Kansas Chocolate Festival

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Topeka on Kansas Avenue

What you can expect

  • Chocolate, baked goods and sweets from regional businesses.
  • Stage demonstrations
  • The Kansas Chocolate Competition -- Register NOW
  • Live music, food trucks and a children's play area
  • Unique experiences provided by Mars Chocolate North America and Downtown Topeka shops
  • The Combat Air Museum's Winged-Foot 5K and 10K run

Full schedule coming soon.

FAQs for the 2017 Kansas Chocolate Festival

Q. Is there an entry fee?
The festival itself is free and all are welcome to enjoy the bands, stage presentations and atmosphere.

Q. What's new this year?

  • Tasting tickets for specialty chocolitiers
  • Children's play area

Tasting details: This year, we will have an indoor area where you can purchase tickets for $2 each to sample specialty chocolates created by chocolatiers from Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. One dollar from each ticket sold will support a local charity. Tickets will be avaialble on-site only. Cash only please.

Vendors will have samples and baking contest entrants will bring samples as well (LIMIT TWO PER PERSON).

Children's area details: Wristbands are available for purchase; $10 for unlimited play on bounce houses provided by The Carnival Guy.

There is also a game truck, Sky’s The Limit, that will also have video game times to be purchased.

Q. Will there be free samples to taste?
Yes!  Every outside vendor will have samples to taste until they run out.  We will do our best to provide as many samples as possible.

Q. Are Pets Welcomed?
Yes!  Pets on leashes are welcome but will not be allowed into the indoor Ticketed Tasting area.

Q. Will there be entertainment?
Yes. One stage will have musical performances. Another will have chocolate demonstrations, bean to bar presentation and a chocolate pudding eating contest.

Q. Will there be a Baking Contest this year?
Yes!  The winners of each category will be announced at 2:30 p.m. on the demonstration stage. Baking contest registrations are due by Sept. 27, with items delivered to Visit Topeka on the morning of Sept. 30. 

Learn more about our new addition -- Chocolate After Dark
Chocolate After Dark Logo

Volunteers & Vendors

Interested volunteers and vendors can contact Rosa Cavazos for more information at or call 785-234-1030.