Hawaii’s Oldest Food Festival Celebrates the Culture Behind Kona’s World Famous Cup of Coffee! Throughout the 10-day Festival, celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration, and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona’s rich coffee history.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Transparency, Traceability, Quality; Artist Talk with Brittany Horn
Brittany Horn is a coffee culture lover! She moved to a coffee farm in Hawai`i during harvest season in 2014, waking up early to pick, weigh, sort, pulp, wash, dry and roast coffee. Seed to cup was constant, tedious, hard work. Come learn about collaborating on ideas for quality improvement, cupping classes, experimental processing methods, and more.
Cost: $5 Festival Admission Button. Kids under 5 free
Location: Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa HI 96725
10:00 am – 6:00 pm: #coffeelover: A Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibition & Juried Show
This exhibition, housed in a restored coffee mill, now a vibrant regional art center, showcases authentic works by local artists in various mediums exploring Kona’s coffee culture. Stop by to view the exhibition, taste some local coffee and browse handmade coffee-themed work by great artists.
Cost: $3 Festival Button Required
Location: Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Highway, Hōlualoa, HI 96725