There’s so much to love about the Oregon Chocolate Festival! Each year the festival features the dreamy, mouth-watering creations of dozens of West Coast chocolatiers. These food artisans present a variety of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tease the taste buds of over 1500 visitors. Chocoholics – ahem… that is, Chocolate Lovers – up and down the west coast dream about this weekend every year!
Several tantalizing events have come to be associated with the Oregon Chocolate Festival. This year’s “Spa Chocolate Cocktail Party” for adults features a Chocolate Mojito Sugar Scrub. How fun is that?! A “Chocolate Product Competition” and a “Chocolate Dessert Competition & Silent Auction” raise the bar on chocolate creations. This year, not one but TWO outrageous chocolate sculptures will be displayed in the hotel lobby – one designed by the Chef Darrell Folck and his students at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, and one by Chef Eric Johnson of Krishon Chocolates. Workshops on Beer & Chocolate pairings, and Wine & Chocolate pairings, and chef demonstrations are sprinkled throughout the day on Saturday. A Chocolate Maker’s Dinner kicks off the weekend on Friday night, and a Charlie’s Chocolate 5K Run/Walk start the festivities on Sunday morning. There’s a little something for everyone!
Now in its 12th year, the festival has outgrown its original venue, and will make its debut this year at the stylish and magnificent Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites! Can you just imagine this year’s chocolate sculptures on display in that dazzling lobby?! And live music by Gayle Wilson and her trio will serenade the chocolate indulgences throughout…
Chocolate Lovers flock yearly to picturesque Ashland, Oregon from far and wide for three days of pure chocolate heaven! Many decide to combine their favorite Ashland activities with attendance at the chocolate festival, such as performances at the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival (use promo code CHOCOLATE when booking tickets for 20% off,) journeying through the unparalleled Southern Oregon outdoors, indulging in world-class spa treatments, wine tasting in the Rogue and Applegate Valleys, and visiting any number of boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants in downtown Ashland.
Come join in on this feast for the senses! The Oregon Chocolate Festival awaits you…
“I want to thank you for a wonderful time. The chocolates, wine, toffees, and other delectable chocolates were just what this premenopausal woman needed…”
~ Kelly Hilton
“My wife and I LOVE the Oregon Chocolate Festival! We’ve gone every year, and plan on continuing that tradition.”
~ Kevin McMillian
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You might have heard about Dagoba or Lillie Belle Farms. These are well established and nationally recognized chocolatiers, who originated right here in the Rogue Valley. Expect to meet them together with some less known companies including Bransons Chocolates, Cocotuttu, Stirs the Soul Organic Raw Chocolates and many others. Don’t they all have great names! That’s just the beginning. Wait to taste their products. Try unique combinations, unexpected flavor profiles, and decadent infusions with truffles, bars, crunchy toffees, marshmallows, drinking chocolate, chocolate flavored cheeses, chewy cookies, cupcakes, sauces and syrups, chocolate covered nuts and other gooey, delicious goodness.