By Léo Azambuja

Event emcee Dirk Soma.

Event emcee Dirk Soma.

The 2nd Kaua‘i Rice Festival was a nice treat to Lihu‘e residents and anyone else who attended the event at Rice Shopping Center Oct. 25.

The festival organized by the Kaua‘i Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce kicked off at 10 a.m.

Throughout the day, live music, entertainment and food kept everyone smiling.

Chef Sam Choy and Kaua‘i Beach Resort chef Mark Sassone made cooking demos, there was a musubi eating contest and performances from Joyful Noise and ukulele troupes from Wilcox Elementary and Kapa‘a Middle schools. There were also many food trucks.

The event closed with Tahitian dancers performing to the drums of Orama Nui O Kaua‘i.

At 4 p.m., it was all over, and everyone went home hoping for more next year.