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New England Chocolate Festival at the Boston Center for the Arts Boston

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

The New England Chocolate Festival will be held on October 12th and October 13th from 10 am to 6 pm at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Join us for a unique opportunity to discover some of the world’s best chocolate and confections, become a more conscious consumer, and meet farmers and makers.

New England Chocolate Festival Boston

The New England Chocolate Festival brings you together with over forty chocolate companies and cacao producers to taste, learn, and interact. The companies invited to participate in the Festival have all been hand-selected for their focus on quality and ethics. They prize craftsmanship and flavor excellence while sourcing ingredients in a transparent manner. Nearly all of our companies hail from New England, with special invited guests from around the world. This year, we are celebrating cacao and chocolate from the Dominican Republic and our neighbors in Quebec.

The Festival is comprised of two parts:

Chocolate Pavilion

October 12, 2019
10 AM – 6 PM
Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

The Chocolate Pavilion is an all-day marketplace with fun for the whole family on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts.

Pavilion highlights:

Over forty chocolate makers, chocolatiers, cacao producers, and related vendors selling and sampling their wares

Guest artists Maestro Juan Alonso Rodriguez of Mexico and Laurel Greenfield of Massachusetts demonstrating their crafts

A Chocolate Sensorium, an exhibit space devoted to hands-on sensory exploration of the cacao- and chocolate-producing process

A café with free Blue Bottle coffee and TCHO chocolate pairings and Polar Seltzer drinks

Education Program

The Education Program consists of dozens of classes over the course of two weeks in five states. In particular, check out:

Nineteen tasting classes at the Chocolate Education Program (all ages) on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Five boozy pairing experiences and a Barceló Rum Lounge at the Beverage Education Program (21+) on Saturday, October 5, 2019

Industry experts and celebrities from around the world

Choctoberfest pairings with local breweries

Tastings, pairings, lectures, film showings, book discussions, and more

Fun opportunities for the whole family

The Festival also has several satellite events, organized together with partners, throughout New England.


October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am
October 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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