Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show

Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show

Creamy sweet and velvety smooth, chocolate of every color and variation is coming to the Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium April 22 – April 23 for the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show. With chocolate samples, creation demonstrations and chocolate masterpieces, this show will fulfill any sweet craving!


About the Festival

Starting Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. over 40 artisan chocolatiers, foodies and wine craftsmen will take over the Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium in participation of the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show. Featuring both local and distant vendors, the Artisan Chocolate Show offers everything from chocolate samples and demonstrations to elaborate chocolate sculptures. To cleanse your pallet before your next sweet treat, you can choose from a variety of wines and liqueurs- although not included in your ticket price, the proceeds collected from drink sales will be donated to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Doubling as an Artisan show and charity event, the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show showcases some of the best chocolatiers in the industry while satisfying any sweet tooth in sight.



A variety of backgrounds will be represented at the Chocolate Show with exhibitors from over 40 fine chocolate shops, artisanal food and wineries. Some of the chocolatiers that will be present include Melt Chocolates from Wisconsin, The Mighty Truffle from Washington and Puna Chocolate from Hawaii. Some of the notable Artisanal food brands that will be represented at the show include Sparkling Ice, a popular flavored water brand, and Twisted Eggroll, a local catering service that specializes in gourmet eggrolls like the fajita and Philly eggrolls. Several wineries will be present as part of the benefit including Raymond Vineyards from California and Mozart Chocolate Liquer from Austria.



Tickets can be purchased online for a discounted price, starting at $22.50, however the price is subject to change depending upon availability. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $40. Tickets are valid for one of the Chocolate Festival days and includes chocolate sampling, demonstrations and free parking. Wine tasting and chocolate raffle baskets are not included in the ticket price, however all proceeds collected from ticket-excluded activities will be donated to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. For more ticket details, visit the Artisan Chocolate Show Eventbrite page.


When planning your trip, book a stay at the Willows Hotel, a relaxing destination that will match the elegance of the artisanal show. Tickets are selling fast as people from all over the country flock to Chicago for the Artisan Chocolate Show. Channel your inner chocolate lover and buy your ticket today!




Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival

Where: Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

When: April 22 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | April 23 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission: $40



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