May 9 – 10, 2014
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!
Master Pastry Chef Johannes Busch
of Johnson & Wales University
Chef Busch will demonstrate how to make “Soft Caramel in Chocolate Shells” Friday at 7:00pm!
He will also serve as one of our Cake judges!
SATURDAY’S SPECIAL GUEST MC: CHRIS PARENTE, Ch.2 & 31
Show Hours: Friday May 9th, 4-9 pm and
Saturday May 10th, 10 am – 6 pm
Kids under 5: FREE
Purchase Taste Tickets for Samples. 12 tickets for $10 ; 25 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!
Early Bird Rates in Effect until December 31st!
Chocolate/Food/Drink Booth: $165! Mother’s Day Gift Booth: $250 (limit 25)
Sign up now! See our NEW Vendor Sign-Up page!
|Will YOU win the CHOCOLATE CROWN?Anyone can enter this FUN contest!Can YOU eat the most Chocolate Kisses in 2 minutes??? Be at the Stage just before 4pm!|
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 14 in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado!