4TH ANNUAL RICE FEST TO BE HELD AT WARD CENTERS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST

HONOLULU, HI (July 24, 2013) – Join the rest of Hawaii as we celebrate our most cherished grain at the 4th Annual Rice Festival on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.at Ward Centers. Admission is FREE, so get your chopsticks out and bring your appetite for a one-day taste trip to kick off National Rice Month.

Come and sample some of your favorite rice dishes from over 30 rice vendors, participate in Da SPAM Musubi Eating Contest, or watch the experts attempt to re-break the Guinness World Record by building the WORLD’S LARGEST SPAM MUSUBI.

An action-packed day full of activities is planned that will also include professional chef demonstrations and a live performance from Kapena to celebrate a food that is a cultural cornerstone to so many in Hawaii.

We are excited to bring back Rice Fest and look forward to an attempt at re-breaking the world record for building the largest Spam Musubi,” said Edward Sugimoto, founder and organizer of Rice Fest.

Rice Fest will graciously accept your generous monetary or brown rice donations for Lanakila Pacific’s “Meals on Wheels” nonprofit volunteer-run program, Hawaii’s only island-wide meal service for seniors in need.

Rice Fest is organized by HPELive and proudly sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, VH07V, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Lanakila Meals on Wheels, Channel808.tv, Ward Centers and The City & County of Honolulu.

For booth info, please contact Travis Okimoto attravis@hawaiipacificentertainment.com or (808) 253-1499. For general information, please contact Reed Tamashiro at reed@hawaiipacificentertainment.com or (808) 398-9332.

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

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