The Big Island Chocolate Festival is held in May. The festival in past years has included demonstrations, seminars, a student chef competition, gala fundraiser, a professionally judged taste off competition, and a silent auction. The festival is presented as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry, and cacao enthusiasts.

More information about the festival can be found at http://www.bigislandchocolatefestival.com/