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Mark your calendars! 21st Oregon Chocolate Festival
March 7-9, 2025

2024 Chocolate Festival Family Activities

Celebrate everything chocolate with the whole family. Kids 8 and under enter FREE!

11am – 4pm both Festival Days (Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3)


Kids Creative Space – Mascot Design!

Bring your kiddos for a fun time at the festival where they can design a Chocolate Festival Mascot for a chance to see their design on the 2025 Oregon Chocolate Festival T-shirt!! We will have two age groups: 6 and under for Jr. Mascot and 7-12 years old for Mascot.

The Wonka Chocolate Costume Contest

For all ages! Come dressed in your favorite chocolate inspired costume and win a 2025 Chocolate Getaway! The winner will enjoy an unforgettable overnight stay for two at the retro-modern Ashland Hills Hotel (home of the festival), two day passes to next year’s festival, chocolate surprises, and more! Be the Oompa Loompa you’ve always wanted to be and enjoy a weekend of chocolate fun! Learn more

Face Painting

Create an unforgettable time for your little ones by transforming them into their favorite animals, birds, ferries, or superheroes with the help of an amazing artist. Available both festival days.

Charlie’s Chocolate Run

Chocolate Festival is about fun and activities for all ages! This family friendly event takes place in conjunction with the festival. Race distances include a 1-mile fun run, a 5K and a 10K. All participants will receive a chocolate bar at the end of the race with the potential of finding that one and only golden ticket! Learn more

Photo Booth

Strike a pose, make a face, have fun! Our festival Photo Booth is an opportunity to be a child again and capture chocolate festival memories with your family.

Chocolate Gnome Hunt

Find 14 gnome doors leading to 14 magical gnome families that chose Ashland Hills grounds (festival venue) as their place to live, work and play! Also, stop by Treehouse Books on the Plaza and go search for Gnomes doors throughout downtown Ashland. Learn more

White Chocolate Snow Adventures

Experience winter wonderland on Mount Ashland. From bunny hills for the tots to adrenaline rush on the slopes, book our Ski Package and enjoy winter fun after a day of chocolate indulgence. Learn more