Fest Fun For All Ages

Fest Fun For All Ages

Fielding the best in entertainment and hands-on fun, there’s something everyone can enjoy at the Paradise Chocolate Fest celebration.

Chocolate for breakfast?? You bet!! Start the celebration early with delicious pancakes topped with Guittard Chocolate Chips and Guittard Chocolate Syrup, sausage, fruit juices and coffee, hosted by Butte Co. Sheriff.

Lollipop Ice Cream Shoppe will feature sixteen flavors of scrumptious ice cream, Jelly Bellies, old fashioned candies and a free “opportunity drawing” for all Fest attendees.

The Chocolate Cuisine Challenge is open to amateur chocolatiers of all ages.  Savory to sweet … chocolate is the common factor in each of these amazing creations.

Young Fest goers will have great fun visiting Chocolate Fest Kidz-Zone including giant inflatables, carnival games and prizes, costumed characters, balloon art, clowns, amusing competitions, musical entertainment and arts & craft projects – all free of charge.

Special events throughout the day include Fest visitors of all ages diving into the Chocolate Pie Eating and Cookie Stacking Contests and indulging in the Super Sensational Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest.

A very special highlight of the festivities will be “Chocolate Royale!” honoring the Fest’s Legacy Court! 

And, the crowning of the 2018 Paradise Chocolate Fest Queen….Celebrating 13 Years of Sweetening Kids Lives thru Chocolate!

Oozing with cookies, candies, brownies, toffee, fudge, truffles and a huge chocolate fountain, professional chocolatiers will fill Chocolate Candy Land with all things chocolate for sale and sample.

The “Paradise Chocolate Fest Cookbook II, A Second Serving” will be on sale! - Featuring over 300 chocolate recipes and works of original art by regional artists.  It is sure to be treasured for years.

Art in the Park will feature a chocolate inspired art exhibit, outdoor gallery and textile art show, sales and demonstrations.

North State authors, illustrators and publishers will join the festivities of the Fest, in a fun-filled celebration – “All About Books!”


Toes will be tapping and guests will be clapping to the tunes of Holly Taylor and Hot Flash, the Apologetiks, Alice Peake Experience, Back Yard Boys & more! The Chocolate Fest is filled with enjoyment and exciting fun for all ages!! (NOTE 2018 schedule coming soon!!)

Time 2017 Paradise Chocolate Fest Schedule


Chocolate Pancake Breakfast

Chocolate Chase 5 K Walk/Run 10K Run (Beyond Fitness ● 7224 Skyway)

9:00-5:00 11th Annual Paradise Chocolate Fest!!

Chocolate Cookie Stacking Contest   ●  All About Books  - Meet the Authors


Chocolate Cuisine Challenge   

10:00 "Holly Taylor & Hot Flash!"

Art in the Park Exhibits, Demos & Sales

10:45 Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest

“Young Authors Writing Contest Awards   ●   "Apologetiks!"


Art in the Park Painting, Exhibits, Demos & Sales   ●  All About Books – Meet the Authors

Noon Honoring the Fest's Legacy Court, Hat Parade, and Coronation of the "Chocolate Fest Queen!"
12:30 Chocolate Pie Eating Contest
1:00 "Back Yard Boys!" and Friends

Art in the Park Painting, Exhibits, Demos & Sales   ●  All About Books – Meet the Authors


Super Sensational Ice Cream Sundae Contest

3:00 - 5:00 "Alice Peake Experience!"

Admission - $5.00 • Children 4 & Under – Free. Free Chocolate Samples! Free Chocolate Pie & Ice Cream Eating Contests! Free Kidz-Zone Bounce House & Super Slide, Carnival Games, Crafts & Prizes! Musical Concerts & Demonstrations on 3 Stages!  Free Raffle Prizes! Free Parking!  Free Park & Ride Shuttle!