Alas, Thanks to Covid we are planning for a rescheduled 13th (almost) Annual Expo for Spring of 2021 – Pandemic willing.
As a major goal of our rescheduled (outdoor) event, we are adopting the theme of enhancing Hawai’i Island’s food security and Community strength. We shall also be modeling new strategies and tactics necessary to hold public events during the pandemic.
We are also making contingency plans to create a Virtual Expo that will be presented next Spring if the pandemic still precludes large face to face gatherings.
Please peruse the following description of our cancelled 2020 event as a sample of what we will try to present next spring.
Save the Dates: May 9th and 10th, 2020
Saturday, May 9th: Gourmet Local Foods Dinner and Entertainment fundraiser
From 2pm to 6pm
Sunday, May 10th: Kona Coffee and Small Farms Expo
From 10am to 4pm
New, cooler, more spacious location at the Honaunau Rodeo Grounds and Pavilion.
2020 Kona Coffee and Small Farms EXPO
We are excited about expanding the scope of this year’s Expo to include networking and providing resources that address the concerns of all Small Farmers here in Kona.
At this new location we will schedule multiple events including tabling in the pavilion, space for a large number of vendor/presenter tents, food vendors and speakers and affinity group conversations in the pavilion and the bleacher space. We are also booking continuous entertainment on a solar powered stage along with inviting appearances from some of the folks running for office this year.
Please help us out. Volunteer to help us plan Expo and/or help out on the day of the Dinner and/or Expo. We are actively soliciting sponsors, vendors and presenters for Expo right now. If you have any ideas for subject areas or people or organizations you’re involved with or who you think we should include, please pass the information on to our coordinator Ally Brown at 808-796-1340 or Aesha Shapiro at 808-443-3884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org