Indulge your sweet tooth at Knoxville Chocolatefest

Chocolate Festival provides sweetness for Knoxville Ronald McDonald House.

MARYVILLE (WATE) – It’s a festival that serious chocolate lovers should mark on their calendar as a national holiday.

Chocolatefest Knoxville is back in Knoxville Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Expo Center. At the event some of East Tennessee’s best bakers & chocolatiers gather to let festival-goers taste their specialties.

While admission to the festival is free, a tasting pass is $15. With the tasting pass, visitors will be able to travel from booth to booth and receive one sample from each Chocolate Vendor. VIP Passes are $30 and allow visitors to relax while Chocolatefest Waiters deliver the chocolate to your table.

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The events benefits Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House. It also includes live music, a kids area and chocolate market. The kids area includes face painters, magicians, costumed characters an a petting zoo. Organizers said the chocolate market has great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

For more information visit Chocolatefest Knoxville’s website.

Chocolate vendors

  • Cheesecakes & Breads By Rick – Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Candy By Ro – Fudge, Fresh Fruit Dipped In Chocolate
  • Rosa’s Catering – Chocolate Brownies
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – TBD
  • Sugarbakers – Expresso crunch in milk chocolate and lemon bark in Guittard white chocolate.  Heath toffee in Guittard dark chocolate.
  • Teresa’s Bakery – Chocolate Cookies
  • Wild Tree – Chocolate Fondue
  • Dove Chocolate Discoveries – Dove Chocolates
  • The Chocolate Ladies –  Salted Caramel Bites & Salted  Caramel Bark & Chocolate Chocolate Pretzels
  • Kim’s Kandies – White Chocolate Popcorn
  • Scrumps – Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Zeal – Chocolate Shakes
  • Knoxville Zoo – Catering & Events – TBD

Entertainment

  • Stephen Hunley (Con Hunley’s son)
  • Johno Clayton
  • Shaun Abbott
  • Samuel Cox
  • Dre Hilton
  • Marble City Jazz Trio
  • Sydni Stinnett
  • Coley

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