PACIFIC ISLANDERS OF VIRGINIA​​​​

VB POLYFEST 2018

People in the Hampton Roads area will be gearing up for what has grown to become the largest Polynesian festival on the East Coast.  There will be many performances and activities, as well as vendors making "onolicious grinds" and selling island arts and crafts.  Groups travel from northern Virginia, North Carolina, and even Florida to perform over the two-day period.

Friday, August 3rd        noon to 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 4th   10 am to 9 pm
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Talofa,

We’ve been blessed with another successful PIVA’s VBPolyfest this year. It is only proper that we should return all the thanks and praises to our Divine Father.
On behalf of PIVA, the officers and I would like to thank all our families and friends that were able to attend this year’s festival. Your continuous love and support allows us to host this beautiful event. We are taking this opportunity to apologize if we have offended or in some way made things unpleasant to anyone or group. We sincerely ask your forgiveness and seek your support.

To our families of performers, a very big faafetai and faamalo to all of you. We're now joined by our third generation of performers. Whether it was with our dances, or the sounds of our voices, beats and music, our love and dedication shined brightly. Simply put, VBPolyfest is for our future generations. It’s the closest thing connecting our children physically to our Islands. They should be able to witness it with all their senses to harness their cultures with full conviction. May God continue His love and blessing to all of you for your support.

Special thanks are in order, to our sisters and brothers that traveled from North Carolina and Maryland. We prayed that everyone made it back home safely. Our appreciation also goes out to the strong support groups- the parents. Thank you for your steadfast dedication for our children. Also, to our countless volunteers, from our local Military personnel who provided security to our First Aid Station by The Philippine Nurses Assn. of Virginia; Mahalo to all of you. 

Our vendors and sponsors, thank-you. The City of Virginia Beach made numerous changes to the applications and rules regarding the boardwalk. Our fee increases for Food vending was a direct reflection of those changes. The majority of the vendors were great and adapted with the changes. We would like to say thank you again, for your continuous support.  

Finally, we- PIVA acknowledges that mere words cannot even begin to express our sense of pride and gratitude. Our Pacific Islands cultures came alive front and center last weekend, witnessed and heard beyond our reach, an experience that will be forever etched in the hearts and minds of our gathered people at VBPolyfest 2017. I would like to say welcome to our new members and a BIG faamalo to all our members, especially those who stayed solid on both days. God bless and we’ll see y’all next year at PIVA’s VBPolyfest 2018. CheeHOOO!!!

Faafetai lava, Soifua

Bella (Pelasio) Joseph Taelase Ah-Hing
PIVA CHAIRMAN

A​​ MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN​​

​​​​ ​VENDOR APPLICATION
(FOOD)

Please fill out both applications and submit with your payment. Deadline is June 3, 2018



​​​​​​ VENDOR APPLICATION
(RETAIL - NON FOOD) ​​

Please fill out both applications and submit with your payment. Deadline is June 3, 2018.
UPDATED
UPDATED
NEW City Food Vendor Form
NEW City Retail (Non-Food) Vendor Form
2018 POLYFEST Food Vendor Form 
2018 POLYFEST Non-Food Vendor Form
*** PLEASE TAKE NOTE ***
1. Our PayPal and credit card payment page is currently not available on the website. To make a payment with a credit card, please contact Tricia at (757) 816-9205 or email us at [email protected]       

2. If you downloaded a city vendor form prior to March 30, 2018, you will need to download and complete the updated city form.  Virginia Beach recently updated their vendor forms and we have the updated forms here. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
​​​​ ​APPLICATION TO PERFORM
& LIABILITY WAIVER
​  Each group, halau, organization that wishes to perform must fill out an application (one application for the entire group).
Deadline is June 30, 2018


Each member of the performing group, must sign a Liability Waiver form (one form for each person). Deadline is August 3, 2018.
​​​​ ​MISS POLYFEST 2017 COMPETITION
APPLICATION & GUIDELINES

The new Miss Polyfest 2018 will be crowned on Friday, August 3rd.  If you're 15 years of age or older, you qualify to enter.  Fill out the application and get some tips from the guidelines below.  Deadline is July 28, 2018.
2018 Performance Application
Miss Polyfest Applicatioon
Guidelines for Miss Polyfest
Liability Waiver

CONFIRMED ENTERTAINERS / PERFORMERS

CONFIRMED VENDORS LAST DAY TO SIGN UP JULY 12TH.

2018 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
Confirmed Groups:
Sounds of Samoa
 Ilima Hula Studio Maryland
Halau Kahealani
NaʻPualani of Durham
Keahilaniʻs Ori Tahiti
Kanikapila Music
"Samoan Elvis "-Rich Purnell




2018 VENDOR LINEUP

CONFIRMED FOOD VENDORS
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CONFIRMED RETAIL (NON-FOOD) VENDORS
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CONFIRMED INFORMATION VENDORS

Miss PolyFest 

  2017 Rianna Shank

2016 Mia Newton

   2015 Malia Rodgers

    2014 Kaulani Greblin


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