Chocolate Fest in Burlington« Back to Events
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, May 27-30.
Plenty 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.
There’s also a Rotary Carnival, a Chocolate City Bike Ride, fireworks, and a Memorial Day Veterans Day Parade. Discover Wisconsin will be there filming on Saturday, with one of the co-hosts (Eric Paulsen) doing something chocolate-related. Eric is also the “head tourer” for the State Trunk Tour and creator of this website, so if you see him let him know you saw this!
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.
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!