May 12 – 13, 2017
Friday and Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend!
Denver Merchandise Mart
I-25 at 58th Ave (exit east) just north of I-70!
Carpeted indoor fair!
We get great media attention, regionally and nationally!
USA TODAY: 50 States – 50 Food Festivals ( We were the one for Colorado!)
ORBITZ Travel: One of “The 5 Coolest Food Fairs in the US!”
ResortsAndLodges.com – “Denver’s Ultimate Chocolate Showcase”!
Best Food Fair: Colorado Chocolate Festival
“Like chocolate? Then you’ll love the Colorado Chocolate Festival, which turns Mother’s Day weekend into one long, miasmic cacao high, as hopped-up chocoholics snake from booth to booth tasting chocolate of every ilk, from dark and pure to sweet and milky, gooey to waxy smooth, with wine, with nuts, infused with tea, slathered on cakes, baked into brownies and artfully rolled into rich, melty truffles. Last year, there were chocolate contests, baking demonstrations and a Miss Chocolate crowning, and Willy Wonka strolled the room; there was even a Mother’s Day gift market of non-chocolate items.”
This video was shot by ZeroSun Pictures at the 2010 Colorado chocolate Festival!
30,000 Sq Ft of Chocolate Heaven
Over 90 Vendors from across the U.S.!
Chocolate Candy, Cakes, Cookies, Truffles, Fudge,
Brownies, Toffees, Coffees and so much more!
Everything chocolate will be here! Not to mention our Mother’s Day Gift Market
with jewelry, clothes, imports, crafts, the works!
Sample and buy the finest chocolates in Colorado!
Tastings * samples * speakers * cooking demos * wine-tastings * contests * food & drink *
Chocolate Cake Competition * live music * Chocolate Crown Competition * Mother’s Day gifts * VIPs *
Chocolatier Championships * gifts * games * kids’ activities * fun for all!
Show Hours: Friday May 12th, 4-9 pm and
Saturday May 13th, 10 am – 6 pm
Kids under 5: FREE
Purchase Taste Tickets for Samples. 12 tickets for $10 ; 24 tickets for $20 Each vendor decides on their own sample sizes. Taste Tickets allow us to pay the vendors for their generous sampling. 🙂
NEW: VIP Ticket: $50
The ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE at the Colorado Chocolate Festival – and the ULTIMATE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT!
- One VIP Admission bracelet
- 12 regular Taste Tickets good at any booth
- 12 VIP Indulgence Tickets – good at any of our hand-selected VIP program booths! Exclusive chocolates!
- Skip the admission line! your VIP materials will be mailed to you when you sign up before May 1!
- Custom Box to hold your 12 VIP Chocolates, so you can eat them later if you want.
- Early Admission! Get in 15 minutes before the doors open both days, to get a jump on the crowd.
- Reserved seating on the front rows at all stage events throughout the Festival.
PARKING: FREE on Friday; $5 on Saturday. The Mart now charges for parking at most events.
FRIDAY, MAY 12:
|5:00 PM||10-Year Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cutting|
|6:00 PM||Chocolate & Wine Pairing with Vino Passarelli|
|6:00 – 9:00||Hazel-Nut Truffle Giveaway Celebration|
|7:00 PM||Hazel Miller Trio performs|
|8:00 PM||Hazel Miller Trio – until 8:30|
The Hazel Miller Trio performs Friday night, 7:00 – 8:30! Our Hazelnut Truffle giveaway, in her honor, takes place from 6:00 – 9:00 pm Friday. visit www.hazelmiller.biz !
SATURDAY, MAY 13:
|11:00 AM||Coffee & Chocolate Paring with the Chocolate Therapist|
|12:00 PM||Chocolate Pudding Eating Contest – Enter to win!|
|1:00 PM||Chocolate Dipped Whaaat? with Andrew Novick|
|2:00 PM||Chocolatier Championships with MC KDVR’s Chris Parente|
|3:00 PM||Paint By Chocolate – Make masterpieces with chocolate paints|
|4:00 PM||Tea Time: Coffee & Tea Pairing with the Chocolate Therapist|
|5:00 PM||Finish final shopping and sampling!|
WHY GO HOME?? Stay Overnight!
It’s all about INDULGENCE, right?
Party on Friday, crash at the hotel
The Comfort Inn Central, located at the Merchandise Mart
Call 303-297-1717 or visit their website at www.comfortinn-central.com.
… And get ready to kick off SUMMER in the Rockies with the Winter Park Chocolate Festival
Saturday, June 10 in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado!
Info on this one – and our other chocolate festivals
around the state are HERE.