$75 Gala Tickets Are Sold Out! But Wait…


While VIP and general admission tickets are sold out for the Big Island Chocolate Festival, the following ticket options are still available at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel:

A “Chocolate Lovers One Day Pass” for May 14 that includes tthree culinary demonstrations with sampling 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., followed by general entry into the 5:30-9 p.m. gala. Price is $125.

* Fifty gala tickets will be sold at the door for $100 each starting 4:30 p.m. May 14.

Cacao agricultural seminars, focusing on farming cacao and its fermentation are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May. 13. Price is $40 in advance or $30 each at the door.

Presented by the Kona Cacao Association (KCA), event proceeds benefit the ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Assn./University of Hawai‘i endowment fund for the culinary program at Hawai‘i Community College-Palamanui and programs at Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua.

This year’s gala theme is “Lavalicious-A Chocolate Salute to the 100th Birthday of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.” Taste sweet and savory creations by chefs, chocolatiers, confectioners and beverage purveyors, plus vote for the People’s Choice Award. Also on tap will be fine wines, handcrafted ales and cocktails, chocolate sculptures, chocolate body painting, entertainment and a silent auction.


Chef Derek Poirier will be teaching attendees how to make a variety of pastry delights!

Find ticket info, including details on the event’s May 13-14 agricultural activities and culinary demonstrations, at www.BigIslandChocolateFestival.com. Special room rates can be reserved directly at the hotel at www.HapunaBeachPrinceHotel.com/events or by calling and letting them know you are the Big Island Chocolate Festival.

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