Sweet Island Goodness at Maui Onion Festival

Huge Maui Onions

Huge Maui Onions

I spend a lot of time in Hawaii, and specifically on Maui, so it’s a downright shame that I’ll be missing this year’s annual Maui Onion Festival.  The golden-pale Maui Onions, grown in Kula, have a mild, crunchy flesh and are thought by many to be the sweetest onions in the world.  These onions take center stage for the 22nd year in this event that features free tastings, the best Maui onion recipe contest, a raw Maui onion eating contest (with a kids and adult division), food and product booths, along with local music and entertainment.  And don’t miss cooking demonstrations from six of the island’s top chefs.

Oh how I wish I was going to be there!

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 7th, 2011.  Check out the schedule of events to plan your day.

Location:  Whaler’s Village, 2435 Ka’anapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui

Photo credit: Clay Irving via flickr (CC)

 

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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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