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The Broadmoor Hotel welcomes the 4th Annual Holiday Chocolate Festival

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Grand chocolate tasting happens on December 14, 2013 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the beautiful and historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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The Holiday Chocolate Festival will host over 60 vendors with half of them giving tastes of their wonderful truffles, dark chocolates, chocolates infused with mint in exchange for tasting tickets. Enjoy great stage entertainment throughout the day as well including a visit with Santa Claus 1-5 p.m. where he will be reading stories and sharing cookies and milk with kids in attendance and will be available for photos. There will be Chocolate and beer and chocolate and wine pairing classes along with great holiday music.

Schedule of Main Stage

  • 11:00 Aaron Medina
  • 12:00 Truffle Competition - Hand Rolled (Max 8 Truffles) - Audience Participation
  • 12:30 Beer and Chocolate Pairing
  • 1:00 Truffle Competition - Molded (Max 8 Truffles)
  • 1:30 Wine and Chocolate Pairing
  • 2:00 Joleen Allis - DOVE Chocolate Discoveries
  • 2:30 Truffle Competition - Open Class (Max 8 Truffles)
  • 3:00 TBA
  • 3:30 Beer and Chocolate Pairing
  • 4:00 Grand Truffle Championship - Winner and Runner Up from each category above
  • 4:30 Wine and Chocolate Tasting
  • 5:00 TBA
  • 5:30 TBA

The entry fee is $5 per person + $1 taste tickets, children 12 & under are free.

In addition to the entry fee there are taste tickets available to purchase. These tickets allow you to “purchase” samples of chocolate, food, cake, candy etc. from the vendors who are participating in sampling their products. While savoring your chocolate yummies visit our local artisan booths who will be selling their handmade non-food related gifts. Gift vendors include jewelers, artists, ornament creations, and unique one of a kind pieces.

Prizes will be give for various types of chocolate and you can meet the judges here.

  • Chocolate Division 1 – Truffles
    Category 1: Truffle Taste & Decoration - These will be judged LIVE from the stage.
  • Chocolate Division 2 – Cakes
    Category 1: Holiday & Winter Cake Decorations
    Category 2: Cup Cakes & Cake Pops Holiday/Winter Decorations
  • Chocolate Division 3 – Chocolate Confections
    Category 1: Miscellaneous Chocolate Pieces - Decoration & Taste

The festival will be held in the Colorado Hall at The Broadmoor (1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) on Saturday, Dec 14 2013, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Click here to purchase event and tasting tickets. To buy your tickets today. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

There are still openings for chocolatiers who decorate cakes, cakepops or truffles. For more information on entering the competition please click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lindsay via email at or Sara 303-907-4452 with any other questions.

Rooms at the Broadmoor Hotel are still available for Friday night visit their website here.

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