Here you will find information about the best chocolate festivals where you can indulge your passion for chocolate in all its wonderful varieties.
There are hundreds of Chocolate Festivals held each year throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and even Asia. The popularity of these festivals speaks to the number of chocolate lovers out there. These are some of the best chocolate festivals held each year:
Chocolate Fest - this annual event is held each year in Burlington Wisconsin, which calls itself as Chocolate City, U.S.A.. The festival features chocolate carving contests, rides, entertainment, as well as delicious chocolates you can eat. For more information visit their site: Chocolate Fest
Chocolate Week in the United Kingdom -- This annual festival bills itself as the “biggest, most indulgent, chocolate celebration the UK”. It features chocolate tastings, demonstrations, launches of new chocolates, chocolate fountains, chocolate sculptures etc. A key element of this festival is the Best Chocolate Awards given out in various categories, including best chocolate shop, and best filled chocolate. For more information visit
Chocolate Week Festival
Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival - Each year San Francisco closes down Beach Street for the two days and fills the street with booths featuring chocolate tastings, sculptures and demonstrations. The weekend event also features children's entertainment, live music, and samples of delcicious Ghirardelli chocolate as well as chocolate from local Bay Area chocolate shops. Proceeds benefit Project Open Hand, a charity supporting people with HIV/Aids. For more information visit Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
West Coast Chocolate Festival -- Held in British Columbia, Canada, this chocolate festival celebrates chocolate with chocolate tastings, poetry readings, and a final gala event. For more information about this delicious chocolate event, visit: West Coast Chocolate Festival
Chocolate Fashions - A French chocolatier [website] features an annual fashion show in which designers compete to win a prize for the best dress made entirely out of chocolate. Sexy fashion models appear dressed entirely in chocolate.
Obidos Chocolate Festival [Website ] -- held in Obidos, a coastal town near Lisbon, Portugal, this festival is a chocolate lovers dream. It features the International Chocolate Recipe and the International Chocolatier of the Year contests. A highlight of this festival are the amazing chocolate sculptures. In past years, chocolate sculptures have featured ornate castles (think sand castles only tastier!) as well as fashion shows with clothes made of chocolate.
Chocolate Festival (CioccolaTo), Turin, Italy [Website ] -- Turin is the birthplace of solid chocolate (before this chocolate was used only as a drink). Each year the city of Turin welcomes chocoholics and chocolate lovers from around the world for its annual two week Chocolate Festival. The festival attracts over 700,000 visitors.
If you are a chocolate lover or chocoholic, we are sure that you will love these delicious chocolate festivals! While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information presented at the time that this web page was creates, please note that chocolate festivals may change and therefore we advise you to consult the festival websites for the most up to date information before making any travel plans.
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