2013 Festival Opening Weekend Events

Opening Weekend

 

Friday, 11/1

The Kona Coffee Art Show & Competition
Donkey Mill Art Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

Travel up to Kona coffee country and this restored Kona coffee mill that is now the vibrant home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture to enjoy the works of local artists.

Sugai Kona Coffee Talent Night
Konawaena Elementary School  
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
81-1043 Konawaena School Rd, Kealakekua

A perfect blend of Kona’s musical and dance talents. Festival-goers and fans will be entertained by performances throughout the evening.


Saturday, 11/2

                                   
Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll
9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Historic Holualoa Village

Spend the day sampling Kona coffee and strolling this picturesque village with its diverse collection art galleries and local crafts.

The Kona Coffee Art Show & Competition
Donkey Mill Art Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

Travel up to Kona coffee country and this restored Kona coffee mill that is now the vibrant home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture to enjoy the works of local artists.

UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd. Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
Doors Open 5:30 p.m.
Pageant Starts 6:30 p.m.
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Contestants from around the island compete for the chance to be crowned Miss Kona Coffee and Miss Aloha Hawaii. Tickets $30 plus Festival button and are available at Gone Again Travel, Kimura Lauhala Shop and from contestants. 

Sunday, 11/3

UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd. Kona Coffee Picking Contest        
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Competition
75-5568 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

Everyone is invited to try their skills at picking Kona’s famous harvest. Winners receive generous cash prizes and gifts from UCC for picking the most Kona coffee within the three-minute time limit.

KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest & Big Island Showcase
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Amateurs, culinary students, keiki (children) and professional chefs present their favorite entrée and dessert recipes featuring 100% Kona Coffee. Public tasting follows award presentation.  The Big Island Showcase features Hawaii Island products, gifts, and a chance to buy farmer-direct Kona coffee.  

Weekday Events

Monday, 11/4

Kona Historical Society
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook

The story of Kona coffee pioneers is told through educational and fun self-guided tours showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Tuesday, 11/5

Kamehameha Schools Kona Coffee Label & Website Display & Competition
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Standout Kona coffee labels and website designs that best market Kona’s world famous coffee.

Kona Coffee Council Farm & Mill Tour
Pick up at Hale Halawai County Pavilion
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
75-5760 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona

Visit three working Kona coffee farms in North and South Kona. Fee includes transportation and lunch. Reservations required; book online at www.kona-coffee-council.com.

Kona Historical Society
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook

The story of Kona coffee pioneers is told through educational and fun self-guided tours showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

The Kona Coffee Art Show & Competition
Donkey Mill Art Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

Travel up to Kona coffee country and this restored Kona coffee mill that is now the vibrant home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture to enjoy the works of local artists.

                       


Wednesday, 11/6

Kamehameha Schools Kona Coffee Label & Website Display & Competition
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Standout Kona coffee labels and website designs that best market Kona’s world famous coffee.

Kona Coffee Cupping Competition – Preliminary Round  
Sponsored by UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd and Kamehameha Schools
Produced by Kona Coffee Council
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

An international panel of professional cupping judges conduct side-by-side tastings from 50+ farms to appraise the differences of each Kona coffee entry.

Kona Historical Society
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook

The story of Kona coffee pioneers is told through educational and fun self-guided tours showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Quilt Show Judging
Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
75-5626 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters express unique interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage.

The Kona Coffee Art Show & Competition
Donkey Mill Art Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

Travel up to Kona coffee country and this restored Kona coffee mill that is now the vibrant home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture to enjoy the works of local artists.

Thursday, 11/7

Kamehameha Schools Kona Coffee Label & Website Display & Competition
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Standout Kona coffee labels and website designs that best market Kona’s world famous coffee. Winners announced.

Kona Coffee Cupping Competition – Finals
Sponsored by UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd and Kamehameha Schools
Produced by Kona Coffee Council
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Side-by-side tastings of the finalists continue, narrowing down the favorites. Winners announced later this evening at the Kona Coffee Council dinner.

The Kona Coffee Art Show & Competition
Donkey Mill Art Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

Travel up to Kona coffee country and this restored Kona coffee mill that is now the vibrant home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture to enjoy the works of local artists.

Kamehameha Schools Coffee, Community and Cultural Workshops
 
Keauhou Shopping Center
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.           
78-6831 Alii Dr, Keauhou  

Kona’s farmers will have their coffee brewed and available to taste and purchase. Local artisans from Hawaii’s multi-ethnic groups will share their know-how with hands-on crafts including lauhala weaving, lei making and entertainment.

Kona Historical Society
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook

The story of Kona coffee pioneers is told through educational and fun self-guided tours showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Quilt Show
Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
75-5626 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters express unique interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage.

Kona Coffee Council Dinner & Benefit Auction
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
6:00 p.m. No-host cocktails
7:00 p.m. Buffet dinner
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Hosted by the Kona Coffee Council, the evening includes a buffet dinner, silent auction and live entertainment. 2013 Kona Coffee Cupping winners revealed. Tickets required, book online at www.kona-coffee-council.com.

 

Festival Finale Weekend  


Friday, 11/8

Kamehameha Schools Kona Coffee Label & Website Display
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Standout Kona coffee labels and website designs that best market Kona’s world famous coffee.

Kona Coffee Council Farm & Mill Tour
Pick up at Hale Halawai County Pavilion
9:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.
75-5760 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona

Visit three working Kona coffee farms in North and South Kona. Fee includes transportation and lunch. Reservations required; book online at www.kona-coffee-council.com.

Kona Historical Society
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook

The story of Kona coffee pioneers is told through educational and fun self-guided tours showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Kamehameha Schools Coffee, Community and Cultural Workshops 
Keauhou Shopping Center
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
78-6831 Alii Dr, Keauhou  

Kona’s farmers will have their coffee brewed and available to taste and purchase. Local artisans from Hawaii’s multi-ethnic groups will share their know-how with hands-on crafts including lauhala weaving, lei making and entertainment.

Quilt Show
Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
75-5626 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters express unique interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage.

The Kona Coffee Art Show Judging & Artist Reception 
Donkey Mill Art Center
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

Celebrate the arts and enjoy a potluck dinner with featured artists and friends. Kona Brewing Company will be serving their Pipeline Porter, made with 100% Kona coffee.

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Presents
Uwasa no Kyotaro - Live from Japan
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Keauhou Shopping Center Courtyard Stage

Showcasing the Enka style of Japanese folk songs, Uwasa no Kyotaro, a recording artist from Japan, will be accompanied by traditional music for a concert under the stars. Festival button required.

Saturday, 11/9

Kamehameha Schools Kona Coffee Label & Website Display
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Standout Kona coffee labels and website designs that best market Kona’s world famous coffee.

The Kona Coffee Art Show & Competition
Donkey Mill Art Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

Travel up to Kona coffee country and this restored Kona coffee mill that is now the vibrant home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture to enjoy the works of local artists.

Quilt Show
Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
75-5626 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters express unique interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage.

Kamehameha Schools
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival’s Ho‘olaule‘a
Keauhou Shopping Center
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.           
78-6831 Alii Dr, Keauhou  

This multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of Kona coffee brings together a kid’s world, hands-on cultural workshop an interactive Global Village, the popular Ethnic Food Market, a Kona Coffee Corridor and all-day live entertainment culminating with taiko drummers and a Bon Dance showcasing over 200 paper lanterns.

Sunday, 11/10

Kamehameha Schools Kona Coffee Label & Website Display
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Standout Kona coffee labels and website designs that best market Kona’s world famous coffee.

KBXtreme Scholarship Bowling Tournament
9:00 a.m.
75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona

Open to bowlers of all levels. Format is 9 Pin, No-Tap Singles, 100% handicap. Proceeds benefit Miss Kona Coffee scholarship. Festival button is required to participate.

Kona Coffee 101 Seminar
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Expert panel discussion focuses on Kona’s coffee industry. Festival button is required to participate.

Aloha Makahiki Concert
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou

Ancient Hawaiian Makahiki blessing by Kumu Mika Keale-Goto with Halau Keale Keauhou, Kona and Tokyo. Traditional Hawaiian music and hula with renowned musicians Martin Pahinui, Aaron Mahi, George Kuo, Stephen Akana and more. Free with Festival button.