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Things to do in Kohala: The Kohala County Fair!

“Why Should I Live on The Big Island?” Reason #1: Community Festivals Like the Kohala Country Fair

Who doesn’t love a good fall festival?

After all, they’re a great way for communities to gather together to chat, eat, dance, and celebrate their unique corner of the world—before the clutches of winter close in.

When it comes to this cozy tradition, the Big Island may not have the harsh winter weather to worry about, but there’s still plenty to celebrate in October!

On October 4, 2014, the Kohala Country Fair marks its 30th year of entertaining visitors and residents on the… Read More

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North Kohala vs. South Kohala: Where to Buy Your Big Island Home

They may be neighbors with similar names, but North and South Kohala present two very different versions of life on the Big Island—with contrasting vibes, climates, attractions, and real estate options to consider.  

In the midst of a search of Big Island homes and wondering which area is right for you? Here are a few key differences between North Kohala and South Kohala (a.k.a the Kohala Coast) to help you decide.

Climate and Geography

Both North and South Kohala are found on the west coast of the Big Island.

In North Kohala, the thumb… Read More

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Things to Do in North Kohala – Visit a Working Ranch for a 4th of July Rodeo

The Big Island’s northernmost tip – North Kohala – is a lush, pastoral place. Here you’ll find rolling hills and meadows studded with grazing cattle and blanketed in velvety green. Cooling mists of rain are common here.

While North Kohala’s neighbor, South Kohala (a.k.a The Kohala Coast), boasts alluring luxury resorts and world-class golf, North Kohala bears the hallmarks of a rich agricultural past. Its paniolo (that’s Hawaiian cowboys), cattle, and rodeo tradition present a true slice of Old Hawaii.

North Kohala’s ranching history stretches back generations, when King Kamehameha I was gifted five longhorn cattle that quickly multiplied. Cattle… Read More

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