Calling All Chocolate Lovers!

The Capital Chocolate Festival is a one day event showcasing regional craft chocolate makers and their fine cacao creations.  From bean-to-bar chocolate to decadent handmade truffles to rare and inspired chocolate confections, indulge in a tasting experience that truly celebrates chocolate in all its forms! 

All Day Chocolate Tasting

From bean-to-bar chocolate to decadent handmade truffles to rare and inspired chocolate confections, indulge in a tasting experience that truly celebrates chocolate in all its forms!

Industry Networking

A decadent day of fine chocolate tasting, informative workshops, and in-depth product discussions.

Makers Meet & Greet

A celebration of the Mid-Atlantic’s very best chocolatiers and chocolate makers!

Guest Speakers

Learn and explore the ethical and sustainable chocolate making process from bean to bar.

festival Outcomes Learn new things and connect people

Let your kids enjoy the dozens of games and activities at the Food Fest including the Bubble Bus, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Balloon Making, and much more!

Meet world’s famous chefs

This year, the Exhibz International Food Festival will be upgraded with lots of activities and sub-programs

Henri Robert

Founder, Cards

Laura Bryant

Developer Expert

Lucy Melisa

Founder, Edilta

Devid Arone

Founder, Cards


Agaton Ronald

Developer Expert

Henri Robert

Founder, Cards

Laura Bryant

Developer Expert

Our Visionary Speakers
International Sponsors
Workshops We offer
Event Participants

Featured Vendors

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!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

EVENT & VENUE Festival Details

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.


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