Archive for April 2019

2019 Big Island Chocolate Festival🍫April 26th + 27th!   Leave a comment

2019 Big Island Chocolate Festival🍫🍫

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 so sign up for our emails 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 – Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date):

(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!🍫

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Spring into Fun at Queens’ MarketPlace~Photos with Pualani Cottontail + Koloa the Duck! 🐰🐥💐   Leave a comment

Spring into Fun at Queens’ MarketPlace~Photos with Pualani Cottontail and Koloa the Duck! 🐰🐥

Pualani Cottontail and Koloa the Duck are making their way to Queens’ MarketPlace this spring!

Join us for a free event for the whole family including photos with Pualani Cottontail and Koloa the Duck + give-a-ways for the keiki!

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Where: Coronation Pavilion

Happy Easter!🌸

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Queens’ MarketPlace Monthly Concert Series~Tomi Isobe!   Leave a comment

Monthly Concert Series – Tomi Isobe

Saturday April 20, 2019

Join us for free LIVE MUSIC, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Coronation Pavilion.

This month – Tomi Isobe! Playing all the best of Blues, Classic Rock, R&B and Hawaiian Favorites

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Coronation Pavilion

Aloha!

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Rhapsody by the Bay – A Benefit Event for Kona Choral Society~Sunday April 14th!   Leave a comment

Rhapsody by the Bay – A Benefit Event for Kona Choral Society

“Rhapsody by the Bay”, an afternoon of fabulous entertainment and a sensational silent auction all in support of the Kona Choral Society!

Gershwin and Jazz selections performed by soloists Dan Garrett, Wendy Buzby, Bernaldo Evangelista, and Amy Mills. Includes one beverage and heavy pupus.

Fundraiser Details:

Sunday, April 14th

11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Mi’s Waterfront Bistro on Ali’i Drive

Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

The 2nd Annual Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival ~ Saturday April 13th!   Leave a comment

The 2nd Annual Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival is coming up next month! Barefoot Chocolatini hosts this guided tour in collaboration with Hilo Sharks Chocolate Farm!

A limited number of free tours to the Hawaiian Crown Cacao Farm in Hilo will be offered during the festival on a first-come, first-served basis. For a guaranteed spot on a special guided tour to Sharkey’s Chocolate Farm in Papaikou, purchase discounted advance tickets now!

The purchase of your ticket grants you a seat in the van to and from the festival at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel to Sharkey’s Cacao Farm in Papaikou (15 minutes each way). In thirty minutes time, you will tour the orchard, see cacao trees from young seedlings to mature fruiting trees and learn how to care for them. You will see fermentation boxes, drying racks, and taste warm gooey chocolate from the melanger. This is a fun and educational teaser of a Barefoot Chocolatini tour.

Details for the festival:

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 Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Paradise Helicopters, Mauna Kea Cacao, Kai Ikena Farms, 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

🍫Hawaiian Crown

🍫Lavaloha

🍫Hilo Sharks Chocolate

🍫Ohana Cookies

🍫Aloha Bean Coffee

🍫4 Da Love of Chocolate

🍫Wild Things Hawaii

🍫SAA Chocohearts

🍫Chocolate Snob

🍫Honoka`a Chocolate Co.

🍫Leilani Chocolate

🍫Pa`auilo Chocolate

🍫A & D Orchards

🍫Barefoot Chocolatini

🍫BEI Hawaii

🍫Cacao Farmers of Hawaii

🍫Goodbye Little Fire Ants

EDUCATIONAL TABLES INCLUDE:

🍫East Hawaii Cacao Association

🍫UH Master Gardeners

🍫CTAHR

🍫Hawai`i Farmers Union United

🍫Kona Cacao Association

🍫Cacao Farmers Of Hawaii

🍫Office of Hawaiian Affairs

🍫Big Island Invasive Species Committee

🍫Hawaii Ant Lab

🍫Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

🍫HIplan

EVENT DETAILS:

🍫Saturday, April 13, 2019

🍫9am–4pm at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

🍫71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hawai’i

🍫http://www.barefootchocolatini.com/

Hope to see you there!

Cheers to Chocolate~

Karen

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com