48th Annual Food And New Products Show
Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21
For a whole weekend, hundreds of exhibitors are coming together to show off their latest products, from arts and crafts to culinary treats. Enjoy free food samples, giveaways and family attractions. Check out the “Experience the Taste of the Pacific” food section with various local food booths as well. $3, $2 with coupon from 7-11, $1 Military, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave, 768-5400, times under blaisdellcenter.com.
24th Annual Talk Story Festival
Friday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 20
Listen to spooky stories in the middle of Ala Moana Beach Park. Nine storytellers, including guests from the Mainland and Japan, are each sharing a 20-minute story on stage. The scary ones, including interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe or terror tales of Asian ghosts and souls, are being told Friday; the family stories such as My Mama Monologues and the Pacific Island Tale I Give of Me are presented Saturday. Free, both 6 to 9 p.m., McCoy Pavilion Ala Moana Beach Park, www1.honolulu.gov/parks/programs/talkstory.index.htm.