Moon Festival will shine on Lahaina

The Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina will be the location of the three-day Chinese Moon Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 21, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept 20.

This event commemorates one of the most important Chinese holidays, where the moon is most bright and full, indicating a time of satisfaction and abundance, a news release about the event said. There will be an assortment of cultural demonstrations, displays, activities and food.

Chef Gregory “Bonz” Heath will be conducting cooking demonstrations and sharing his culinary exclusive “Poly-Asian Noodle Bowl,” featuring a blend of herbs and spices from his company “Lahaina Spice.”

Authentic dim sum will be sold from Fu Lin Restaurant, and Polynesian Farms will offer an array of organic fruits and vegetables at the Farmers’ Corner.

Cultural exhibits, displays and activities also will be available, including knot tying by Brenda Wong.

Qigong demonstrations and a special Moon goddess presentation will be given by Cory Williams and Busaba Yip-Douglas, respectively.

Music will be provided by Hong-Zhu and Karl Jacobs, who will perform on the ancient Chinese instrument, the “erhu.”

Gifts and souvenirs will be available for purchase in the museum’s “Mandarin Market,” which also hosts the seasons’ most popular item, “Moon Cakes.”

The Wo Hing Museum is at 858 Front St. For more information, contact Lahaina Restoration Foundation, organizers of the event, at 661-3262 or go to