Grind Time Hawaii: 12th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival announces schedule

Grind Time Hawaii: 12th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival announces schedule

The first events of the 12th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival have been announced, with exclusive presale access available to First Hawaiian Bank customers now through May 25.

Once again, you can join an all-star lineup of chefs for three weekends of fancy foodie fun on Maui, the Big Island and Oahu from Oct. 20 through Nov. 6.

Guests will be able to toast with culinary celebrities, winemakers and mixologists, all while supporting local culinary and agricultural organizations.

“Big, Bold & Beautiful” is set for Oct. 22 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, followed by “Bourbon, Brews & BBQ” at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Oct. 28 and “Momo & The Tiger” on Nov. 3 at the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach.

First Hawaiian Private Banking customers, use your personal Mastercard to purchase tickets. You’ll also be able to take part in a “Preferred Access” ticket program for select events, which allows for early VIP entry at general admission prices (a savings of $100).

More details about additional festival events and special, hands-on experiences are also available online.

Here’s the full lineup as of May 19:

Oct. 22: Big, Bold & Beautiful
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
6 to 9 p.m.

Oct. 23: Stars, Beards & Diamonds
Royal Lahaina Resort
6 to 9 p.m.

Oct. 28: Bourbon, Brews & BBQ
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
6 to 9 p.m.

Oct. 29: Cuisines of the Sun
CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection
6 to 9 p.m.

Nov. 3: Momo & The Tiger
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
6 to 9 p.m.

Nov. 4: Hawaiian Airlines Presents On Cloud Wine
Hawaii Convention Center
6 to 9 p.m.

Nov. 4: Friends with Cocktails Hosted by Adam Richman
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
9 p.m. to midnight

Nov. 6: HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen with Chef Roy Yamaguchi
The BARN at the SALT at Our Kakaako
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Nov. 6: Bacardi Presents Cheers & Queers
Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nov. 6: The Art of Food & Wine
Cocktail Reception at 5 p.m.
Dinner at 6 p.m.

Tickets for these events go on sale to the general public on May 26 at HFWF.me.