Screen shot 2014-07-15 at 1.39.00 PMThe Puna Culinary Festival is an open invitation to experience the cutting-edge farm-to-fork practices of this district in tandem with the island’s unique blend of cultural influences. Join us for delectable locavore dinners prepared by talented chefs, cooking classes, film, market visits, farm tours and other special events.

The 2015 Schedule is coming soon!


Take a look at the last years 2014 Schedule:

Sunday 9/21/14
Market: 8:30-11:00 am: Maku’u Market
Cooking Class: 2:00-4:00 pm: Luau Foods for the Modern Kitchen with Chef Dana Butler
Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Hawaiian-Style Kālua Pork Dinner with Chef Kenny Drotar
Art Show Event: 7:30-10:00 pm: DELICIOUS: A Feast for the Senses

Monday 9/22/14
Cooking Class: 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Consider the Egg with Chef Kenny Drotar
Event: 3:00-5:00 pm: Kalani Medicinal Plants Tour with Auntie Lynda Tuʻa
Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Local Farm-to-Fork Dinner with Chef Dana Butler
Great Films for a Great Cause: 8:00-9:30 pm: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Tuesday 9/23/14
Farm Tour: 8:30 am-4:00 pm: Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm and Vanilla Bean Luncheon
Event: 3:00-5:00 pm: Lauhala Weaving
Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Big Island Grass-Fed Beef Dinner with Chef Ted Leake

Wednesday 9/24/14
Market: 9:00 am-2:00 pm: Hilo Farmer’s Market and Suisan Luncheon
Cooking Class: 2:30-4:30pm: Hotpot of Transformation with Chef and Shaman Stewart Blackburn
Event: 5:00-10:00 pm: Kalapana Night Market

Thursday 9/25/14
Cooking Class: 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Artocarpus in Traditional and Modern Ways with Chef Scott Laaback
Farm Tour: 1:00-6:00 pm: Hilo Coffee Mill and Ginger Ridge Farm
Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Exotica with Chefs Kenny Drotar & Ellard Resignato
Event: 8:00-9:30 pm: The Green Divas Talk Story

Friday 9/26/14
Farm Tour: 8:30 am-12:30 pm: Dragon’s Eye Farm and Evening Rain Farm
Cooking Class: 2:00-4:00 pm: The Green Way to Juicing and Smoothies with The Green Divas
Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Cacao Dinner with Hawaiian Sanctuaryʻs Chef DK

Saturday 9/27/14
Market: 9:00-11:00 am: SPACE Market
Event: 3:00-5:00 pm: PupuPalooza
Event: 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Puna Lions Club Steak BBQ
Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Big Island Grass-Fed Beef Dinner with Chef Mark Ceranski

Sunday 9/28/14
Market: 8:30-11:00 am: Maku’u Market



– Kalani accommodations are available now.  Make reservations by phone at (800) 800-6886 or online.

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