Tickets are selling fast for the annual Big Island Chocolate Festival (BICF), held April 28 and 29 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Kohala Coast.  Sponsored by the Kona Cacao Association, the BICF will feature more than 25 chefs and chocolatiers to the delight of the hundreds of residents, guests and vacationers. General admission tickets for the April 29th Gala fundraiser include beer, wine and signature cocktail tastings, indulge at the four-foot tall chocolate fountain, unlimited food tastings, dancing, 
live entertainment from Magic Strings and access to a silent auction.  Tickets are also for sale for the other exciting events, such as tastings, private tours and cooking demonstrations. Visit for more information and ticket purchases.


Don’t miss a live demonstration from Chef Donald Wressel from Guittard Chocolate, who will be creating a volcano-themed sculpture made with over forty pounds of gourmet chocolate to help celebrate the 100th birthday of Volcanoes National Park.