The Big Island Chocolate Festival (BICF) is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. The mission and goal of this new association 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.

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is being held on April 28-29, 2017 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Hawaii on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Festival encompasses seminars, demonstrations, a student chef competition, a professionally judged taste off competition, a gala fundraiser and a silent auction. Proceeds from the benefit support the Hawaii Community College-Palamanui, Kona Pacific Charter Public School, Waimea County School and Kona Dance & Performing arts, to learn more about each of these organizations you can read more here. Volunteers

Mahalo to the 2016 BICF sponsors The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, PROVA Gourmet, Guittard Chocolate, Valrhona USA, Kona Auto Center, The Wave, Dolphin Journeys, Hawaii Coffee Connection, Michel Cluizel Chocolatier, LUVA Real Estate - Lance Owens, Amoretti, Republica del Cacao, Callebaut, Kokua Roofing, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, DHX Dependable Hawaiian Express, Kona Brewery Company, Young's Market Company, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, and Cocoa Outlet.

We are still confirming the sponsors for this upcoming event happening on April 29, 2017. If you are interested in learning more about the power of sponsorship, please contact Alex Mitchell directly at 808.333.0888.

Confirmed 2017 Sponsors

Premiere Sponsors

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Event Sponsors

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Community Sponsors

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Media Sponsor

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Printing Sponsor

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