An experience meant to be savored! Sample new and old favorites from the regions finest chocolate makers!
Learn and explore the ethical and sustainable chocolate making process from bean to bar.
We've lined up the area's most popular vendors to serve up delicious street food favorites all day long!
The DC Chocolate Society is proud to host the 1st annual Capital Chocolate Festival – a celebration of the Mid-Atlantic’s very best chocolatiers and chocolate makers! Join us for a decadent day of fine chocolate tasting, informative workshops, and in-depth product discussions.
*Tickets are $20/adult and $5/child, ages 5-16. Children under 4 are free.
Includes: General Admission • All Day Chocolate Tasting • Makers Meet & Greet • Bean To Bar Workshops & Educational Seminars • Chocolate Factory Tour (sign-up required) • Hot Chocolate Drink Ticket
Food, refreshments & alcohol additional
Note: This year’s festival will be held outdoors.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Citizens of Chocolate: Sponsor a Chocolate Tree, an organization that supports indigenous Panamanian women cacao farmers & supports environmentally sustainable land use.
Before the festival, get to know your favorite chocolatiers and chocolate makers! Click on the bios below for a personalized introduction from a few of the creative masters behind your favorite bars and cacao confections.
We'd like to thank our vendors & sponsors for continually supporting the cacao community, it's diverse charities, social programs, and outreach events.
Please consider supporting our talented chocolatiers and chocolate makers by purchasing their products directly through their website links below.
Below are a few of our featured vendors in attendance at this year's festival. We'd like to thank them all for continually supporting the chocolate community, it's diverse charities, social programs, and outreach events.
Please consider supporting our talented chocolatiers and chocolate makers by purchasing their products directly through their website links below. Interested in becoming a vendor and supporting a good cause? Contact us!
To ensure that we continue to offer worthwhile community experiences and events, we partner with many extraordinary businesses and organizations. Their support enables us to do far more than we could alone. We highly value the relationships we have forged with our sponsors and appreciate their shared passion for the chocolate making industry and its community.
Please support these local business, who so graciously support us!
The 2023 Capital Chocolate Festival will be held outdoors in a space generously donated by River-Sea Chocolates, directly outside their chocolate factory. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable enough to participate and indulge in all the chocolate festivities and we love the idea of a Fall outdoor festival. River-Sea Chocolates Factory & Cafe will also be opened for service. For everyone’s safety, please follow their instructions for mask-wearing.
Festival news, industry articles, and community announcements.