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Colorado Chocolate Festival makes Mother's Day Weekend More Delicious

Festival Details - "Colorado Chocolate Festival makes Mother's Day Weekend More Delicious"...

Start: Friday, May 6, 2022 4:00PM
End: Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:00PM

The popular Colorado Chocolate Festival is back, with thousands of chocolates to sample and buy from a variety of chocolatiers, bakers and vendors. The festival is an annual tradition for many who like to start Mother's Day a little early, taking place Friday-Saturday, May 6-7, just before Mother's Day. This year, the festival moves to a larger, more upscale location at the Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center, I-70 at Chambers Rd. New vendors coming in from several states will be part of the mix, along with several Mother's Day Gift booths plus a full entertainment roster on the festival stage. Doors open at 4:00 pm Friday, May 6, and activities include a Name That Chocolate contest and a special Chocolate Demo from master pastry chef Chocolatina, the Pie Queen. Saturday the show opens at 10:00 am with a Chocolate Cereal Taste Test hosted by Andrew Novick. The Chocolate Crown contest takes place at 11:00, and free chocolate cake for Moms will be served up at 11:30. Afternoon activities include the popular and hilarious Pudding Eating Contest, and Andrew Novick's popular Chocolate-covered WHAAAATT?, with guests sampling a variety of unlikely chocolate-dipped treats. The day's finale at 3:00 pm is The Mom Game - where Moms answer fun, simple questions about themselves backstage then join their kid onstage to see how many right answers they can get. Each right answer gets a chocolate treat! Winning team wins 2 Golden Tickets, which are gift certificates to spend at any booth. Saturday's highlight is the Chocolatier Championship Awards, hosted by KDVR morning anchor Chris Parente at 2:00 pm, with a $200 cash prize for the Grand Champion Truffle. Secondary truffle prizes are $100 each, and the awards for Best Fudge, Best Toffee, Best Chocolate Design and Best Open Class each come with a $100 prize. Competitions are open to all culinary professionals as well as the general public. Admission to the Colorado Chocolate Festival is only $10. Kids age 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Taste Tickets allow attendees to sample treats during the festival, and cost just $10/dozen. Taste Tickets also allow the vendors to get paid for the samples, a main reason the festival is so successful at drawing chocolatiers from around the country. Dedicated chocolate fans also have the option to purchase VIP Tickets. The $50 VIP option includes a VIP wristband, early admission, 12 VIP Indulgence Tickets for exclusive samples, 12 regular Taste Tickets, upfront seating at stage events and the ability to skip the entry line and lines at designated VIP vendor booths. Held annually the Friday and Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, the Colorado Chocolate Festival was recently named one of the nation's five best food fairs by Orbitz Travel, and was also featured as a leading Spring food festival in USA Today. Hours: Friday 4 - 9 pm; Saturday 10am - 5pm. The Crown Plaza DIA Convention Center is at I-70 and Chambers Rd. For tickets and information, visit www.COchocolateFests.com .
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15500 East 40th Avenue
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