WEDS EVENTS - May 11, 2022
Weds - Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Plantation Farm Tour
- When is the tour? 11 am, $25
- Where is the tour? At the OHCF farm in Keauhou, near Kona town. Click here for the directions.
- Does the tour start at The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. No. It starts and ends at the OHCF farm.
- How do I book the tour? Click our online tickets page and look for the tour.
FRIDAY EVENTS - May 13, 2022
Friday - Cacao Farm Seminars & Chef Culinary Demonstrations
- When and where are the educational cacao farm seminars? The two farming seminars are held at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. You can see the schedule here.
- What time do they start? 1 pm
- How do I buy Tickets? https://bigislandchocolatefestival.com/tickets/
- Do I have to attend all four seminars? No, you may attend whichever you like. The ticket is $79 for ALL FOUR seminars on Friday in advance and includes lunch, or $59 without lunch.
- If you just want to attend one or two seminars the cost is $30 each that can be paid at the door.
SATURDAY EVENTS - May 14, 2022
Fundraising Gala & Silent Auction
- What’s the date and time of the gala? Saturday, May 14, 2022, 5pm - 9pm.
- Is there only one gala? Yes, on Saturday, May 14, 2022
- Where will it be held? Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa ballroom and outside courtyard.
- What’s the gala attire? It's fun and festive so think party time!
Women: Cocktail wear, flirty dresses, nice pants or shorts, comfortable shoes (part of the event is on grass so be mindful of dressy shoes with heels.
Men: Black brings a sophisticated look. Aloha shirts, dress khakis (pants or shorts). No beach sandals or shoes, please.
- Can I buy a ticket at the event? Yes but we encourage you to purchase online here to make sure it’s not sold out. That ticket price for dinner tickers is $250 at the door so we encourage you to purchase online here. We will have a Drink & Dancing Ticket that will give you access to the event 7-9 pm for $85. This ticket opens late Thursday night.
- Do you have hotel room packages that include tickets to the gala? Yes and we have limited rooms, so don't wait! You can contact the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa if you need to add anything special to your reservation.