Mahalo to our many sponsors:

Western Week is completely volunteer run. These amazing folks make it all happen:


A message from the president of the Honokaʻa Business Assocciation:


The Honokaʻa Western Week Committee, Honoka’a Business Association, Hawaiʻi Saddle Club, Hamakua Lions Club and others are very excited to bring Honokaʻa Western Week to the community again, May 16-25, 2020. Events include the popular Paniolo Parade and Block Party, with talent competitions, Portuguese bean soup and sweetbread contests and more, plus the 64th Annual Hawaiʻi Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo, Saturday through Monday.

Trusting this year will be better than ever, our special celebration of paniolo heritage will include educational components that address the needs of school students, as well as the community as a whole.

Additionally, the inspired Honokaʻa Western Week Committee is brainstorming numerous ways to extend the spirit of HWW, including an art-making event for children and adults, music, line-dancing and more.

As you may have already seen, publicity is gearing up for the event series, and we would love to have you be part of it. Sponsorships bring awareness and important recognition as a supporter of our island’s unique educational community and cultural events.

We are humbly asking that your organization support the Western Week Committee with a contribution in order to assist us as we help to connect the Honoka’a of today with its agricultural and paniolo past. This event gives us the opportunity to educate the community on Hamakua’s rich history.   

Your organization will be recognized during the parade, in news releases and advertising wherever possible and online via Honokaʻa Western Week on Facebook and our website.  And, more benefits and upgrades are available with upscaled sponsorships.

Please let us know how you’d like to participate.  Checks payable to “Honokaʻa Business Association” can be sent to P.O. Box 474, Honokaʻa HI 96727.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Hartman at 808-775-9777.  

We look forward to seeing you at Honokaʻa Western Week!


Michelle Hartman

President, Honokaʻa Business Association