Oregon Food & Dining January 30, 2019
This Chocolate Festival In Oregon Will Make Your Sweet Tooth Oh So Happy
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! The Oregon Chocolate Festival is right around the corner, and it’s gonna make your sweet tooth oh so happy. The West Coast’s best chocolatiers will be there to present their finest offerings – will you be there, too?
Get ready for the 15th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival. Because this festival just keeps growing, it will be held at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites again this year.
The hotel is located at 2525 Ashland St., Ashland, OR 97520.
This year's festival is bound to be a palate-pleasing event for everyone who attends. Dozens of talented chocolatiers will be on hand to show you their delicious delicacies and compete for prizes.
Of course, there will be plenty of chocolate everywhere you look. Sample the goodies, and take home chocolate gifts for loved ones. And, let's be honest - you'll tear into half of this stuff before you even get home, so make sure to get plenty for yourself, too.
Kick off the festival Friday, March 8th at the Chocolate Maker's Wine Dinner, where you'll enjoy a four-course meal with chocolate as an ingredient in each course. The following morning, sit down at the Chocolate Sunday Brunch for chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate muffins, and more.
Make sure to catch at least one chef demo during the festival. They're held throughout the day on the 9th and 10th.
You can give a woman a chocolate, or you can teach her how to make her own and she'll have chocolate for life. Of course, we advocate both!
On March 10th, put on your favorite Charlie and the Chocolate Factory costume and head to Emigrant Lake Recreation Area for the 5k-10k Charlie's Chocolate Run and 1 mile run/walk dash. Prizes for top finishers and best costume, and chocolate treats for everyone who finishes the races. The more calories you plan on burning off, the more chocolate you can eat!
After Charlie's Chocolate Race, you'll want to catch the Chocolate Dessert Competition, where top chefs from around the state compete to see who can create the most beautiful, decadent chocolate dessert.
For the ultimate treat, join the spa cocktail party at 4 p.m. on the 9th. It includes a special chocolate cocktail.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now, and if you're looking for a great Valentine's Day gift, surprise your loved one with tickets. There's nothing like a weekend getaway to Ashland and a chocolate festival to say, "I love you!"
Do you plan on attending the Oregon Chocolate Festival? Make sure to visit the festival’s
website and follow its Facebook page so that you can stay up to date on the latest details.
If saltwater taffy is the sweet that you crave, you’ll want to head on over to
this charming Oregon sweet shop.
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