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Thank you for your interest and promotion of the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Below you will find the latest press releases, articles from other news outlets, and possible storylines with supporting media assets.

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Festival Accolades

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.

In 2022, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival won in the following categories:

Gold Award Best Event Program or Magazine
Gold Award Best Promotional Poster
Gold Award ­ Best Magazine Display Ad
Gold Award Best Ad Series
Gold Award ­ Best Magazine Display Ad
Bronze Award Grand Pinnacle

Other awards and accolades

  • 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.”

World’s Best

  • Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour book listed Kona Coffee Cultural Festival as a world’s best coffee experience.

About Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii. The ten days of events promote Hawaii’s unique culture and diversity and supports the Festival’s mission to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s unique coffee heritage.

Media Contact:

For high-resolution Coffee Festival images or to schedule an interview, contact Laura Aquino at 808.326.7820 or email [email protected]

Media Library

Check out high-resolution, media-quality images of festival events, Kona coffee trees and harvest, scenic views and our signature events.

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