Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival

April 14th 10am - 4pm

at the 

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel


Chocolate Passports


Cacao plant  giveaway

Free cacao farm tours

About Us

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.

Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival

Being held on April 14th at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in downtown Hilo


All  about Cacao. Free to the public! Hosted by the East Hawaii Cacao  Association. See how chocolate is made- tree to bar. Lots of information  and handouts. 500 free cacao seedlings! Silent auction. Many local  Chocolate makers selling their chocolate and cacao related items. Farm  tours.  'Chocolate Passports' (gets you many samples-25$) prizes! Every  one welcome!

Many thanks to our Sponsors!   Sponsors include:  County of Hawaii, B.I.G. build it green solar, Friends of  Liliʻuokalani   gardens, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Paradise Helicopters, Office of Hawaiian  Affairs, BEI Hawaii, Discover Float Hawaii, HPM, Kai Ikena Farms, Cats  Cacao Service and more!

Vendors include: Royal Crown Chocolate,  Hilo Sharks Chocolate, Talking House Chocolate, Puna Chocolate, Aloha  Bean Coffee, Red Water Cafe, 4 da Love of Chocolate, Big Island  Chocolate, Wild Things Hawaii, Mahalani Chocolate, The Chocolate Wave  and more!

Educational tables include: East Hawaii Cacao  Association, Kona Cacao Association, Master Gardeners, Farmers Union  United, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaiian Cacao and Chocolate  Association, Big Island Cacao Co-op, Cats Cacao Studio, Big Island  Invasive Species, CTAHR, Little Fire Ant Lab and more! 


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East Hawaii Cacao Association

808-345-0594 Patrick Merritt

Festival Date & Location

WHEN: Saturday April 14th: 10am - 4pm

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

See Map For Directions