This amazing food festival is another reason to love Hawaii

Travelers know that Hawaii is easy to love. With picturesque beaches, incredible scenery and nightly breathtaking sunsets, it’s a truly unforgettable destination. And since the the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival takes place every October, food lovers have another reason to visit this tropical paradise in the fall.

Now in its ninth year, the festival has grown considerably, attracting chefs, culinary professionals and attendees from across the globe. Over the years, it has evolved from a small event into a wildly popular three-island, month-long festival with a variety of events, taking place at an array of tropical locations, many featuring stunning ocean views and a big serving of aloha (it’s Hawaii, after all).

With so many chefs, breweries and wineries involved in the events, there’s an abundance of opportunities to taste some classic and innovative dishes from a number of inventive creators – from the islands and far beyond.