Three spectacular days of Music, Cocktails and Ohana in a classic Polynesian setting!
Dont miss this opportunity to spend a weekend at this classic 50’s era Polynesian-themed motor inn. From the exotic vaulted lobby with its vintage lobby bar, to the Waikiki Supper Club to the grounds and pool decorated with faux palms and vintage tikis, you’ll be transported in time. Throw in hundreds of your friends, music, food, cocktails and more, and this weekend adds up to be your best weekend in 2020!
The Story of the MaiTai
Trader Vic’s Mai Tai is arguably the most iconic cocktail in the Tropical drink lexicon. First served at the original Trader Vic’s outpost in Oakland, CA in 1944, it’s a prime example of what a mixologist has to do when one or more of a drinks ingredients are no longer available – something that’s especially relevant today in a world struggling with liquor shortages. Brother Cleve will give the history of the drink based on Vic’s own words, along with the misconceived/ersatz versions that have cropped up on menus, especially in Chinese restaurants, over the decades. We’ll frame this within a general history of Tropical Restaurants and Bars to put the story into context. We’ll also be sharing some previously unseen imagery, generously supplied by Trader Vic’s own Eve Bergeron.
What is Agricole Rhum, Anyway?
Ever wonder what all the fuss about agricole is about?
Whether you are already a devotee of all rum with an “H” or you’re still on the sugarcane fence, you’ll love this informative, cane-juice filled romp through the French West Indies. Join agricole rhum expert Suzanne Long as she takes you on a magical mystery-solving tour of all things agricole. You’ll be treated to an inside look at several distilleries with lots of delicious fog-lifting tastes along the way, including some very special, straight from Martinique sips!
Kick-Off Event....Ohana Wedding Disaster: 2020 - Sponsored by Pyrat & Patron
This year, get ready to toast the Happy Couple at Ohana Wedding Disaster: 2020!
Thats right, this years kickoff theme is the greatest worst wedding you’ve ever been to. Featuring the stylish music of Rtiz Carlton and his Fabulous Band, cheesy DJs, way too much booze, and all the usual shenanigans (and yes, there will be cake), this year will be on-site in the Whispers Lounge for a fabulous wedding reception. So break out that hideous Bride’s Maid gown from 1989 with the big poofy sleeves you thought you’d never have to wear again, because you NEED to wear it. Or come as a bridezilla; the shotgun father; the black sheep uncle; the aunt no one likes that you invited just to be polite but then she actually showed up and you’re not sure if she’s here to celebrate or sabotage your special day.
Just be ready to drink, eat and dance the night away. This one’s gonna get weird. In a good way.
12th Annual Ohana Cocktail Showcase
It’s the original, and, yes, it’s back for the 12th year!!
MORE SOON on this year’s sponsor!
So go get a bottle & get those cocktail shakers warmed-up for the 12th Annual Ohana Cocktail Showcase!
Show off your mixology skills to our esteemed panel of judges (and audience) and compete for a fabulous trophy, prizes, and bragging rights!
Ohana Mystery Bowl Auction - Sponsored by Trader Vic's & Amrut Old Port Rum
Have you ever had a delightful cocktail-filled Mystery Bowl delivered with a side of Mystery Dance!?!? We’ll be mixing-up another delicious concoction for your drinking pleasure with a very special garnish & one of our lovely Ohana Maidens will serve you – as only the Ohana Maidens can. You keep the Mystery Bowl & the drink. But the Ohana Maidens are all ours….Sorry!! ;)
AND – It’s for a GREAT cause, as 100% of the proceeds from the the Mystery Bowl Auction go to fund our EIF Scholarships for students from Rapa Nui!
Ohana Room Crawl
Exotic libations served up by your friends with a generous dose of creativity, and over-the-top decor!
Saturday night brings a traditional Luau with Kalua Pig and all the fixings. Slow cooked all day in authentic Hawaiian style!
And while eating, prepare to be dazzled by the Pearl of Paradise Polynesian Dinner Review. Traditional hula and fire dancers will entertain and delite you while you enjoy the tastes of Polynesia.
Tiki Carvers, Artists, and Vendors
All weekend you’ll be thrilled by talented artists who will tempt you with their classic art and all sorts of goodies!
Mini Golf Contest - Sponsored by Pusser's Rum
Hit the links, Lake George style – in the Mini-Golf capital of the Northeast!
With literally dozens and dozens of courses to play, you could spend the whole weekend doing nothing but playing mini golf and still not get to them all. And while we don’t suggest that’s what you do (you’ll miss out on all the Ohana fun!), we DO suggest you go play at least one course, and compete in our Annual Mini Golf Challenge.
Free Goodies and much, much more!
All attendees will get one of our famous Swag Bags, full of fantastic goodies and souvenirs. We’ll also have plenty of merchandise, contests, silent auction, raffles, and fun activities throughout the weekend. Sound like too much? Don’t worry. We run on “Island Time” too, and have paced the weekend so you’ll have plenty of time to see and do everything, and still have lots of time to socialize and relax.
POSTPONED to 2022: Charles Phoenix: Alohaland
We’ll miss Charles in Lake George in 2021, but look forward to seeing him at The Lake in 2022!!
IT’S CHARLES’ FIRST OHANA & WE KNOWWW YOU’RE SO EXCITED!!!!!!
Live Retro Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Mid-Century Hawaii
Be prepared for your Aloha spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix sweeps us away on a fun-filled mid-century Hawaiian slide show extravaganza.
With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle-eye for oddball detail, Charles lavishes spirited commentary on vintage Kodachrome color slides, taken by tourists “dream vacationing” in Hawaii in the 1950s & 60s.
Experience the stories and glories of the island’s iconic attractions, resort hotels, famous fashions, exotic architecture, unexpected oddities, legendary luaus, marvelous modes of transportation, the tourists and more! You will never experience our 50th state the same way again!
Festive tiki dress is encouraged but not expected.