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Mark Your Calendar! 20th Oregon Chocolate Festival
March 1-3, 2024

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2024 Festival Schedule

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FRIDAY, MARCH 1

5pm – 8pm First Friday Art Walk – all across downtown Ashland

6:30pm – 9pm Chocolate Maker’s Wine Dinner at Ashland Springs Hotel – SOLD OUT

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

9:30am – 11:45am Chocolate Brunch – Stardust Lounge/Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

11am – 4pm – VENDORS MARKETPLACE at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

Chocolate Product Competition – blind tasting by Expert Judges

PRESENTATIONS & DEMOS

12:00pm – 12:45pm – Christian Tyler of Orinoco Chocolate Co – “Bean to Bar Chocolate”

1:15pm – 1:45pm – “Ceremonial Cacao” & Ancient Chocolate Traditions by Soul Lift Cacao founder, Nick Meador

2:00-2:30pm – What is a cacao pod and its seeds? How it relates to your favorite chocolate bar? Presented by Nathan Rogers of Cacao Kingdom

2:30pm – Q&A with 2024 Festival Judges

3:00pm – Chocolate Product Competition Awards Ceremony

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

9:00am – 11:00am Charlie’s Chocolate Run – Emigrant Lake (just a 5 min drive from the festival venue)

9:00am – 12:30pm Chocolate Brunch – Stardust Lounge/Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

11am – 4pm – VENDORS MARKETPLACE – Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

PRESENTATIONS & DEMOS

11:45am – 12:15pm – What is a cacao pod and its seeds? How it relates to your favorite chocolate bar? Presented by Nathan Rogers of Cacao Kingdom

12:30pm – 1:00pm – Chocolate and Beer Pairing with Molly Shaughnessy – Certified Cicerone & Certified Sommelier, Restaurant Manager at LARKS

1:30pm – 2:00pm – Learn How to Make Viennese Chocolate Baguette with a French Baker, Philippe Garcia of Philippe’s Bread

2:15pm – 2:45pm – “Ceremonial Cacao” & Ancient Chocolate Traditions by Soul Lift Cacao founder, Nick Meador

3pm – Best in Show & People’s Choice Awards Ceremony