All events for 2020 have been canceled due to COVID-19. Please see home page for official message from the committee.

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There are many ways for anyone to join in the Western Week celebration!

Western Week Parade

All are welcome to join in the Western Week parade on May 16th. If you have an organization or group that wants to walk, ride, or float down Mamane Street, use the attached form.

 For more information on participating in this year’s parade, please call Kai Gacayan at (808)640-6095 or email

Saloon Girls & Cowboys Got Talent

Bring your talent and your best western costume to downtown Honokaʻa to compete on the big stage for $1,500 in cash prizes!

Performances are limited to three minutes and can include: Singing, comedy, dancing, slam poetry, acrobatics, and more! Participants are judged on stage presence and professionalism, western costume and appearance, talent/technical ability, audience response and creativity.

Submit your application by May 9th:

Prizes are as follows:

  • Saloon Girls 1st place: $400
  • Saloon Girls 2nd place: $300
  • Saloon Girls 3rd place: $200
  • Cowboys 1st place: $300
  • Cowboys 2nd place: $200
  • Cowboys 3rd place: $100

(The additional cost of a saloon girls style costume is factored into the prize earnings.)

Silent Auction

The block party silent auction is one of our event’s big fundraisers.

If you have an item you’d like to donate, please send it to:

Western Week Committee
P.O. Box 474
Honokaʻa HI 96727

Become a Vendor at the Farm Fest

The Hāmākua Harvest Farm Festival grows every year. If you have goods to sell and want to participate by having a booth, submit the following form to the address provided in the document.

Portuguese Bean Soup and Smoke Meat Contest

Bring your best recipes to the mid-week cooking showdown and compete for the golden ladle and golden rolling pin.

To enter, fill out the application:

Portuguese Bean Soup/Sweet Bread Application – Coming Soon!

Get Involved With the Behind-the-Scenes Crew

Honokaʻa Western Week is run by people who volunteer their time. Whether you want to help plan, offer to drive a float in the parade, or simply sweep the street afterwards, your help would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, stop by Big Island Grown in downtown Honokaʻa or email: