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9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival

We are pleased to announce the winners of the ninth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival held at Royal Kona Resort on August 19, 2017. 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: Kevin Beary of Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago, IL
Second Place: Justin Kipapa of Myna Tiki Bar in Honolulu, HI
Third Place: Paul Schreuder of Bar Leather Apron in Honolulu, HI

BBQ Winners:

Judges Choice: Kona Butcher Shop
People's Choice: Broke Da Mouth Grindz & Catering

Visit our Photos and Videos pages for highlights from this year and prior years festivals.

We will be back next year bigger, better, and tastier than ever for the TENTH Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival to be held Saturday, August 18, 2018. Schedule and other festival details will be forthcoming in the near future.