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Hanapepe Bake Off Competition

October 28th, 2023 at 3:30 pm9:00 pm


The Kaua‘i Chocolate & Coffee Festival Announces
Saturday, October 28, 2023
3:30 pm – 9 pm

In partnership with
The Hanapepe Economic Alliance &
10th Anniversary Harvest Festival

(see the website for details at kauaichocolateandcoffeefestival.com)

3:30 pm ~ Award Presentation to the 3 winners of the Kauaʻi Chocolate & Coffee Festival Bake-Off.

4 pm ~ Costume Parade with participants to meet in front of the Art & Soul gallery. Parade will be on Hanapepe Road from the Art & Soul Gallery too Far Fetched. Pets in costume are welcome but must be on a leash.  Costume Categories Include: Pets, Keiki 5 and under, Keiki 6-17, Adults 18 and up with one winner selected per category.

Grand prize is a 4-hour boat ride for 2 from Blue Dolphin.

Following the Parade, there will be a Pumpkin display and judging with prizes awarded at Far Fetched Shop plus with keiki games and a DJ from 5 pm – 9 pm.


Categories include: 

– Chocolate Bake-Off Category – contains chocolate ingredient(s)

– Coffee Bake-Off Category – contains coffee ingredient(s)

– Chocolate & Coffee Bake-Off Category – contains chocolate & coffee ingredient(s)

Award presentation will be given on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 3:30 pm at Fonda’s Daughter, 3805 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, HI 96716

Hanapepe is a quaint town. Located on the south shore west of Kōloa, Hanapēpē Town once flourished as one of Kauaʻi’s largest communities. From World War I to the early 1950s, West Side Hanapēpē was also one of Kauaʻi’s busiest towns, alive with G.I.s and sailors who were stationed there for training. Today, “Kauaʻi’s biggest little town” hasn’t changed much over the last century at first look. Its historic buildings are so authentic that the town was used as a location for films like “The Thornbirds” and “Flight of the Intruder,” and even served as the model for the Disney film “Lilo and Stitch.” But now those plantation-style buildings are home to charming shops, local eateries and more art galleries than any other spot on Kauaʻi.

This event is in conjunction with the 8th Kauaʻi Chocolate & Coffee Festival a celebration of all thing’s chocolate and coffee with lots of sampling, educational displays and workshops, entertainment and exhibitor booths featuring a variety of chocolate and coffee products, from around the state. The Kauaʻi Chocolate & Coffee Festival will take place on Sunday, October 15 from 10 am – 4 pm enjoy Kauaʻi’s two favorite local crops.  The festival takes place in Lihue at Kilohana Plantation and includes informative presentations, live entertainment, a silent auction, keiki activities, sampling and much more.

The mission of the Kauaʻi Chocolate & Coffee Festival is to offer an event that entertains both visitors and residents of Kauaʻi; highlights Hawaiʻi agricultural industries of both cacao and coffee; and showcases the fine products and talents of our local farmers, chefs, roasters, chocolatiers, baristas and manufacturers while bringing prosperity to Historic Hanapepe Town. The festival will feature chocolate and coffee from Kaua`i and around the Hawaiian Islands. In 2019 the event was named Best Tourism Event in the Heritage and Cultural Division at the Hawaiʻi Lodging and Hospitality Awards.

Presented by Hanapepe Economic Alliance, The Garden Island and Special Events Hawaii, Lydgate Farms, Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Association and Support provided by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.

Event Details:

October 28th, 2023
3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Snapshot:
Event Website

For More Info:

Hanapepe Economic Alliance

Supported By:

Funded by County of Kauai
Funded by Hawaii Tourism Authority

Event Location:

Hanapepe at Old Town
Hanapepe, HI 96716 United States
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