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Many handcrafts were available in lines of booths at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Hari and Ramya Srinivasan of Texas try some coconut milk from Emilio Espinoza at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Emilio Espinoza offered some fresh coconut milk and spoon meat at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Miss Kona Coffee 2013 Guinevere Davenport talks avocado with Vika Hanson at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Avocado Man makes his rounds around at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. Here, he visits Debra Jacobsen. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Scott Manley from Studio of Sticks and Stones show off wood carved lanterns made from Norfolk Island pine to Rick Pugh at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Debra Jacobsen mixes up a smoothie made from avocado, banana, coconut and rice milk at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Avocado aficionados got a chance to learn about one of Hawaii’s favorite fruits Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. This seventh annual festival celebrates avocados, a versatile, locally gown fruit that’s a source of healthy monounsaturated fat. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A hula halau performs on the main stage at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A hula halau performs on the main stage at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Part-time Kona resident Eleni Andrews checks out some avocado plants at the seventh annual Hawaii Avocado Festival Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)