One lucky winner will receive 160,000 HawaiianMiles, a four-night stay at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and exclusive tickets to unforgettable #HFWF23 events this November
HONOLULU, HI (June 14, 2023)—The Thirteenth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival® (HFWF) returns this fall, and to celebrate, HFWF is delighted to announce the HFWF23 Summer Sweepstakes in collaboration with Hawaiian Airlines and Outrigger® Resorts and Hotels. One lucky winner will receive a trip for two to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival on Oahu with a grand prize package that includes:
- 160,000 HawaiianMiles for travel on Hawaiian Airlines
- Four-night stay in an ocean view room at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
- Two Priority Access tickets to the Hawaiian Airlines Presents Crush’d event on Friday, November 3 at the Hawaii Convention Center
- Two General Admission tickets to the Burn Baby Burn with Maria Chase from BURN Collective fitness brunch on Sunday, November 5 at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
To enter the sweepstakes, U.S. residents aged 21 and older can visit the HFWF website at hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/hfwf23-sweeps/ and follow the instructions to submit the sweepstakes entry form online. Each participant has the opportunity to increase their chances of winning by entering once per day until June 28 (though the sweepstakes is limited to one entry per person/email address per day). All entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. HST on June 28, 2023 to be considered eligible to win. One lucky winner will be selected at random and notified by email on July 3, 2023.
The HFWF23 Summer Sweepstakes provides food and travel enthusiasts with the opportunity to attend the festival in style and immerse themselves in the vibrant culinary scene of Hawaii. The main event—Hawaiian Airlines Presents Crush’d at the Hawaii Convention Center—is a wine lover’s oasis, boasting a grand tasting experience with world-class wines poured by acclaimed winemakers and sommeliers. Priority Access ticket holders will receive early entry to the event one hour before general admission to enjoy delicious culinary creations prepared by 15 of the nation’s top chefs including Gabi & Greg Denton, Tyler Florence, Rhoda Magbitang, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske, as well as local favorites like Daisuke Hamamoto, Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka. The prize package, which includes air travel and hotel accommodations, is valued at just over $9,000.
“The festival was incredible, out of this world really,” shared one sweepstakes winner who attended HFWF’s signature wine-centric grand tasting at the Hawaii Convention Center last year. “I tried so many delicious plates and paired them with amazing wine selections. I’m still raving about this to all of my friends in the Northeast!”
This year, more than 90 world-renowned chefs and culinary personalities will be joined by winemakers, sommeliers and mixologists to showcase their talents while highlighting the diverse flavors and bountiful local ingredients that make Hawaii a true culinary destination. As the only festival that requires participating talent to use a locally grown, raised or caught product in their dish, HFWF attendees are treated to culinary creations they won’t taste anywhere else. In addition to showcasing local chef talent, the Festival has become a stage to highlight local artists and artisans, makers, musicians, performing and visual artists to rebuild vital industries in Hawaii. Since the beginning, proceeds from the HFWF have supported local aina-based and community organizations committed to culinary and agricultural education, sustainability and cultural programs with over $3.5 million in giving to date.
The Thirteenth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is scheduled for three weekends of events across three islands from October 13-November 5, 2023. For more information about the HFWF23 Summer Sweepstakes, official rules and to enter, please visit www.HFWF.me. Stay connected—follow HFWF on Twitter/Instagram @HIFoodWineFest and Facebook at @HawaiiFoodandWineFestival for sweepstakes information, event details, tickets and more.
For Press & Media inquiries, please contact:
Kristen Lau-Grover, Director of Marketing & PR | [email protected] or 808-721-1849
ABOUT HAWAII FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival® is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The three weekend Festival features a roster of more than 150 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, sommeliers, mixologists, and wine and spirit producers across three islands—making it the largest food and wine festival in the state of Hawaii. Co-founded by two of Hawaii’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs—Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong—the Festival was founded to put a spotlight on Hawaii as a culinary destination during the visitor industry’s shoulder season and showcase the state’s diverse agriculture by requiring all participating chefs to highlight locally grown, raised or caught ingredients in their dishes. In addition to showcasing local chef talent, the festival has become a platform to highlight local artists and artisans, makers, musicians, performing and visual artists to rebuild vital industries in Hawaii. Since the beginning, proceeds from the festival have supported local aina-based and community organizations committed to culinary and agricultural education, sustainability and cultural programs. In 2022 HFWF raised $380,000 to support 17 beneficiaries, bringing total giving since 2011 to $3.5 million.