Join us for a unique opportunity to discover some of the world's best chocolate and confections, become a more conscious consumer, and meet farmers and makers. 
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The New England Chocolate Festival brings you together with 16 New England chocolate companies to taste, learn, and interact. The companies invited to participate in the Festival have all been hand-selected for their focus on quality and ethics. They prize craftsmanship and flavor excellence while sourcing ingredients in a transparent manner. Also attending are several cacao and chocolate producers from countries including Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

The Festival is held on Saturday, October 13th from 10am-6pm at the Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116.

The Festival includes a Chocolate Pavilion featuring chocolate makers, chocolatiers, cacao producers, and related vendors selling and sampling their wares and chatting with attendees. It also features:
  • Classroom lectures and tastings
  • A Chocolate Sensorium, an exhibit space devoted to hands-on sensory exploration of the cacao- and chocolate-producing process
  • A Chocolate Escape Room
  • A café with coffee and chocolate drinks and desserts
  • Industry experts and celebrities from around the world
  • Workshops and demos with expert professionals (additional ticket fee)
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Education program

Our Festival education program features more than 30 expert presenters hailing from over a dozen countries. Come enjoy learning about the local-global cacao and chocolate connections!

View education schedule

Want to get more involved?

Our event is entirely volunteer-run and we would love to have your support. We have engaging volunteer opportunities throughout the Festival lead-up and day-of. Have fun as part of our great team!

Learn more about volunteering

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Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, and friends!

Platinum sponsors

Gold sponsors


Aura's Chocolate
Boho Chocolate
Beth's Chocolate
Bixby & Co.

Enna Chocolate
gâté comme des filles
Somerville Chocolate

Friends of the Festival

Blue Door Gatherings
Cacao de Origen
Chocolat Mill
The Chocolate House
Chloe Chocolat
Culinary Institute of America
Curio Spice Co.
Dandelion Chocolate
Diamond Customs Machine Corp.
Ecole Chocolat

European Business School
Experience Chocolate
Finale Desserts

French Broad Chocolates
Harvard University
Institute of Culinary Education
Marou Chocolate
NAYAH Sabores da Amazônia
Northwest Chocolate Festival
Palette de Bine
Partnering Resources
PISA Haiti
Rebel Rebel
La Rifa Chocolatería
Southwestern University
Zorzal Cacao

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The New England Chocolate Festival logo was designed by the amazing Lisa Leick.
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