Big Island Chocolate Festival Seeks Beneficiaries

November 25, 2016, 10:00 AM HST (Updated November 25, 2016, 10:15 AM)

Big Island Chocolate FestivalThe sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival invites nonprofit organizations to apply as beneficiaries of the 2017 event, which will be held on April 28 and 29 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Kohala Coast.

The festival annually awards nonprofits a portion of event proceeds.

Beneficiaries should be associated with culinary education, cacao farming/education, local chocolate, farming or sustainability.

Awards will be given ranging from $500 to $6,000; beneficiaries are expected to provide volunteers and support event execution.


Visit for application details; the deadline is Dec. 31, 2016.

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association Inc. The mission and goal of KCA 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. For information, visit

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is located at 62-100 Kauna‘Oa Drive.



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