Celebrating 16 years of “Sweetening Kids Lives,” Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation presents the Paradise Chocolate Fest on Saturday, September 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beautiful Terry Ashe Park on the Skyway in Paradise.
The annual festival features Chocolate Candy Land where you can dip into decadence at the huge chocolate fountain or visit chocolatier booths filled with countless artisanal delicacies, desserts, confections and scrumptious ice cream for sale.
Fest attendees will also enjoy “Art in the Park,” “All About Books,” “Green Scene Outdoor Classroom,” “ReDiscover the Ridge” community exhibits, craft and commercial booths, and a wide range of delicious food selections.
Young Fest goers will have great fun visiting the Kidz-Zone, including giant inflatables, carnival games, costumed characters, arts & craft projects, contests, and much more!
Special events throughout the day include a Chocolate Chase 5K Run, Chocolate Cuisine Challenge, Chocolate Pie and Super Sensational Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contests, and Cookie Stacking Contest.
Highlights include all-day Musical Concerts on two Stages and, the “Chocolate, Wine & Beer Garden,” featuring Guittard Chocolate tastings and the North Valley’s premiere Wine & Craft Beer selections.
Admission to the fest is $5.00 with children 4 & under, free. Admission includes: Free Chocolate Samples! Free Chocolate Pie & Ice Cream Eating Contests! Free Kidz-Zone Bounce House & Super Slide, Carnival Games, Crafts & Prizes! Musical Concerts & Demonstrations! Free Raffle Prizes! And Free Parking!
Best of all – the Paradise Chocolate Fest delivers vital support to non-profit organizations that provide educational, enrichment, recreational, and leadership opportunities to youth on the Paradise Ridge.
Since its inception in 2006, the Paradise Chocolate Fest has contributed over $350,000.00 to Ridge youth programs and services. From scholarships to upgraded computers, sports uniforms, musical instruments, summer camp, swim & dance lessons, leadership programs, vision screening, food banks and more, revenues ultimately reach out to impact the lives of thousands of youth, their families and our community.
A complete event schedule will be announced on August 1st. For all of the delicious details, follow the Paradise Chocolate Fest Facebook site; visit the Paradise Chocolate Fest website www.chocolatefest.us, or contact 530-342-4896, and Join the Fun!