The 50th State Fair, held every summer on Oahu, is one of the season’s highlights for people of all ages, especially school aged-children looking for some exhilarating and safe fun. Located centrally to many Oahu Neighborhoods, the Aloha Stadium hosts the annual event, held for six of seven weekends in May and June. Although an admission fee is charged for everyone attending the carnival, this fee helps to cover the expenses of non-charged activities. Free activities, or those attractions available at no additional charge above the admission cost, include a circus thrill show, pig races, hypnotist shows, a keiki talent show competition, celebrity meet and greets, and a number of other shows.
Some of the more popular performances charge an additional fee. In 2009, dance crews from MTV’s hit television show “America’s Best Dance Crew” were featured and often other singers and artists are showcased. The main attraction of the fair, however, is the rides and food. Operated by E. K. Fernandez Shows, discounted wristbands are sold to provide cheaper ride tickets, although individual ride tickets can also be purchased. The best part of having the fair at Aloha Stadium is the expansive parking lots that can easily accommodate all fairgoers.