• Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (map)
  • 62 Kauna'Oa Drive
  • Waimea, HI, 96743
  • United States

We think coffee and chocolate are a delectable pair and they're even better when both grown here on the Big Island.  Come visit our booth to pair the best Kona Coffee with the best Big Island Chocolate. 

The Festival features seminars, demonstrations, a student chef competition, a professionally judged taste off competition, a gala fundraiser and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the American Culinary Federation, Kona Kohala Chefs Association, Kona Dance & Performing Arts, Kona Pacific Charter Schools, and Waimea Country School’s Na Keiki Aloha ‘Aina. 

The Big Island Chocolate Festival 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 Hawaii by presenting BICF as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts.