Rice fest 2011 at Ala Moana Beach Park at Magic Island on September 11

Published: Sep. 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 8, 2011 at 12:41 PM HST
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(HawaiiNewsNow) - Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 11th, 2011 and come celebrate Hawaii's beloved grain at the Second Annual Hawaii Rice Festival. The event is being held at Ala Moana Beach Park at Magic Island from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A full day of activities is planned including cookoffs, contests, demonstrations, and of course, lots of yummy rice dishes to eat.

This event will be taking rice donations for two programs; Lanakila Pacific's "Meals on Wheels" program, which feeds needy seniors; and Hawaii Credit Union's "Have a Rice Day" campaign with the Hawaii Food Bank to feed the hungry in Hawaii.

For more information please visit www.ricefest.com. You can also follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/ricefest, or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ricefest.