Kona Coffee Cultural Festival begins. The schedule. Best 4 events to check out.by: Vanessa Sim and Derek Paiva
posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 12:15 AM
This week in Kailua-Kona, it’s all about the coffee. Kona coffee, that is.
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival—one of Hawaii’s oldest food fests—begins its 39th annual celebration of the bean that made the Kailua-Kona coast famous on Friday, Nov. 6. If you’re on the Big Island of Hawaii this week, make sure you’re in Kona for at least one of the fest’s nine days of activities, parades, coffee picking contests, farm tours, coffee competitions and, of course, multitude of Kona coffee tastings.
Festival events begin on Friday, Nov. 6, run through Nov. 15, and happen all over Kona—from the upslope farms in Holualoa where Kona coffee is grown to the Kailua-Kona town resort area. Click here for a complete schedule of Kona Coffee Cultural Festival events.
With dozens of interesting coffee-related activities spread out over so many days, the schedule is a bit daunting. Trust us, we’ve been in those shoes before.
To help you out, on the following pages we’ve compiled a rundown of the four Kona Coffee Cultural Festival events that give us the “best buzz” (translation: are “must attends” in our book).
Click on the following pages for our Top 4 fest events (in no particular order):
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