FREE 6th. Annual Mango Festival
Sunday, June 29 on the beautiful Bayfront Lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.
This year’s festival will continue the magic of fresh, ripe and delicious Hawai`i Island grown Mangos. Displays of the many varieties of mangos locally grown on our beloved Hawai`i Island. Our local grown Mangos can only be tastefully experienced here in Hawai`i.
As mentioned, Hawaiian Mangos are not exported to Mainland USA and will be showcased in a variety of horticultural and culinary activities.
Festival attendees will enjoy a wide array of mangolicious treats and smoothies offered by our local vendors.
Amateur recipe contest offers the local home chefs to create delicious and nutritious mangos in salads, entrees and desserts.
Come join in for the People’s Choice award or better yet bring a recipe and win a great prize from our local Choicemart and Island Natural stores.
Foodie blogger and cookbook author Sonia Martinez is our lead culinary visionary.
Please seek recipe entry details on Facebook at Big Island Mango Festivals or www.mangofest.org.
A presentation by Harold Moodie on grafting mangos and grafted trees will also be for sale. The West Hawaii Master Gardeners will provide free advice for home gardeners at their friendly question-and-answer booth. Mark Suiso of the The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association Mango Association will be on hand offering info and samples for the many unique varieties of mangos grown statewide.
The annual agricultural-themed panel discussion continues to encompass this year’s festival, “Keep the Culture in Agriculture”
Browse among arts and crafts booths and enjoy non-stop entertainment featuring an Opening Pule’, Bolo, Maka, Poncho Man, Auntie Irma’s Kahikina Nahenehe Ohana and Hands of Fatima Bellydance Troupe
Also on display will be original festival poster art signed by Janis Solerno and organic cotton festival T-Shirts.
The 2014 Mango Festival is sponsored by Sanctuary of Mana Ke`a Gardens, Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers-West Hawaii and Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.
This is a Zero Waste Event