A Fabulous Affair

The Maui Fair’s Joy Zone is a blur of fun and excitement on opening night Thursday.

(First photo) The Ferris wheel and the Joy Zone are in a slightly different location this year due to the most extensive fair layout change since the event moved to the War Memorial Complex in 1989. Tents could no longer go in the War Memorial Gym parking lot, creating a chain reaction of moves. The Maui Fair Products & Services Tent, for example, is where the games used to be.

The Maui Fair runs through Sunday. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight today, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Admission for adults is $7 ($5 Sunday); children ages 5 to 11 years are $3 ($2 Sunday). Children 4 and under are free.

(Second photo) Veteran Maui police officer Keith Taguma stops to pose for a photo with Tommy Gilroy-Yamamura, 2, as Krystal Carcamo (left) and fellow officer Heather Gilroy take photos during Thursday’s Maui Fair Parade down Kaahumanu Avenue.

(Third photo) Jasen Garguilo rides the roller coaster with son Pounamu, 6.

(Fourth photo) Parade watcher Mana Kanada-Bascar, 8, (left) and her cousin Akaiyah Matsui, 6, get a kick out of the King Kekaulike High School Drama Club’s entry Thursday in the Maui Fair Parade.

(Fifth photo) Meyer Ueoka waves an American flag while riding in the parade in a vintage Jeep.