2011 Kona Coffee Festival Call for Entries and Schedule of Festival

Kona coffee will take center stage at the 41st annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival coming in November. Several events are calling local residents and visitors to take part in the Festival fun. Below are Festival call for entries.

2011 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Picking Contest
Rise early on Sunday November 6. Registration starts at 7:30 am at the Ueshima coffee farm in Holualoa. Coffee pickers of all ages and experience are welcome!

KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest
Got a favorite recipe using 100% Kona coffee? Hurry up and enter in the professional, amateur, culinary student and keiki divisions for great cash prizes and bragging rights. Entry forms available at konacoffeefest.com. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, November 2.

Kona Coffee Art Show
Art must be on the theme of coffee, either by subject matter or medium. Entry form and pictures due on October 28. Entry forms available at konacoffeefest.com

WholeCup Consulting and UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Cupping Competition
Kona Crown division entry closes November 3rd. Classic division is limited to 60 farms and entry division closes October 26.Winner of the Crown competition will receive a 2011 First Place Ribbon and will have 2000 Lbs. of their coffee sold to UCC and enjoyed by UCC customers around the World. Log onto konacupping.com for entry forms.

Kona Barista Jam and Ultimate Barista Challenge
The new Kona Barista Jam and international Ultimate Barista Challenge (UBC) ® Hawaii are looking for Hawaii barista to compete in the celebrated UBC Hawaii barista competition. The top scoring Hawaii barista will win a trip to attend the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America conference in Portland, Oregon next April.

Log onto konabaristajam.com for entry forms or email sherri@ultimatebarsitachallenge.com

Kona Coffee Lei Contest
This popular event is part of Saturday, November 12 Kona Coffee Marketplace-Festivalof Artists and Ethnic Foods at Makaeo County pavilion. There will be two categories Wili and Kui and cash prizes for 1-3 places. Entries must be submitted by 10am Saturday, November 12 at Makaeo County pavilion. Log onto konacoffeefest.com for entry forms and more information.

About Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized as the oldest and most successful food festival in Hawaii.

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized and supported as a ‘Major Festival’ by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) as the Festival showcases Hawaii’s unique culture and diversity. Kamehameha Schools is a presenting sponsor of the 2011 WholeCup Consulting and UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Cupping Competition; Kona Barista Jam & Ultimate Barista Challenge Hawaii; and Kona Coffee Market Day at Makaeo County Pavilion. Keauhou Resort is a presenting sponsor of the 2011 official Kona Coffee Cultural Festival events in Keauhou Resort. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is also supported by Ueshima Coffee (UCC Hawaii) Corp., KTA Super Stores, Kawakami Family of Captain Cook Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, Rapozo Kamaaina Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, West Hawaii Today, and numerous other corporate and community donors.

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