Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-October 15, 2020
Drive through a pumpkin patch, snag a coveted spot in a drive-thru trick-or-treat, listen to a magical storyteller and cook 'ulu pound cake in a family-friendly cooking class.
Photo: Courtesy of Waimānalo Country Farms Facebook page
Waimānalo Country Farms Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch
We’re sorry to tell you that all weekend spots are already taken. But you do have two more weeks to pick your own pumpkin on the Windward side. The family-run farm promises photo ops, animal sightings and, of course, a pumpkin field for people driving through. Everyone who pays will receive a signature Waimānalo Country Farm drink (lemonade anyone?) and people can also buy fresh honey, gourds, wooden coasters or other small treats at the drive-thru market stand, cash only. All time slots are morning through mid-afternoon. And, guessing from what we looked at online, the next day to fill out will likely be Friday, Oct. 23.
- All ages
- $10 per person 3 years and older when paid onsite; $10.84 when you pay online. Pumpkins are $10 extra.
- Field opens Oct. 17, but right now, reservations are only left for Monday through Friday.
- 41-225 Lupe St., Waimānalo
- (808) 306-4381
- waimanalocountryfarms.com/reservations, @waimanalocountryfarms
Drive-thru trick-or-treats are filling up quickly. Last time we checked, Mari Garden’s event for kids 9 years and younger was sold out. (There are still spaces for the Haunted Trail geared at older kids.) Here are a few that are just opening registration. Our advice is don’t wait too long.
Friday, Oct. 16: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for the trunk-or-treat at Aloha Stadium. More than 30 businesses—including Hawaiian Chip Company, American Savings Bank, Little Caesar’s and Storybook Entertainment—will each host a station offering treats. Tickets are $16 and are limited to 2,000 people. alohastadium.hawaii.gov
Open Now: Save a space for a drive-thru at Pearlridge Center, in Mililani or Kapolei. Details of more events are coming in every day. Keep checking our list of Halloween events and our calendar for the updated information.
Dreamer’s Circus with storyteller Yasu Ishida
Who doesn’t love a good story? UH Mānoa’s Outreach College and the Hawai’i Book and Music Festival are hosting a Fall International Storyteller series, featuring local storytellers and a few guests from around the world. One of the highlights for keiki will be Yasu Ishida from Japan who incorporates magic, origami and Japanese shadow boxes to spin his tales. If this sounds familiar, it may be. Ishida has read to local families as a guest of the Hawai’i State Library System for the last few years. Over the next few weeks, you can also listen to readings of Japanese folktales, stories from Romania and Africa.
- All ages
- Ishida is Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.
- Register at outreach.hawaii.edu/events/storyteller-yasu-ishida/
- See the full lineup at hawaii.edu/news/2020/10/12/fall-international-storyteller-series/
See also: 30 Local Books Your Keiki will Love
Cooking for a Change: ʻUlu Pound Cake with Lilikoʻi Glaze
This weekend’s family-friendly virtual cooking class is with chef Lamont Brown of Maya’s Tapas and Wine on the North Shore. All cooking kits have already been claimed, but you can still gather your ingredients for this sweet treat featuring ’ulu.
- All ages
- Suggested donation is $10 per family for members of Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation, $15 for nonmembers.
- Sunday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m.
- Register through Zoom.
If you’re comfortable getting back to the movies, Consolidated Theatre has deals for you. It’s offering a series of $5 films. This week, it is Disney’s tale of Miguel, a music-loving boy who escapes into the world of the dead and unravels a few family secrets in this colorful place. Remember, you can’t eat in the theater, but you can pickup your movie fare to-go.
- Movie is rated PG-13
- $5 for adults, $3 for kids.
- Consolidated Theatres in Mililani, Pearlridge, Ward and ‘Ōlino at Ka Makana Ali’i.
- Shows are at various times from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 18
Fisher Price Toy Museum
OK, this may be more fun for you than your kiddos. But the new Fisher Price Toy Museum on Instagram is a nostalgic walk through playtime. Take a look at toys made by the company starting in the 1930s through the 2010s with little snippets about each. Show your kids when some of their childhood favorites were created (that tower of plastic rings is 60 years old!) and what was popular decades ago in this fun new showcase.