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. 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 spring.
In the past 10 years alone, the Fest has contributed over $230,000 in financial support to 54 organizations serving youth that rely on the celebration as a major source of annual fundraising - From scholarships to upgraded computers, sports equipment, dance & camp scholarship, vision screening, literacy mentorships, musical instruments, leadership training, food banks and more.
On November 8, 2018 Paradise suffered the most destructive wild-fire in California history. Our hearts are broken over the loss and devastation that our community has experienced thru the Camp Fire. However, while much of the physical aspect of our Town is currently gone, our spirit remains. We remain committed to providing enduring support of one of Paradise's most precious resources; our youth.
This year’s Paradise Chocolate Fest will be Saturday, May 9th , 9 am – 5 pm, at Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway Paradise.
The Fest features Chocolate Candy Land where you can dip into decadence at the large chocolate fountain or visit chocolate booths and professional Chocolatiers with countless chocolate delicacies, desserts, confections and scoops of yummy Ice Cream for sale.
Fest attendees will also enjoy “Art in the Park”, “All About Books”, “Green Scene Outdoor Classroom” craft, commercial and community booths and a wide range of delicious food selections.
Young Fest goers will have great fun visiting the Kidz-Zone including giant inflatables, carnival games and prizes, costumed characters, arts & craft projects, contests, hands-on exhibits & demonstrations and musical entertainment and performances.
Special events include a Chocolate Pancake Breakfast, Chocolate Cuisine Challenge, Chocolate Pie Eating and Cookie Stacking Contests, Super Sensational Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest and an all-day Musical Tribute to Paradise.
Additional Fest Highlights -
- “Paradise Strong” / “Butte Strong” Exhibit & Community Info Booths.
- “Chocolate, Wine & Brew Tasting Tent!” featuring Guittard Chocolate Company tastings and the North Valley’s premiere Wine and Craft Beer selections. 21 & older.
- "Young Author's Writing Contest!" Open to All K-12 Students throughout Butte County encouraging young people to develop enthusiasm for, and expertise in their writing success ...."Chocolate" is the theme! Multiple Age Divisions. Over $1,000 in Scholarship Awards and Prizes will be presented at the Fest. In collaboration with North State Writers.
Benefiting Youth In our community …. It doesn’t get much sweeter!
Achieve Charter School, Boy Scouts Troop 316, Boys Scouts Troop 770, Children’s Community Charter School, Cub Scouts Pack 316, Cub Scouts Pack 770, Girl Scouts, Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Elks Lodge, Paradise Friends of the Library, Paradise High School Band, Paradise Host Lions Club, Paradise Junior Football, Paradise Piranhas Swim Team, Paradise Recreation & Park District, Paradise Rotary Interact, Paradise Stronger, Rainbow Girls and Ridgeview High School Rangers.