Honoka’a Western Week

Date

May 18 - 27 2024

Time

See honokaawesternweek.org for times and places of the dozen individual events.
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost

Free

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Honoka'a Heritage Center

Location

Honoka'a Heritage Center
45-3490 Mamane Street Honokaa, HI
Website
https://honokaaheritagecenter.org/

If a stranger rides into town from May 18 to 27, without the official Western Week button, they’re going to spend some time behind bars, thanks to the eagle eye of ‘Sheriff’ Larry Ignacio. He and his posse will start their street patrols during the Saturday, May 18 Parade and Block Party and conclude Monday, May 27 after the Hawai‘i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo.

Violators will be stuck in the pokey until they ante up the $5 for a button (available at businesses throughout town). Not not required for admission, but they do support Western Week and scholarships for local youth.

For over 70 years, Western Week has been a celebration of paniolo culture and heritage, enjoyed by young and old. It was started by the Honoka‘a Business Association as a way to bring the community together for some fun when all the rodeo cowboys were in town.

The public is encouraged to dress up in their best western duds for events like Sunday’s Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market, the Portuguese Bean Soup and Smoke Meat Contest (Tuesday), and more. The very tempting Silent Auction Fundraiser opens at high noon on May 18.

For more information visit www.honokaawesternweek.org.

 


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