About

Since 2006, the sweet, magical power of chocolate has inspired our generous community to honor and celebrate youth through the thriving annual Paradise Chocolate Fest, held each May in our spectacular mountain home.

The Chocolate Fest is ‘choc-full’ of events, activities, contests and fun and of course, all things chocolate related! At the Chocolate Fest, you can wow your taste buds with artisan-produced chocolate delights and rub shoulders with multi-award winning Chocolatiers. Tap your toes to musical entertainment while you savor an ice cream sundae or visit the Chocolate Cuisine Challenge. Dive into the chocolate pie eating contest, or take a walk through the park and enjoy fine art and crafts booths, delicious food, giant inflatables, costumed characters and so much more.

Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation, Inc. / Paradise Chocolate is dedicated to benefit non-profit organizations which provide educational, enrichment, recreational and leadership opportunities to youth on the Paradise Ridge. 

Each year, a small group of people with huge hearts tackle the challenge (with passion!), commit time, talent and treasures – and raise money and awareness on behalf of thousands of youth on the Paradise Ridge. The Paradise Chocolate Fest would not be possible without the continued support and enthusiasm from individuals in our community, service organizations, corporate sponsors, media sponsors and wonderful friends of the Fest who all share in the common vision of benefiting youth in our community.  Benefiting Youth in our community …. It doesn’t get much sweeter!