Saturday, April 13, 2019

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

at the:


Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 

71 Banyon Drive, Hilo, Hawaii

Free to the public and hosted by the East Hawaii Cacao  Association • See how chocolate is made from tree to bar • Free information and handouts • Cacao seedling giveaway to the first 750 attendees • Chocolate and cacao products from local chocolate makers • Silent Auction • Cacao farm tours • Chocolate Passports for premium chocolate tastings • Grand Prize drawing for Passport holders • Everyone welcome!

Many thanks to our Sponsors!

County of Hawaii, Friends of  Liliʻuokalani  Gardens, B.I.G. Build It Green, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Paradise Helicopters, Mauna Kea Cacao,

Kai Ikena Farms, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, BEI Hawaii, HPM,  and more!

Vendors include: 

2018 People's Choice 1st place winner 

- Puna Chocolate Co.

 2018 People's Choice 2nd place winner

- Mauna Kea Cacao

2018 People's Choice 3rd place winner 

- Red Water Cafe 


Hawaiian Crown 


Hilo Sharks Chocolate

Ohana Cookies

Aloha Bean Coffee

4 Da Love of Chocolate 

Wild Things Hawaii 

Chocolate Wave

Educational tables include:   

East Hawaii Cacao Association

UH Master Gardeners


Hawai`i Farmers Union United

Kona Cacao Association

Big Island Cacao Co-op

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Big Island Invasive Species Committee

Little Fire Ant Lab

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

HIplan and more!   



 Event List Coming Soon 

East Hawaii Cacao Association



Est. 2014  
We are a 501(c), and our purpose is to promote cacao growing and supporting the small farmers through monthly educational meetings and guest speakers. We meet every 4th Friday of the month at the Mokupa pa pa discovery center. This is the only state in the nation that can grow cacao and is already a multi-million dollar industry.

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East Hawaii Cacao Association

808-345-0594 Patrick Merritt

Festival Date & Location

WHEN: Saturday April 13th: 10am - 4pm

WHERE: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel -  71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720

See Map For Directions