The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is made possible through the support of Hawaii Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program and the generous sponsorship of UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd., Kamehameha Schools, Alaska Airlines, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and numerous other corporate and community donors.
The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii. The 2022 Festival starts brewing November 4 through 13 with ten days of events promoting Hawaii’s unique culture and diversity and supporting the Festival’s mission to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s unique coffee heritage
Festival Takes Home Four Golds
Every year, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival strives to produce an experience enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike through the sharing of the unique history and culture of Kona coffee pioneers, farmers and artisans throughout the 10-day festival.
It is indeed an honor when Hawaii’s oldest food festival is recognized with accolades and awards.
Each year the International Festivals & Events Association recognizes outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival IFEA Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards
Best Event Program or Magazine
Best Promotional Poster
Best Single Magazine Display Ad
Best Ad Series
Previous Festival Awards include:
Best Fall Festival
National Geographic “Best Fall Festival in the United States.”
AARP “7 Fun Fall Festival Across the U.S.”
Frommer’s “Best Places to Go in 2020.”
National Geographic Traveler “The Best Food Festival in Every U.S. State.”
Fodor’s “Weird Fall Food Festivals.”
Country Living Magazine “29 Best Fall Festivals and Fairs Across the United States.”
Expedia Viewfinder’s “Essential Fall Experiences across America.”
Country Living magazine“22 of the Best Fall Festivals to Celebrate the Season.”
Lonely Planet's Global Coffee Tour book listed Kona Coffee Cultural Festival as a world's best coffee experience.