11th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival

We are pleased to announce the winners of the eleventh annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival held at Royal Kona Resort on August 17, 2019. Thank you to everyone who participated. It was a great pleasure to watch you craft your Mai Tai concoctions and to taste the end result. We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our BBQ competition. It truly was a delicious day!

Congratulations to our winners!

Winner and Title of World's Best Mai Tai: Christina Maffei of Liquid Artistry in Pittsburgh, PA
Second Place: Cory Star of Tiki Tatsu-Ya in Austin, TX
Third Place: Dane Dostert of The Mill House in Wailuku, HI

BBQ Winners:

Judges Choice: Daylight Mind Restaurant
People's Choice: Broke Da Mouth Grindz & Catering

Visit our Photos and Videos pages for highlights from this year and prior years festivals.
Unfortunately, the twelfth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival has been cancelled due to the covid19 pandemic. We look forward to our return next year when we will be back, bigger, better, and tastier than ever. Next year’s event will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021. Schedule and other festival details will be forthcoming in the near future.