If you are driving through Waimea, you may get a pastoral sense of the place with itʻs beautiful mountains, cool weather, rows of cabbages, strawberries, hillsides dotted with horses and cattle or a park-like setting – a prescription of just what the doctor ordered. As residents we love it too.
However, this seemingly sleepy town is teeming with energy. It is like a dragonfly – lighting about industriously – almost imperceptible but very productive. The heartbeat of the town can be heard through the thundering of horses and cattle hooves. Feel the plowing of the earth beneath your feet as you walk and see the fine dust dancing in the air above the farmerʻs head. Experience the pelting of wind and rain on a rather sunshiny day. This seeming cacophony of combinations may include ATVs, “hogs” and 4 x 4s on any given day. Add a little interruption by an occasional and intrusive helicopter buzz above your head in your neighborhood and youʻve got a normal Waimea day. The people of Waimea are diverse in culture and interest but they are steadfast in what they do. Their spirit is reminiscent of the Kīpuʻupuʻu winds and rain that blow through the town on a regular basis.
There is a natural and cooperative spirit operating here. It makes this town work. It makes it special. This town is an orchestra of agriculture, art, education, and many diverse interests and skill sets – working and playing together if not next to each other.
We love to celebrate in Waimea! There can never be enough community events in a town where many residents know one another by name. And all of the events represent the multi-cultural faces and interests of its people.
The new Waimea Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival is birthed out of another opportunity to celebrate together – this time for Autumn! Itʻs purpose is to support and promote many of our community organizations, schools, non-profit groups and businesses that makes us unique. We want to catch up with one another in a busy world and we want to mālama one another in our journey together. We would like to radiate our sense of community in Waimea to the other parts of the island, other islands, other states and other countries.
The First Annual Waimea Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10am – 4pm.
The Festival is hosted at Waimea’s New District Park Complex which is a part of the County of Hawaii Parks and Recreation system. Waimea District Park is located at 67-1315 Ala `Ohia Road in Kamuela behind the Parker Ranch arena and Lualaʻi at Parker Ranch. It is accessed by a right turn after the arena or on the other end, across and through the intersection from the stoplight at the KTA Shopping Center.
Welcome to the 1st Annual Waimea Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival!