2015 Hamakua Sugar Plantation Days Festival

Honokaa resident Marie Ho talks about traditional Portuguese costumes. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIE KINCHLA)

Attendees learn more about Hamakua’s history with displays provided at NHERC exhibit. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIE KINCHLA)

The Bon Dance Ladies perform. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIE KINCHLA)

Residents celebrated the sugar plantation history at the second annual Hamakua Sugar Plantation Days Festival on Aug. 22 in Honokaa. The day-long event centered around the Historic Rickard House, and a range of cultures that comprise Honoka’a’s sugar plantation roots.

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