February 23, 2018 by: Dan and Kara Burian
The Oregon Chocolate Festival
It’s that time of year again! The Oregon Chocolate Festival returns from March 9-11. For the 14th time, top-tier chocolate makers will gather here in Ashland to exhibit their tastiest creations. Local businesses will be celebrating with a chocolate theme, but the main event is the Chocolate Festival itself. It’s truly an amazing (and delicious!) experience.
The festival kicks off with a social hour in the Stardust Lounge. After that, it’s up to you! You can take a workshop on how to make truffles or take part in the Charlie’s Chocolate 5k Run/Walk, complete with a chance to win a Golden Ticket. There’s a three course Chocolate and Beverage tasting with Ginger Johnson, featuring a rotating selection of wines, beers and spirits, and a World Chocolate Tasting Tour with Charlie Douglass.
Then there’s the Expo, which showcases chocolate makers from across the West Coast. There will be Chef demos and chocolate competitions throughout the day. The Expo features some amazing chocolatiers, but chocolate isn’t the only thing for you to sample. This year’s participants are bringing some amazing wine, cheese, honey, tea, and more!
You can check out the full schedule at the Oregon Chocolate Festival website. Stay with us at Country Willows Inn for the festival and receive free tickets to the festival and a special room discount! Call for details!