My wife and I made a spontaneous trip to Maui last weekend to attend the Taro Festival. It was a special weekend full of ʻono food, music, and talking story! Mahalo nui to Uncle Kevin, Uncle Sheldon, Uncle Norman and Duke for all the hospitality and late night kanikapila. It was a privilege to join the Waiheʻe jammers for such a fun time.

We’d never stayed in Hāna before; but friends always said that to truly enjoy its beauty, you have to stay overnight. We were so glad that we were finally able to do it. The Taro Festival was full of local foods and crafts. I was dumbfounded to be up on stage with Milton, Sheldon, Pekelo, Duke, Kevin, Norman and Bob. What an incredible weekend. The taro has all been consumed, but the memories will live on. I cannot say thank you enough to ʻOhana Brown.

Below are a few photos of the event. For more info, visit