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Chocolate Festival 2016
January 30, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
at the Marriott Conference Center & Hotel at the NCED

2801 State Highway 9, East, Norman, Oklahoma 73071

Restaurants and businesses interested in participating in the 2016 Chocolate Festival should read and complete the following application contract:
2016 Chocolate Festival Partnering Business Application

For additional information, please contact the Firehouse Art Center, 405.329.4523.


The premiere tasting is a one-hour session that kicks off the festival at 10:30 AM. The ballroom at the NCED accommodates a limited number of ticket holders in a spacious setting that allows attendees to evaluate the offerings before making their choices. Premiere ticketholders receive 15 chocolate samples from vendors. Premiere tickets are $45.

Premiere Session, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Five regular sessions, scheduled every half hours starting at 11:30 AM, provide ticket holders with 10 chocolate samples. Regular session tickets are $25.

Standard Session, Choose a Session Time

Tickets are also available at the Firehouse Art Center. Call 405.329.4523 or visit the FAC, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM.


About Chocolate Festival
The Chocolate Festival is the Firehouse Art Center's only annual fundraiser and membership drive. During the event, vendors will offer thousands of samples of delectable chocolate-inspired delights for those who wish to purchase tickets, the proceeds of which will support Firehouse Art Center art education programs. While the Chocolate Festival is the FAC’s only annual fundraiser, it is the hope of the organization that the event will not only raise funds, but also awareness of the visual arts and arts education in the Norman community through the inclusion of the free art activities that take place during the event.

The Firehouse Art Center’s Chocolate Festival was voted “Best Food Festival” in the 2011 and 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards from The Norman Transcript; received “the Best of the Best 2011” as Best Charity Event from Oklahoma Magazine; and won the 2009 Frontier Country Grand Award for Outstanding Food Festival in Central Oklahoma. It has been ranked third among food festivals in the U.S. by TV’s Food Network and has been featured in Southern Living and Bon Appetite magazines.
Chocolate Festival Arts Day
Chocolate Festival is the FAC's only annual fundraiser, but the event also serves to build awareness of the visual arts and arts education in the Norman community through the inclusion of free art activities. This year's fundraiser will feature foil sculpting for both adults and children and "Creative Cube" painting for children. Art activities are free of charge and Chocolate Festival tickets are not required to participate. FAC faculty and instructors will be on hand to demonstrate and assist with the activities and to discuss the children's and adult art education programs offered at the Firehouse Art Center and at local public elementary schools.

Chocolate Festival 2015 Best Sample Award Winners
The votes are in - new local business Apple Tree Chocolate was the 1st Place winner for Best Sample as voted on by attendees at this year's Chocolate Festival, with long-time favorites La Baguette and Legend's coming in at 2nd and 3rd Place, respectively.

1st Place: Apple Tree Chocolate
     2nd Place: La Baguette Bakery and Cafe
     3rd Place: Legend's Restaurant and Catering