Auction Ends: Apr 27, 2019 08:30 PM HST

Kona Cacao Association Inc is getting ready to run an online auction fundraiser.

Starting on April 20, 2019, Kona Cacao Association, Inc will be auctioning off many different items including: jewelry, art, sculptures and many off-island adventures!

We are raising funds for our chosen beneficiaries that will be identified by February 2019. 

Some of our previous beneficiaries include

  • Culinary arts scholarships for UH Maui
  • New and expanded studio for Kona Dance & Performing Arts
  • Waimea Country Schools garden program 
  • Supporting cacao growers & farmers through HIP-ag
  • The HCC Palamanui Culinary Program strives to create products from local
    growers for all of their events and campus luncheons.

Want to contribute? You can contribute by registering to bid even if you can't make the event! This is an online bidding auction via mobile phones where you can bid regardless of attendance to the event!

You can also help us by spreading the word and sharing this auction with your friends!

Give a little and get a lot in return.

If you have something to donate, click on the "DONATE ITEMS" button to contribute to our catalog directly, we appreciate your generosity and support! Whether you have 1 item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you'll be helping to raise money for our beneficiaries, and you'll receive a mention on our site that can link back to your own web page.

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Live Event Details

Sat Apr 27, 2019
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Make your life even sweeter by attending the Eighth Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival, April 26 & 27, 2019 at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.

From chocolate cooking demonstrations and a unique tequila and chocolate pairing event to the fun and festive gala of all galas, our annual event is the sweetest (and savoriest) event of the year!

The 2019 gala event will be held on Saturday, April 27 and the ticket price includes unlimited tastings at more than 25 food stations, unlimited beer and wine pours from our various sponsors, an all-you-can-enjoy chicken mole bar, signature cocktails, DJ and live music, a fabulous silent auction and all around chocolate-themed fun.

Limited Early Bird and VIP gala tickets are available starting November 23, 2018. With VIP tickets you'll enjoy early access (before general admission opens), reserved tables and a private bar.   For the fifth year in a row The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. is offering fantastic room packages that include gala and event tickets. 

The schedule is updated often visit our website and like us on Facebook.  

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. (KCA) The mission and goal of this non-profit organization 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. We encourage you to become a member of KCA and support our cause.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS (tickets available after February 15, 2019)
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(4/26/19) - Cacao Farm Seminars/Workshops — Perfect for the current and aspiring cacao farmers seeking to learn the latest techniques, industry updates, processing and more.

(4/26/19) - Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm Tour— Take a behind-the-scenes peek at how cacao becomes our favorite sweet and savory treat.

(4/27/19) - Cooking Demonstrations — Enjoy a range of culinary cooking and technique demonstrations from local chefs to uplevel your cooking skills! We look forward to seeing you there! The Big Island Chocolate Festival Team

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