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Chocolate Festival 2017
January 28, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
at the Marriott Conference Center & Hotel at NCED

2801 State Highway 9, East, Norman, Oklahoma 73071


Tickets purchased online after Monday, January 16, 2017 will be held at Will Call at the Chocolate Festival or can be picked up at the Firehouse Art Center before January 27th.

The premiere tasting is a one-hour session that kicks off the festival at 10:30 AM. The ballroom at the NCED accommodates a limited number of ticket holders in a spacious setting that allows attendees to evaluate the offerings before making their choices. Premiere ticketholders receive 15 chocolate samples from vendors. Premiere tickets are $50.

Premiere Session, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Five regular sessions, scheduled every half hours starting at 11:30 AM, provide ticket holders with 10 chocolate samples. Regular session tickets are $30.

Choose a Session Time

Tickets are also available at the Firehouse Art Center. Call 405.329.4523 or visit the FAC, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM.


About the Chocolate Festival
The Firehouse Art Center’s Chocolate Festival is our organization’s biggest community event and the premiere food festival in the region for chocolate-inspired goods. During the festival, partnering restaurants and businesses will offer thousands of samples of delectable treats for those who wish to purchase tickets, the proceeds of which will support the Firehouse Art Center’s art education programs. With over 4,000 attendees each year, this successful event was voted the 2011 “Best Charity Event” by Oklahoma Magazine, has been consistently recognized for the past decade as one of the “Best Local Festivals” by the Reader’s Choice Awards from the Norman Transcript, has been third on the Food Network’s Top Ten National Food Festival list, has been featured in Bon Appétit and Southern Living magazines, and received the 2009 Frontier Country Grand Award for Outstanding Food Festival.


Chocolate Festival Arts Day
Chocolate Festival attendees are also invited to participate in the free art activities taking place during the event. Previous years have included foil sculpting for both adults and children and "Creative Cube" painting for children. Art activities are free of charge and Chocolate Festival tickets are not required to participate. FAC faculty and instructors will be on hand to demonstrate and assist with the activities and to discuss children and adult art education programs offered at the Firehouse Art Center and at local public elementary schools.

2017 Participants
The following restaurants, shops, and bakeries will support the Firehouse by donating samples of their best chocolate desserts, as well as supplies, for the fundraiser. 
Apple Tree Chocolate
Bedre Fine Chocolate
Eskimo Sno
Fancy Cakes
Freddy's Frozen Custard
La Baguette Bakery & Cafè
Legend's Restaurant & Catering
McNellie's The Abner Ale House
Michelangelo's Coffee & Wine Bar
Natural Grocers
O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grill

Chocolate Festival 2016 Best Sample Award Winners
For the second year in a row, Apple Tree Chocolate was the 1st Place winner for Best Sample as voted on by attendees at this year's Chocolate Festival, with long-time favorites La Baguette coming in at 2nd, and new partnering business Glacier Confection coming in 3rd Place.

1st Place: Apple Tree Chocolate
     2nd Place: La Baguette Bakery and Cafe
     3rd Place: Glacier Confection