Sweet and savory "oohs" and "aahhs" will keep your tastebuds happy at the Sixth Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th, 2017. This fun, interactive weekend includes a chocolate factory tour, educational cacao farming seminars, cooking demonstrations and a festive gala featuring food booths, wine tastings, DJ music and much more.
Make the evening extra special with Gala VIP tickets, and enjoy early access (before general admission opens), reserved tables, a private bar plus a special VIP only gift bag. Limited tickets available so hurry and order them now!
For the second year in a row the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is offering fantastic room packages that include festival tickets, as well as an indoor/outdoor space for the Gala evening. Gala tickets include unlimited tasting at more than 30 food stations, Kona Brewery beer tastings, wine tasting, an all-you-can-enjoy tacos and mole bar and signature cocktails.
The Big Island Chocolate Festival is a fundraiser that benefits the Kona Kohala Chef's Association scholarship program for local culinary college students, and enrichment programs for local schools and organizations. The festival culminates in a fabulous evening of sweet and savory chocolate tastings, wine tastings, live music, dancing and great times shared with old and new friends.
* Chocolate Factory and Farm Tour — This unique tour is of one of the best chocolate farms in the state — Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory.
* Cacao Farm Seminars/Workshops — Perfect for the aspiring cacao farmer and to learn the latest on cacao farming.
* Culinary Workshops and Demonstrations — Enjoy a range of cooking demonstrations from local chefs.