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25th Annual HomeBrew Competition
Entries from US and Pacific Islands! Submission deadline coming soon!

Saturday, March 14: 13th Annual 5k/10k Run for Hops
At BMW of Hawaii at 7:30 a.m.
Early Bird Registration coming soon!

Saturday, March 14: 25th Annual Kona Brewers Festival

At the oceanfront lu’au grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. 

1:30     Connoisseur’s Lounge guests arrive to show tickets and receive wristbands

Entrance near Kona Beach Hotel Pool, Honu’s Restaurant

1:50     Oli offered by Kumu Keala Ching and Connoisseur’s Lounge opens for VIP Ticket holders

2:15     Welcome to Kona BrewFest 2019, Mattson Davis on the Main Stage- What’s on Tap- Participating Brewers~Mazama, Innovations

2:40     Blessing ~ Ahuena Heiau

3:00     Taps Open ~ Stage ~ Music ~

3:45     Stage~ Brewery Announcements ~ Mahalo from Tony, Pink Boots Society Collaboration, Home Brew Competition Awards,  Hawaii Vacation Photo Contest Announcement

4:00     Connoisseur’s Lounge Closes

4:05     Stage ~ Music ~

4:10     Media Meet and Greet ~ Bill Fisher Lounge ~ For Invited Media Guests

4:50     Stage ~ The Ke Kai Ala Foundation Message – Honor 25th Anniversary of Kona Brewing Company

5:05     Stage ~ Trash Fashion Show

5:45     Stage ~ Music ~

7:00    Taps Closed

Check Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for:

  • Breweries, Restaurants, Musicians, Artists and Sponsors
  • Entertainment Schedule with ability to create personal notifications
  • Event Updates
  • Map
  • Ability to chat with other event attendees or post for ticket swap

The Kona Brewers Festival celebrates 25 years, tapping up ales and lagers from across the nation. The craft beer is served alongside island-style cuisine from the Big Island’s best restaurants. The sell-out event also features live music, hula and the ever popular Trash Fashion Show.

What began as a beer festival with the goal of raising awareness for recycling has blossomed into one of Kona’s most popular and profitable fundraising weekends. Dozens of community organizations work together to benefit each other while providing thousands of residents and visitors a chance to appreciate craft beer, island-style cuisine and spectacular live entertainment.


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