Sunday, April 14, 2013

Big Island Avocado Festival & Recipe Contest

The creamy green fruit was celebrated once again at the 7th Annual Avocado Festival held at the Sheraton Kona.

The free event included a variety of food and craft vendors, live music and hula, a recipe contest, and appearances by Miss Kona Coffee and Avocado Man.

10 foot tall Avocado Man
Samples of recipe contest entries were on offer and included a number of creative and delicious dishes including the overall winner, Avocado Truffles and the People's Choice winner, Mushroom and Avocado Flan. My entry, Avocado Kim Chee Potstickers, got a nod for creativity. I'll be posting the recipe soon.

Avocado Kim Chee Potstickers
If you missed this free community event this year, look for it again next spring. And work on those avocado recipes!


  1. Aloha, Gwen..just wanted to tell you that I loved your entry in the avo contest. I wish we had had a prize for creativity - maybe we should add one next year. Mahalo for being such a trooper and entering as many recipe contests as you do around the island. I know the festivals appreciate your entries, enthusiasm and support. Imua!

    1. Thanks Sonia. I always have fun whether I win or not. The best thing about entering is hopefully sparking people's interest and willingness to cook with more local ingredients.


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