The bike trails are open and putt-putt challenges have begun so let’s celebrate with CHOCOLATE. Come enjoy this crowd favorite day full of treats and goodies. Chocolate Festival is an event for the whole family with face painting and mini competitions for the kids, sunshine and mountain activities for the teens, chocolate pairings and classes for the adults, and, of course, chocolate for everyone!
Grab lunch from one of the many wonderful restaurants in The Village then head to the ticketing tent to buy your sample tickets for $1 a piece. Tickets are sold in groups of 10 or 20. Your tickets are good for samples of truffles, fudge, liquid chocolate, and melting chocolate.
Chocolate is certainly the star of this event, but that doesn’t mean there will be any shortage of additional entertainment. Denver-based band “Edsel’s Garage” will be playing old and new classics in the Village gazebo all afternoon. A face painter will be on site all day to create fun masterpieces for kiddos, and chocolate-related activities/mini competitions take place in the gazebo at the top of every hour.
10:00 AM – Festival opens with live music from Edsel’s Garage
11:00 AM – Chocolate Pudding Eating Contest- Enter to win a Golden Ticket worth $10 at any booth, rounds for both adults and kids
12:00 PM – Paint with Chocolate- Try your skills in this delicious and artistic new event
1:00 PM – Name that Chocolate- Win a Golden Ticket worth $10 at any booth
2:00 PM – Chocolate and Tea Pairing- This event does require taste tickets
4:00 PM – Festival closes
Head to Vertical for happy hour and live music on their patio until 8 PM, or head to any of the Village shops and restaurants for anything from Winter Park gifts and trinkets to pizza or delicious Mexican food!