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10th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival

We are pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival held at Royal Kona Resort on August 18, 2018. 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: Justin Park of Bar Leather Apron in Honolulu, HI
Second Place: Kevin Beary of Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago, IL
Third Place: Cory Starr of Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago, IL

BBQ Winners:

Judge's Choice: Diamond Resorts International
People's Choice: Cool Runnings Catering

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

We will be back next year bigger, better, and tastier than ever for the 11th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival to be held in August 2019. Schedule and other festival details will be forthcoming in the near future.