Let us welcome you home this November during the 46th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Join us from November 4th through November 13th, 2016 for a ten-day celebration of nearly 200 years of Kona Coffee history and of the people who preserve its legacy. Since its inception in 1970, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival has organized events and activities that allow locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the Kona District’s rich heritage.
Ever since Henry Nicholas Greenwell and his Kona-grown Arabica coffee received the Award for Excellence at the 1873 World’s Fair in Vienna, Austria, Kona Coffee has been renowned worldwide for its superior quality and smooth character. The Kona Coffee industry has since become one of the most important economic and cultural aspects of the Kona District of Hawaii’s Big Island. Many local families carry on a coffee farming tradition that has been passed down through four or five generations. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival was created not only to bring attention to the region’s long history, but also to the people who have worked so hard and with so much pride to produce the coffee which makes the Kona District famous.
The Holualoa Inn is located within the Kona Coffee Belt, which is one of the best (and most scenic) coffee growing regions in the world. Stay with us to enjoy the view and our fresh-roasted 100% Estate Kona Coffee grown right here on our 30-acre farm. Not only will you be treated to a luxurious and relaxing getaway, but you will also be ideally situated to attend many of the events that take place during the festival. The Holualoa Inn is nestled above Kailua-Kona in the historic artists’ community of Holualoa Village, which is the center of many of the exhibitions and activities hosted by the Coffee Festival. You will be within walking distance from the Holualoa Art Stroll which takes place on November 5th, and just a short drive from the Donkey Mill Arts Center (DMAC) which hosts many of the Festival’s workshops and art exhibits.
You can also take the opportunity to get better acquainted with your coffee from farm to table at the nearby UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate. And of course, you will not want to miss our personal favorite event: the KTA Superstores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest on November 6th, where you will have the opportunity to sample Kona Coffee inspired dishes from some of the best and most innovative chefs on the Big Island. Be sure to look at the complete listing to view all of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Events taking place during your stay and don’t forget to purchase your Kona Coffee Cultural Festival entry button at one of our local vendors.