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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort-

62-100 Kauna'Oa Drive

Kohala Coast, HI 96743

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Make your life even sweeter by attending the 9th Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival, May 1 & 2, 2020 at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. In this eco-friendly affair, you get to explore chocolate cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, farm education on cacao growing, touring an actual cacao farm and then ending this affair with one of the tastiest events of the year, our gala!

The 2020 gala event will be held on Saturday, May 2 and the ticket price includes unlimited tastings at more than 25 food stations, unlimited beer and wine pours from our various sponsors, an all-you-can-enjoy sponsored food bar, signature cocktails, DJ and live music, a fabulous silent auction and all around chocolate-themed fun. Limited Early Bird and VIP gala tickets are available starting November 29, 2019. With VIP tickets you'll enjoy early access (before general admission opens), reserved tables and a private bar.

For the sixth year in a row The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is offering fantastic room packages that include gala and event tickets. Our theme is 'Choco-Lei Day' and plays off the theme of May day - given it is the first event we have had in a while the first weekend of May. You can learn more about this here: The schedule is updated often so sign up for our emails and like us on Facebook.

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. (KCA) The mission and goal of this non-profit organization is to promote the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawai‘i by presenting BICF as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts. We encourage you to become a member of KCA and support our cause.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS (tickets available March 1, 2020 - Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date):

  • 5/1/2020) - confirmed 11 am to 12 pm - Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm Tour— Take a behind-the-scenes peek at how cacao becomes our favorite sweet and savory treat. Eco-toursim at its finest. Learning how chocolate is made from the pod to the finished product. This is an off site actual farm tour. All proceeds go to raise funds for our selected beneficiaries.

  • (5/1/2020) - Cacao Farm Seminars/Workshops — Perfect for the current and aspiring cacao farmers seeking to learn the latest techniques, industry updates, processing and more.

  • (5/2/2020) - Cooking Demonstrations — Enjoy a range of culinary cooking and technique demonstrations from local chefs to uplevel your cooking skills!

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Big Island Chocolate Festival Team

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62-100 Kauna'Oa Drive

Kohala Coast, HI 96743

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