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 https://bigislandchocolatefestival.com/tickets/.

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is being held on August 14-15, 2020 at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, 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 The 2020 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, Friends of the NELHA, Big Island Music & Arts Academy and Kona Dance & Performing Arts to learn more about each of these organizations you can read more here. Volunteers

Mahalo to the 2019 BICF sponsors Cacao Barry, Callebaut, Cocoa Outlet/The Chocolate Guy, Coconut Wireless Weekly, DHX, Guittard Chocolate Company, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Hawaii Coffee Connection, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, HFM Food Service, Kona Auto Center, Kona Brewing Company, Mehana Brewing Company, Office Max, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory,  Republica Del Cacao, RimFire Imports,  Restaurantware.comSouthern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Tattoo Tequila, Valrhona USA, Waialua Estate Coffee & Chocolate, What to Do Media and The Wave@92FM.

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We are still confirming the sponsors for this upcoming event happening on May 2, 2020. If you are interested in learning more about the power of sponsorship, please contact Stephanie Beeby directly at 808.201.2000.

Confirmed 2019 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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