Makahiki Festival & Heiwa Tuaro Competition at Waimea Valley November 9th Saturday. Festivities start at 9am with the opening ceremony on the Main Lawn followed by an exciting coconut tree race. The rest of the competition brings a foot race, wrestling, rock lifting live music, food vendors, arts & crafts, Hawaiian games, and performances by halau at the Upper Meadow and the award ceremony at the Amphitheater. Admission into the Valley and festival is $5 for kamaaina and military adults, children and seniors. ID is required for discount.