May 8 – 9, 2015

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!

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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 80 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 8th, 4-9 pm and

Saturday May 9th, 10 am – 6 pm

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Admission: $5

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. :)

 PARKING:  FREE on Friday; $5 on Saturday. The Mart now charges for parking at most events.

VOTE for the booth with the BEST SAMPLES!

They’ll get a free booth at our next show!


Colorado Chocolate Festival Event Schedule:

Friday, May 8

4pm – Doors Open:  Live Music with Mark Putt: Blues in the Back

5pm – Live Music with Mark Putt: Blues in the Back

6pm – Chocolate & Whiskey Pairing with Chocolate Therapist Julie Pech ( Requires Taste Tickets)

7pm – Cooking Chocolate with Essential Oils, with Carrie Skluzak of doTerra

8pm – Prizes Awarded for all Chocolate Cake Categories!

8:15pm – Chocolate-Dipped WHAT??!! with Wacky Chef Andrew Novick (Requires Taste Tickets to sample)

9pm – Doors close


Saturday, May 9

10am – Doors Open

11am – Chocolate Pudding Eating Contest!

12 noon – Chocolate & Cheese Pairings with Phil Simonson  of Chocolate Lab and Teresa St Peter of New World Cheese (Requires Taste Tickets)

1pm – Chocolate Crown:  Hershey kiss Eating Contest with MC, KDVR’s Chris Parente

2pm – Chocolatier Championship Awards with host, KDVR’s Chris Parente

3pm - Chocolate & Whiskey Pairing with Chocolate Therapist Julie Pech (Requires Taste Tickets)

4pm – How to make Chocolate Flowers: Demo with Denver Designer Cakes

6pm – Doors Close


Chocolate/Food/Drink Booth: $195! Mother’s Day Gift Booth: $295 (Limit of 25 will be sold.)


Sign up now! See our  Vendor Sign-Up page!


Anyone can enter this FUN contest – with our amazing MC,  Chris Parente of KDVR! Can YOU eat the most Chocolate Kisses in 1 MINUTE??? Just be at the stage a few minutes before 1:00pm Saturday to enter!

How many will the winner be able to gobble down?? Find out – on the main stage at 4pm Saturday afternoon!

Photo:  “Swiss Miss” Chris Parente crowns the 2011 Chocolate King, Phil Yates!



About the Promoter: Dana Cain has hosted over 150 festivals and shows in the Denver Area, and in 2011, she launched the first-ever Denver County Fair! Dana’s efforts have earned her 13 Best of Denver awards – including “Best Food Fair” for the Colorado Chocolate Festival!

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Write to Put “CHOCOLATE LIST”in the subject line!

Specify if you want to be on the regular list or vendor list!

WHY GO HOME?? Stay Overnight!

It’s all about INDULGENCE, right?

Party on Friday, crash at the hotel
and go back for more on Saturday!

The Comfort Inn Central, located at the Merchandise Mart
where the Festival happens,

is a great place to stay!

Call 303-297-1717 or visit their website at


 … And get ready to kick off SUMMER in the Rockies with the Winter Park Chocolate Festival

Saturday,  June 13 in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado!

Info on this one – and our other chocolate festivals

around the state are  HERE.

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