8th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival

We are pleased to announce the winners of the eighth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival held at Royal Kona Resort on August 13, 2016. Thank you to everyone who participated. It was a great pleasure to watch you mix up 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!

Congratulations to our winners!

Winner and Title of World’s Best Mai Tai: Art Deakins of Bar Leather Apron in Honolulu, HI

Second Place: Tim Rita of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV

Third Place: Kevin Beary of Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago, IL

BBQ Winners:

Judges Choice: Cool Runnings Catering of Kailua-Kona, HI

People’s Choice: Umeke Restaurant in Kailua-Kona, HI

Visit our Photos and Videos pages for highlights from prior festivals. Join us next year for the ninth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival to be held in August of 2017. Schedule and other festival details will be forthcoming in the near future.