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The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival & Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll

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“Why Should I Live on The Big Island?”

 Reason #2: The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival & Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll

Calling all coffee lovers! If you’re looking for another reason to move to the Big Island, how about a cup of smooth, decadent Kona coffee … followed by a stroll through one of Hawaii’s most picturesque villages?

Today kicks off the ten-day 44th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, celebrating Kona’s beloved coffee, or kope. The rich soil, beautiful scenery, and bright sunny mornings that make the Big Island paradise on earth also make its climate ideal for growing delicious, aromatic coffee—and Hawaii’s oldest festival celebrates its proud coffee heritage with a robust schedule of fun and informative events for the whole family.

Begin by indulging in the Kona Coffee Cupping Contest and savor the year’s finest Kona coffees, or tag along on the Kona Coffee Belt Farm Tour, where you’ll get an insider’s view on what makes Kona Hawaii’s preeminent coffee so special. History buff? Step back in time with the Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour, where you’ll experience life on a 1920s-era Kona coffee farm.

 If culinary pleasures are more your cup of coffee, there’s the KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest, where you’ll sample Kona coffee recipes in appetizer, entrée and dessert divisions.

 No matter which events you attend, you’ll be sure to delight in this special festival showcasing Kona’s coffee heritage of nearly 200 years—celebrating the people and traditions that make coffee such a treasured and important part of Hawaii’s culture.

 $3 festival button gets you entry to most events. The festival runs from November 7 – 16.

Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll

Once you’ve awakened your senses with the rich aroma of Kona coffee, get a taste of Old Hawaii with the Coffee and Art Stroll in picturesque Holualoa Village. Feel time slow to a relaxing pace as you meander through the historic village, a tucked-away gem where you’ll delight in wandering through local art galleries offering beautiful handcrafted items.

During the Holualoa Coffee and Art Stroll you’ll have the chance to taste Kona coffee from over thirty farms, sample homemade treats, listen to live music, and vote for your favorite coffee.

The Coffee and Art Stroll takes place November 8, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festival button ($3) required. Free parking at Holualoa School and the Catholic Church; or use the public parking area across from the Holualoa ‘Ukulele Gallery.

Have I convinced you? If you’d like to live in a place where the coffee flows freely and the air is alive with vibrant cultural events, please email me—real estate agent Annette Mejia. Let me help you make your dream of owning Big Island real estate a reality! 

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