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. To buy tickets, visit

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is being held on May 13-14, 2022 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Festival encompasses seminars, demonstrations, a professionally judged cacao bean competition, a gala fundraiser and a silent auction. Proceeds from the benefit support the The 2022 beneficiaries include the culinary programs at Hawaii Community College Palamanui, Hawai‘i Island High Schools and Maui Community College, plus Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture, Keahole Center for Sustainability, Big Island Music & Arts Academy and Kona Dance & Performing Arts to learn more about each of these organizations you can read more here.

Mahalo to the 2022 BICF sponsors Cacao Barry, Callebaut, Cocoa Outlet/The Chocolate Guy, DHX, Guittard Chocolate Company, Tastes of Aloha, HFM Food Service, Kona Auto Center, Kona Brewing Company, Ola Brew Co, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory,  Republica Del Cacao, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Valrhona USA, Waialua Estate Coffee & Chocolate, and The Wave@92FM.

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We are still confirming the sponsors for this upcoming event happening on May 14, 2022. If you are interested in learning more about the power of sponsorship, please contact Stephanie Beeby directly at 808.201.2000.

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