Chocolate is the perfect treat to enjoy all year round. Whether it’s chocolate dipped ice cream cones on a hot summer day or a box of decadent wine truffles in the winter, there’s no denying that chocolate is one of man’s most magnificent culinary creations. If your mouth is already watering, then celebrate chocolate in all its glory at the 2019 Oregon Chocolate Festival in Ashland! Read on to discover what you can expect at this melt-in-your-mouth event. Afterward, if you are looking for more ways to explore Southern Oregon’s culinary scene, download our free Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on farm-to-table restaurants, specialty bakeries, local wineries, and more.
Your Guide to the Oregon Chocolate Festival in Ashland
About the Festival
Every year in March, Southern Oregon celebrates the art of chocolate making in a big way! The Oregon Chocolate Festival in Ashland is a three-day event that showcases the finest chocolate creations in the state. Chocolate sculptures, confectionary, savory foods, and beer and wine pairings are a few things that you can enjoy. Local businesses celebrate with chocolate themes, but the main event is the Chocolate Festival itself! Here’s what you can expect in 2019.
The 2019 Schedule
The festival kicks off on Friday, March 9 with a social hour in the Stardust Lounge. After that, it’s up to you! The Oregon Chocolate Festival offers a variety of events that are perfect for chocolate lovers of all kinds. For those who love cooking, truffle making workshops are an excellent option.
If you’d like to stay active before indulging in the west coast’s finest chocolates, then the Charlie’s Chocolate 5k is perfect for you. During this one-of-a-kind race, participants all have the opportunity to win several golden ticket prizes. Delicious treats await all runners and walkers at the finish line.
Beer lovers must attend the Chocolate + Beverage Tasting Party with Ginger Johnson. This tasting event is available on both Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. Each day serves a three-course tasting with a rotating selection of wines, beers, and spirits. Space is limited, so arrive early to get your seats!
Many of the events at the Oregon Chocolate Festival sell out months in advance. Buy your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Find a full list of Oregon Chocolate Festival events by visiting the official website.
Stay Near it All at Country Willows B&B Inn
After a mouthwatering day at Ashland’s Oregon Chocolate Festival, head home to Country Willows B&B Inn for rest and relaxation. With hiking trails, a year-round heated pool, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, our inn has everything you need to return home feeling refreshed. Continue your culinary excursions in the morning with a gourmet breakfast. A full two-course breakfast is always included in your stay.
When you are ready to get a taste of Southern Oregon, check our vacation specials and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at Country Willows B&B Inn!
If you are looking for more ways to celebrate the culinary arts, read our blog on A Taste of Ashland.