Schedule

2017 Festival Schedule
#ORChocoFest

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

FESTIVAL KICKOFF EVENTS

5:30–7:30pm    Social Hour in the Stardust Lounge at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

5:00–8:00pm   Chocolate-themed First Friday Art Walk, by the Ashland Gallery Association

6:30–9:00pm    Chocolate Maker’s Dinner Grand Ballroom/Ashland Springs Hotel, SOLD OUT

8:00pm              15% off Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows (use discount code “chocolate”)

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

11:00–5:00pm    Oregon Chocolate Festival Expo, Day 1, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

11:00–2:00pm    Chocolate Product Competition – product submission and judging

11:45-12:30pm   Class with a Nutritionist and Chef, Julianne Soteriou – “Chocolate: Heavenly Taste   with Divine Healing Powers.”

12:30–3:30pm    Chef Demos throughout the day

1:00-2:00pm       Chocolate & Beer Pairing with Ginger Johnson representing Women Enjoying Beer

2:30–3:00pm      Best Chocolate Competition results announced

3:00-3:30pm      Panel Discussion – fun and educational session with a chocolatier, beer maker, chocolate expert and a nutritionist talking about their love of chocolate!

3:30–5:00pm     Spa Cocktail Party in the Stardust Lounge ($30/person, includes 1 cocktail)

8:00pm                 15% off Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows (use discount code “chocolate”)

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

9:00-10:00am      Hands-on workshop at Branson’s Chocolates – event sold out

10:00am                Charlie’s Chocolate 5K Run/Walk Ashland Hills Hotel parking lot start & finish

11:00–5:00pm     Oregon Chocolate Festival Expo, Day 2, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

11:30–3:30pm     Chef Demos throughout the day

11:45-12:30pm     Class with a Nutritionist and Chef, Julianne Soteriou – “Chocolate: Heavenly Taste with Divine Healing Powers.”

1:00-1:30pm         Panel Discussion – fun and educational session with a chocolatier, beer maker, chocolate expert and a nutritionist talking about their love of chocolate!

3:00-4:00pm       Chocolate & Beer Pairing with Ginger Johnson representing Women Enjoying Beer

4:30–5:00pm       People’s Choice Awards announced & the Awards Ceremony

8:00pm                  15% off Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows (use discount code “chocolate”)

ALL WEEKEND:
Chocolate Spa Treatments at Waterstone Spa

Chocolate Theme echoed by Local Businesses

 

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CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL TICKETS
Friday Social Hour $10//Saturday $20//Sunday $20
Two-day pass (Sat & Sun) $30
Children 8 years old and under are Free

CHOCOLATE PRODUCT COMPETITION – Categories & Judges:
Best Non-Traditional Use of Chocolate
Best Traditional Use of Chocolate
Best Raw Chocolate
Best Chocolate Candy (Best Marriage of Chocolate and Candy)
Best Truffle
Best Use of Chocolate in a Baked Good
Best in Show – Judges’ Choice (automatic entry for all vendors)
Best Student Chocolate Creation

JUDGES:
Julie Henning – Road Trip for Families – freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, OR.
Kelly Mitchell – The Wine Siren – blogger, social media influencer based out of Napa, CA.
Neal Cournoyer representing Cary’s of Oregon based in Grants Pass, OR.