When is the event held?

Friday, October 18, 2013

3:00PM - 8:00PM

Saturday, October 19, 2013

10:00AM - 9:00PM

Sunday, October 20, 2013

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Where is the event held?

Navy Pier – Festival Hall A

600 East Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

phone 312-595-PIER / 800-595-PIER

How much do tickets cost?

$25 per Adult General Admission ticket - $30 day of show includes $10 per children’s ticket (ages 3-12)

What kind of vendors will be there?

Fine artisinal chocolatiers, bakers, pastry chefs, non-edible chocolate products, beer, wine & spirits

Are tickets available at the door?

Yes. There will be a Box Office on site where tickets can be purchased with cash or a major credit card. Due to high turnout, we recommend purchasing advance tickets online. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 off door prices.

Are there discount tickets available?

Yes. Seniors 65 and older, military personnel with proper ID and anyone holding a discount pass from a cooperating retailer or sponsor can get $5 off their adult ticket admission when purchased in advance. Only one $5 discount can be applied to an adult ticket. One offer per adult general admission ticket, please.

Are group tickets available?

Yes, for 20 people or more.

Is there an additional fee to attend the cooking demonstrations or seminars?

All culinary demos and most seminars are included with entry to the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show.

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Chocolate Show News

National Chocolate & Dessert Show Press Release 4.24.13


  • Al Gelato Chicago
  • Amy's Candy Bar
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Barry's Gourmet Brownies
  • Beanilla Trading Company
  • Betty Jane HomeMade Candies & Ice Cream
  • By M Desserts
  • American Cake Decorating
  • Chef Alain Roby (Noreen Heron & Associates, Inc.)
  • Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine
  • Chocolate for the Spirit
  • ChocoTransferSheets.com
  • Conillin LLC
  • Davis Chocolate
  • Dessert Professional
  • Dove Chocolate Discoveries
  • Edible Artists Network
  • Fabbri North America, LLC
  • Firecakes
  • Flying Noir
  • Foodlinks, Inc.
  • The French Pastry School
  • Freshly Baked Communications
  • Gourmet News
  • Graycliff Chocolatier
  • Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery
  • Hershey's Chocolate World Chicago
  • Innovative Energy, Inc.
  • International Foods & Ingredients
  • Kali Development Co.
  • Kallari L3C
  • KeHE Distributors
  • The Knock Shoppe
  • Kona Bar
  • Les Palmeraies
  • Madison Chocolatiers West
  • Mayana Chocolate
  • Micelli Chocolate Molds
  • Milne Fruit Products
  • Mod-Pac Corp.
  • Netzsch Premier Technologies, LLC
  • Oak Mill Bakery
  • On the Avenue Marketing DBA The New York Times
  • PackInt Chocolate Equipment
  • Pura Delizia Ciccolato Artigianale
  • Savage Bros Co.
  • ShopKeep POS
  • Sotiros Foods, Inc.
  • Sweet Art, Inc.
  • Sweet Designs Chocolatier
  • The Cocoa Cabana
  • Tiddleywink Toffee
  • Truffly Made
  • T's Toffee
  • Valrhona

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