The 6 Best Fall Festivals in Hawaii!

With gorgeous weather year-round, you might be fooled into thinking that fall festivals don’t exist in Hawaii. Well, you’d be wrong! Along this isolated archipelago, you’ll find festivals held each fall that celebrate Hawaiian culture, food, cinema, agriculture, and more. Book your tickets today or opt to attend a free festival to celebrate the autumn, island style.

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, Honolulu, HI

For several weeks in October, dig into the culinary delights at the annual Hawai’i Food and Wine Festival. The majority of events take place on Oahu, with exciting parties to taste noodle soup bowls created by famous chefs, cooking classes, and wine tastings. Events are ticketed, so do be sure to purchase your ticket in advance.

Kaua’i Mokihana Festival, Kapa'a, HI

The last week of September each year, experience Hawaiian culture with lectures, music, and competitions. The Kaua’i Mokihana Festival is held at the Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church, which was founded in 1879 by Queen Deborah Kapule—a beautiful sight to see even without the festival. To enjoy all of the exciting happenings during this festival, purchase the Mokihana Pass for $75.

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Maui Fair, Wailuku, HI

Celebrate the annual Maui Fair, which follows a different theme each year. At this fair, you’ll find a chili cook off and baby of the year contest as well as horticultural exhibits. Parades, pie eating contests, crafts and student exhibits, and rides will also entertain visitors.

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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Kailua-Kona, HI

Coffee lovers have to attend the Kona Coffee Festival held each year for about 10 days in early November. During this festival, there are tours, demonstrations, talks, parades, recipe contests, and latte art competitions. Taste the flavorful Kona Coffee and learn more about its history along with all of these other fun exhibits during the Kona Coffee festival. 

Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu, HI

Each year in early November, film lovers and movie makers from around the world unite at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Running for more than 30 years, festival attendees are treated to Asian and Pacific films, documentaries, and shorts. Numerous famous movies have premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival, so you know you’re sure to see something great. 

Festivals of Aloha, Multiple locations

The annual Festivals of Aloha celebrates Hawaiian culture with parades, live music, and pageantry. Numerous vendors attend this festival, some selling their best food dishes, while others are touting their handicrafts and goods. The Festivals of Aloha run from early September through mid-October, but dates depend on the island on which it is held. 

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