NEW DATE – December 5, 2021

HONOLULU, HI (October 14, 2021)—Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF), today announces that the Kamehameha Schools Presents Backyard BBQ & Mele on the Lawn event will be rescheduled for December 5, 2021, from 5:30 to 9:00 P.M. at Bishop Museum. HFWF moves the event in accordance with updated mandates from state and health officials related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time in Festival history, HFWF crafts an evening to showcase Hawai‘i’s rich culture and top talent and across local culinary, creative, fashion and entertainment industries. Chef and musical lineups will feature Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winners Na Leo and Keauhou, alongside chefs and pit masters from Easy ‘Que, Nui Kealoha, Sunset Texas Barbeque, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers and Tex 808 BBQ + Brews. Partnerships with Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative, Hawaiian lifestyle brand MANAOLA, as well as event co-hosts Brook Lee and Manu Boyd, will also proceed as planned.

“We remain committed to our mission to showcase and promote Hawai‘i’s vital industries, particularly our restaurant, visitor, creative and entertainment businesses,” said Denise Yamaguchi, co-founder and CEO of Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. “Like many others, we have stayed resilient during these uncertain times and have been able to pivot our events and continue to uplift our local communities. We appreciate the flexibility and support of our partners, sponsors and guests and look forward to a great event in December.”

Tickets for Kamehameha Schools Presents Backyard BBQ & Mele on the Lawn are on sale at Guests must be 21 years or older to attend the event. Tickets are $250 per person. A very limited number of VIP tents accommodating eight guests are also on sale for $5,000, inclusive of preferred seating, additional menu items including a specialty seafood platter, a gourmet charcuterie and cheese board, and elevated wine, beer and cocktail options.

Adhering to the latest requirements by the City & County of Honolulu, all attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination in order to attend the event. Further information about health and safety is available on the HFWF FAQ page and questions can be directed to

To ease any inconvenience for current ticket holders, HFWF offers options:

  • Tickets may be transferred to the new December event date without further action needed. New ticket(s) will be received on or around October 20, 2021.
  • Guests unable to attend the new event date may receive a full refund. *Guests may also choose to make a donation to support the Festival. Refunds must be requested by October 20, 2021.

Guests may contact for support.

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ABOUT HAWAI‘I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL                                                                                                                             The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of more than 150 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, sommeliers, mixologists, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival showcases culinary experiences, wine tastings, cultural engagement and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the State’s bounty of fresh, local produce, seafood, beef, poultry and spices. Since 2011, the Festival has given over $3 million to support local beneficiaries committed to culinary and agricultural education, sustainability and cultural programs in Hawai‘i.