at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites Ashland, Oregon
Added By: Clay
Each year the festival features the dreamy, mouth-watering creations of dozens of West Coast chocolatiers. These food artisans present a variety of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tease the taste buds of over 1500 visitors. Chocoholics – ahem… that is, Chocolate Lovers – up and down the west coast dream about this weekend every year!
Several tantalizing events have come to be associated with the Oregon Chocolate Festival. Last year's "Spa Chocolate Cocktail Party" for adults. How fun is that?! A “Chocolate Product Competition” raise the bar on chocolate creations. Each year, another outrageous chocolate sculpture is displayed in the hotel lobby. Workshops on Beer & Chocolate pairings, and Wine & Chocolate pairings, and chef demonstrations are sprinkled throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. A Social Hour in the Stardust Lounge followed by the Chocolate Maker’s Dinner kick off the weekend on Friday night, and a Charlie’s Chocolate 5K Run/Walk start the festivities on Sunday morning. There’s a little something for everyone!
Now in its 13th year, the festival has outgrown its original venue, and will be held for the second year at the stylish and magnificent Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites! Can you just imagine this year’s chocolate sculpture on display in that dazzling lobby and the smell of chocolate in the air as soon as you enter the Grand Balroom?!
Chocolate Lovers flock yearly to picturesque Ashland, Oregon from far and wide for the weekend of pure chocolate heaven! Many decide to combine their favorite Ashland activities with attendance at the chocolate festival, such as performances at the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, journeying through the unparalleled Southern Oregon outdoors, indulging in world-class spa treatments, wine tasting in the Rogue and Applegate Valleys, and visiting any number of boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants in downtown Ashland.