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!
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
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.
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!
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!
Will YOU win the CHOCOLATE CROWN?
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!
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 13 in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado!
Info on this one – and our other chocolate festivals
around the state are HERE.