Tahiti Nui International, in partnership with The Siva Afi Company and Tama’ita’i proudly presents The OC Polyfest.

Tahiti Nui International is excited to announce our newest event, the “OC POLYFEST”, to be held on March 5th, 6th and 7th, 2021 at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA.

Tahiti Nui International will expand on our mission statement by producing the OC POLYFEST to showcase the best of Polynesian culture consisting of a Tahitian ‘Ori and Group Competition, Tongan Tauolunga, Samoan Taualuga, and Siva Afi Competition, Arts and Crafts Fair, Polynesian Fashion show and a Polynesian Tattoo convention.  We will also be extending invitations to the best artisans, tattoo artist as well as cultural leaders participate in this year’s event.  New for this year we are incorporating a Tahitian Master ‘Ori Solo competition (‘Arioi Division) in which 12 contestants (maximum 1 male and 1 female from each group) will have the opportunity to perform an Ote’a, Mehura and ‘Ori Tahito.  The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a roundtrip ticket to Tahiti to represent Tahiti Nui International’s OC PolyFest at the World international ‘Ori Tahiti competition.

This year’s event will feature:  seating for up to 1,500 guest, a large performance stage, state of the art sound and lighting, professional photographers and videographers, live vlogging, live streaming of the event, air conditioning, a new digital scoring system, beautiful decorations, and judge’s critique after the event.  In an adjoining building we will house our Arts and Crafts festival along with a Polynesian Tattoo Convention.  With a renewed and heavy focus on advertising including freeway billboards, production of a high-quality production, new categories, cultural workshops/lectures and a more informed communication platform we do expect to have a very well-attended event.

We can’t wait to see you, again the dates are March 5th, 6th and 7th, 2021.


Jonathan Perreira

Event Coordinator for OC POLYFEST 2021

Schedule of Event

Thursday March 4th, 2021

Vendor setup
Group dry runs
Tattoo Vendor setup and city inspection

Friday March 5th, 2021

Ori solo registration
Tahitian Ori Elimination Round and a NEW Arioi (Masters Division) Competition with a TOP PRIZE of $1,000 and a TRIP TO TAHITI!

March 5th – 7th, 2021

Arts and Crafts Vendors
Polynesian Tattoo Artist
The OC Night Market will also be going on during the same weekend!

Saturday March 6th, 2021

Ori Finals and
Group Competition

Saturday March 6th, 2021

Taualuga Competition
(Siva Taupou Division)
Siva Afi Competition (Fire Knife)

Saturday March 6th, 2021

Award ceremony


The OC POLYFEST will be held at the OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa CA.

Address: 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Hangar building is where our main competition event will be.

The adjoining Anaheim building will be hosting our Polynesian Tattoo Convention and Arts and Crafts Festival.


Onsite parking, exact lot to be announced closer to the event. Parking attendants will be onsite to assist.

Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Garden Inn – Irvine is our host hotel. We do have a limited amount of rooms available. Each room has 2 queen size beds, able to sleep 4 per room, a large bathroom, and kitchenette complete with sink and microwave. 4 daily breakfast meal tickets are also included.


SNA – John Wayne, Orange County Airport is less than 5 minutes from both the hotel and the venue LGB (Long Beach) is about 20 minutes away: Get Directions

LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) is about 40 minutes away: Get Directions


Events like this would not be possible without generous donations from our sponsors: