4H Livestock Expo begins today at Kaunakakai Ballfield

| June 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Molokai's 4H Livestock kids are making final preparations to show their animals at the annual expo.

Molokai’s 4H Livestock kids are making final preparations to show their animals at the annual expo.


The white tents have gone up at the Kaunakakai Ballfield marking the beginning of the 2013 Molokai 4H Livestock Expo going on today and tomorrow.

Activities begin this morning with the small animal weigh-in for swine and goat at 10 a.m. At noon will be the oral reasoning competition.

Vendors and exhibits will be up and ready to display under the tents at 4 p.m. today. The 4H participant parade around the park begins at 6:30 p.m. after the introduction and blessing.

Participants will also recite the 4H pledge and the Pledge of Allegiance. The market competitions begin at 7 p.m. for steer, swine and goats.

The exhibits and vendors return to the white tent tomorrow at 10 a.m. Action will begin with the steer, swine and goat showmanship competitions. A workshop for judging livestock will be held at noon.

The best-dressed dog competition and race will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a watermelon and pineapple eating contest at that time.

Buyers for the auction can register and begin viewing the animals at 3 p.m. The auction begins at 4 p.m. Interested bidders may contact ntanigawa@hawaiipublicradio.org for more information.

Auction fans will miss the recently deceased Larry Helm who always used his fast talk and humor to help capture the top prices at the 4-H livestock auction, a job he volunteered for every year.

Auction fans will miss the recently deceased Larry Helm who always used his fast talk and humor to help capture the top prices at the 4-H livestock auction, a job he volunteered for every year.


Unfortunately, Uncle Larry Helm, who recently passed away, will not be the auctioneer for the first time in many years.

The pupu tent opens at 3 p.m. Saturday. An awards presentation and entertainment begins at 7 p.m.

Also available will be fresh produce, potted plants, baked goods, snacks and full meals. There will also be a sheep herding demonstration.

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  1. steve says:

    all sounds soooo good, wish i could attend.

    speaking of the best-dressed dog competition, if you’ve nevah the video of triumph the insult comic dog doing the weather report for hawaii, you are missing out. you can find it on youtube.

    seriously, these keiki deserve everyone’s support.

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