PHOTOS: Mana Souls MC Maui Chili Festival 2022
By Russell Snyder, Maui Happy Hours team
Maui Happy Hours was recently invited to attend the Mana Souls MC Maui Chili Festival 2022 in Kahului, Maui, HI
Who doesn’t love a good chili? Maui-based Mana Souls Motorcycle Club recently held its annual Mana Souls Chili Festival on October 15 at Cycle City Maui in Kahului and the Maui Happy Hours team was invited to come and sample the various chili recipes, enjoy a few cold ones, and snap some pics of the festivities.
Mana Souls is known locally as a fun-loving bikers club dedicated to performing service projects on the island. Their projects include an annual charity golf tournament (15 years and counting), volunteering at the Special Olympics, the annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run at Christmas, and of course, the famous Chili Festival, amongst many others.
Tickets to the event could be purchased from any Mana Souls MC member or at Kahale’s Dive Bar in Kihei for $10, a price that was intended to make the event accessible to all Maui people and their families.
Attendees of the Chili Festival were invited to cast their vote for the best contestant in several categories such as Best Business, Best Individuals, Best Motorcycle Club, Best Booth Setup, and the Grand Prize – People’s Choice Best Chili.
Some prominent local culinarians were also invited to judge at the event including Chef Cameron Cecil and Chef Sheldon Simeon of Top Chef fame.
Special thanks to Erin and Olivia from Maui Barber Shop for allowing their booth to serve as the Maui Happy Hours HQ and for the amazing chili.
Winners of the Mana Souls Chili Festival 2022
- People’s Choice Best Chili – Southshore Grindz
- Best Business – Street Bikers United
- Best Individuals – Robert and Michelle Medeiros
- Best Motorcycle Club – Rock and Roll MC
- Best Booth Setup – Mana Souls MC
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About the Author:
Russell Snyder is a writer, ocean enthusiast, full-time Maui resident, and creator of the Maui Happy Hours app. Russell and his team enjoy sampling the island’s best happy hours and sharing their findings with the masses. Follow Russell on Instagram @russellscottsnyder or contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.