Wednesday | February 22, 2017
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Fair brings bright lights, safety measures

ABOVE: Workers on Tuesday set up the flying swings for the EK Fernandez Big Island Fair that starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at Old Kona Airport Park.

BELOW LEFT: The Ferris Wheel, a perennial favorite, is set up at the fair on Tuesday.

BELOW RIGHT: The brand new Magic Maze makes its debut at the this weekend.

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation has implemented temporary traffic safety measures at the park until the fair wraps up. Traffic is now being diverted to the beach access road at the north end of Kuakini Highway.

Parks and Recreation asks all motorists to abide by a temporary 5 mph speed limit while driving along the park’s beach access road. This speed limit will be in effect until the park closes for the day Sept. 10.

For more information, call Parks and Recreation spokesman Jason Armstrong at 345-9105 or email To learn more about the fair, visit and see Page 2A.