North Conway, February 26
Wow... it is exciting to think this event has been gaining popularity for more than thirty years! People come from great distances to cross country ski, snowshoe or drive from inn-to-inn along the trails of our 45 KM network to enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network, most located along the trails.
Known by many as the 'Sweetest Day on the Trails", this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Many return year after year to enjoy the Chocolate Festival, often returning with a larger group of friends each time!Trailside businesses prepare a variety of goodies from hundreds of pounds of chocolate!
These are some of the treats served for the 2022 Festival participants. Gluten-free dark chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate ganache topped with chocolate dipped strawberry were offered at The Buttonwood Inn (top left). These homemade Belgian Chocolate Cups (top right) used to serve hot chocolate topped with whipped cream have become a tradition at the Samuel O'Reilly House, one of the stops just a short walk from the trails. The Bavarian Chocolate Haus offered both dark and milk chocolate nonpareils topped with raspberry crunch (bottom left) at Adventure Suites. For the first time, a s'mores buffet was offered by Veno's Specialty Foods & Meats at Ragged Mountain Equipment. Their homemade vanilla and chocolate marshmallows made them extra special. Chocolate truffles, cupcakes of all kinds, brownie sundaes, chocolate cookies and even chocolate stout were just some of the treats enjoyed at stops throughout the tour.
More treats await the chocoholics that have completed the tour!
Present your Festival pass on the day of the event to other participating North Conway area businesses for more special offers. Scroll down for the 2023 list with details.
Click to view the Festival Map online. Every participant will have a Festival map and brochure for each trailside business to validate to confirm your stop. Visit each of the trailside stops to enter the drawing for a $200 gift certificate to be used at any participating member business.
Tickets will be limited and only available to purchase online
or by making a lodging reservation with one of our member lodging properties. When making your reservation, be sure to request your nonrefundable tickets at the same time. Your tickets will be held for you until check in.
Sorry, all season pass holders must purchase the Festival Pass
to enjoy the chocolate treats!
COST OF FESTIVAL PASS: $45 per person
The tickets available for online sales are now sold out.
You can still purchase tickets by reserving a room with one of our lodging members.
When you make your reservations, be sure to ask them for Festival tickets. Tickets will be held for you until you check in.