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

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!

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Vendor Areas Special Exhibits Lecture Classroom Tasting Classroom Workshop Room Professional Kitchen
10 - 11 am Chocolate Pavilion
16 New England-based chocolate companies selling and sampling their wares

Coffee and chocolate drinks and desserts available for purchase
Chocolate Sensorium
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
Delicious science Tasting:
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