Topeka's own Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions will have a pretzel dipping station (pretzels by Frito-Lay) and a caramel apple station outside shop. Inside you can enjoy:
If you want to burn some calories before you indulge at the Kansas Chocolate Festival, register now for the Combat Air Museum's annual wing-foot 5K and 10K. The fundraiser supports museum operations and has a chocolate flair.
Register and pay online at: www.active.com
Only pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt.
Combat Air Museum, 7016 SE Forbes Ave.
Race day registration: 6:45-7:45 a.m.
Warm up: 7:30 a.m.
Race begins: 8 a.m.
Learn more on Topeka365.com.
Join us for this ticketed VIP experience Saturday, Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m. at the elegant Dillon House, 404 SW 9th St. Buy tickets in advance. This event will sell out.
Q. Is there an entry fee?
The festival itself is free and all are welcome to enjoy the samples, bands, stage presentations and atmosphere. Vendors, food trucks and some chocolate samples will charge. ATMs are available at 7th and 9th Streets and most accepted credit and debit cards.
Q. What's new this year?
Tasting details: This year, we will have an indoor area where you can purchase tickets for $1 each to sample specialty chocolates created by chocolatiers from Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. 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.
Reliant Apparel has your official Kansas Chocolate Festival T-shirt for sale. Choose your size.
Topeka Metro is offering a shuttle from the Kansas Expocentre parking lot to 9th and Jackson from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 -- the entire length of the festival.
Creating M&M'S® Caramel is the world’s largest M&M’S® mural created by Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. Associates to celebrate the launch of M&M’S Caramel, which are made exclusively in Topeka, Kansas.
On display through Sunday, Nov. 5.
Guess the number of M&M’S used to construct the mural and receive a prize pack, which includes two M&M'S Caramel tote bags, koozies, bandanas, and M&M'S Caramel Chocolate Candies!