Kauai Folk Festival was hosted on the Grove Farm Homestead in Lihue and provided Folks with a fascinating glimpse into the island's past. Hawaii’s booming sugar plantation industry in the late 1800s had its origins on Kauai. Grove Farm, one of the earliest sugar plantations and the former home of George N. Wilcox and his descendants, was founded in 1864.
Today, this 100-acre, historic site showcases life during Kauai’s plantation era more than a century ago which includes the old Wilcox homes, tropical gardens, orchards and rolling lawns. No better place to get together for an old fashioned hoe-down and celebrate Kauai's history.
The Kauai Folk Festival was a fundraiser for the Grove Farm Museum. Aside from funding the event production and compensating performers, proceeds go to the preservation efforts of the Grove Farm Museum, the Waioli Corp - an important Kauai historical preservation nonprofit.