The Northwest Chocolate Festival, now 12 years strong, has become one of the best shows in North America for artisan chocolate. The Festival features tastes of the world’s top chocolate makers and chocolate desserts. There are 150+ global exhibit partners from 24-countries showcasing product on the two floors of the exhibit hall.
We present an education program with 70+ workshops and taste seminars for every skill level from novice to professional chefs.
The Festival attendance figures are growing at a rate of 16% annually. Between 2017 and 2019 the show production size increased by 65% overall. We produce a B2B Pavilion in the show with professional equipment and products.
As the market grows, the Northwest Chocolate Festival will continue to be the premier show for cocoa products, craft chocolate, and artisan brands to make an appearance in the chocolate industry.
The Northwest Chocolate Festival will host 12,000 people in two-days for the 2020 show. Our attendees journey from all along the West Coast (85%) and from across the United States (12%) and from international regions (3%). The attendees at the show are 68% female and 32% male with high annual income 80k+ and college education. Attendees are chocolate industry professionals (26%) alongside artisan chocolate consumers (74%).
Our brand partners have the opportunity to showcase through multiple channels of booth activation, stage presence, print and digital media in front of 12,000+ people. On the show floor our partners receive world-class product activation, brand promotion, market research, retail sales, professional networking, and the option to service and gain wholesale accounts. All partners receive the benefits of social media, e-newsletter, media partnerships, digital placement, and traditional marketing channels used by the Northwest Chocolate Festival to reach upwards of one-million people annually.