May 10-11, 2013
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!
Buy Tickets at the door!
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!
Buy tickets at the door!
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!
SATURDAY’S SPECIAL GUEST MC: CHRIS PARENTE, Ch.2 & 31
Show Hours: Friday May 10th, 4-9 pm and
Saturday May 11th, 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, May 10
Gala Wine Tasting – All Evening, 4 – 10 pm! ( Sample wines with your Taste Tickets!)
4pm – Doors Open
5pm – Live Music with Perry Weissman 3
6pm – Chocolate & Beer Pairing with Chocolate Therapist Julie Pech (Taste Tickets required)
7pm – Pastry Chef Dorian O’Connell demo: Dark Chocolate Truffles
8pm – Prizes Awarded for all Chocolate Cake Categories!
9pm – Doors close
Saturday, May 11
1oam – Doors Open
12 noon – Chocolate Pudding Eating Contest
1pm – Pastry Chef Dorian O’Connell demo: Chocolate Box
2pm – Chocolatier Champsionship Awards with host, Chris Parente
3pm – Chocolate & Beer Pairing with Chocolate Therapist Julie Pech (Taste Tickets required)
4pm – Andrew Novick: Is Chocolate REALLY good with EVERYTHING? Sponsored by Denver County Fair!
5pm – Chocolate King is crowned! Enter our Hershey Eating Competition to win! Hosted by Chris Parente!
6pm – Doors Close
Dark Chocolate Truffles ( Friday, 7pm )
Learn how to make truffles using cream, chocolate, and flavorings. These truffles are very simple and elegant all your friends will love them. Make them for gifts or just for your family to enjoy. You will learn how to make different truffles starting with a base recipe. – Pastry Chef Dorian O’Connell
Chocolate Box ( Saturday, 1pm)
Learn how to make a chocolate box with the materials you have at home. Different garnishes and techniques will be shown. If you can temper chocolate you can make a chocolate box but I can teach you tricks to making a chocolate box if you have never tempered before. – Pastry Chef Dorian O’Connell
Is Chocolate REALLY Good with EVERYTHING? ( Saturday, 4pm )
Denver’s wackiest chef and food artist tests the limits of your love for chocolate! Requires 3 Taste Tickets to sample! Or you can just watch the fun! Sponsored by the Denver County Fair! www.denvercountyfair.org !
Kids under 12: 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!
Chocolate/Food/Drink Booth: $195! Mother’s Day Gift Booth: $295 (limit 25)
Sign up now! See our 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 3pm!|
How many will the winner be able to gobble down?? Find out – on the main stage at 3pm 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 22 in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado!