance stations located throughout the fairgrounds.   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.

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, or you may watch a video on our website under Rides - Fun Pass Help.
Ride Information
No rides are listed for this event. Please check back soon.
September 7 - 10, 2017
Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area
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