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Chocolate Fest in Burlington
May 25, 2018
May 28, 2018
Burlington Chocolate Fest
January 17, 2016
Burlington Festival Grounds
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681 Maryland Avenue, Burlington, WI, 53105, United States

Burlington is “Chocolate City, USA,” named so for its Nestle plant, which opened in 1965. Chocolate Fest started 22 years later in 1987 and has been delighting chocolate lovers ever since. Although the dates used to move around, it now takes place every Memorial Day weekend – this year, that means May 25-28, 2018.

Burlington Chocolate Fest carving

That’s a lot of chocolate. Good!

Burlington's Chocolate Fest, cupcake contestPlenty of exhibits on chocolate, demonstrations on chocolate-making, and samples highlight the main theme of the festivals. Music from national and regional acts, family events, and more add to the fun. Need a sugar rush? There’s a cupcake-eating contest if you’re in a hurry for it!

Burlington Chocolate Fest - Chocolate Jenga

It really is chocolate Jenga…

There’s also a Rotary Carnival, a Chocolate City Bike Ride, fireworks, and a Memorial Day Veterans Day Parade. Chocolate Jenga is a crowd-pleaser – and suspenseful at times! Chocolate carvings, treats, and more add to the tasty fun.

The Burlington Festival Grounds are just off Milwaukee Street (City Highways 36 & 83) along Maryland Avenue near the Fox River and Riverside Park, northeast of downtown. City Highway 11 just to the south, and Highway 142 approaches from the southeast. While in town, you can check out other places like the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum and Fred’s, one of Wisconsin’s legendary burger joints.

Live music and other performances will take place on several stages across the grounds. The Main Stage will include performances from the Lunch Money Bullies Friday night, Separate Ways and Royal Bliss Saturday night, Reverend Raven and Bella Cain Sunday night, and The Britins and the Orange Crush Band on Monday.

Tickets run $8 for people ages 12 and up, $4 for kids 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. Get all the details and updates on the Chocolate Fest website.

Have a chocolatey good time!

Chocolate Fest Address:

681 Maryland Avenue (Business Highway 36)
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 763-7185

Chocolate Fest Address:

Burlington Festival Grounds
681 Maryland Avenue (off Business 36)
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 763-3300