Two types of tickets are available for the Festival:
General Admission tickets
General Admission tickets allow access to most of the Festival. This includes the Chocolate Pavilion and Café. Attendees also have access to special exhibits and classes in the Chocolate Sensorium, Chocolate Escape Room, Lecture Classroom, and Tasting Classroom; these rooms have limited capacity and admission is on a first come first served basis.
Tickets are sold for entry every hour from 10am to 4pm, and allow access to the Festival space for 2 hours. If you would like to spend more than 2 hours at the Festival, we kindly ask that you purchase multiple tickets as space is limited.
General Admission tickets cost $25 ($10 for children under 12).
Workshop tickets allow access to specific workshops. Each workshop ticket includes access to the General Admission areas of the Festival space throughout the day, from 10 AM to 6 PM. If you purchase a Workshop ticket you do NOT need to purchase an additional General Admission ticket.
Please note that certain workshops serve alcohol and are restricted to ages 21+.
Workshop tickets cost $75.
The Festival was held on October 13, 2018. A huge thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to an absolutely wonderful day!
|Vendor Areas||Special Exhibits||Lecture Classroom||Tasting Classroom||Workshop Room||Professional Kitchen|
|10 - 11 am||
16 New England-based chocolate companies selling and sampling their wares
Coffee and chocolate drinks and desserts available for purchase
Exhibit space devoted to hands-on sensory exploration of the cacao- and chocolate-producing process; special presentations throughout the day
Chocolate Escape Room
Chocolate-themed escape room by Dandelion Chocolate
Traditions of French monastic chocolate
|Fine chocolate transformed (gâté comme des filles, Chloé Chocolat)||Demo:
Bean-to-bar-to-dessert (French Broad)
|11 am - 12 pm||How sweet it is||Tasting:
Flavors of Brazil
|12 - 1 pm||Chocolate 101||Tasting:
Flavors of Ecuador
|Wine, spirits, and chocolate pairing (Christie Dufault)||Workshop:
Techniques for chocolate tempering (Beth's Chocolate)
|1 - 2 pm||The current storm||Tasting:
Flavors of Venezuela
|2 - 3 pm||The birds and the beans||Tasting:
A tale of two liquors - flavors of Peru
|Beer and chocolate pairing (Craft Beer Cellar)||Tasting:
Confections of the world (Maria Fernanda di Giacobbe, Chloé Doutre Roussel)
|3 - 4 pm||Chocolate bar deconstructed||Tasting:
Flavors of Haiti
|4 - 5 pm||Tasting:
Flavors of the Dominican Republic
Flavors of Vietnam
|Natural wine and specialty chocolate pairing (Lauren Friel)||Workshop:
Pasta + cacao - a savory chocolate experience (Blue Door Gatherings)
|5 - 6 pm||The revolution in chocolate||Tasting:
Flavors of Mexico
|General Admission||Workshop tickets required|
|First come first served|