Join craft chocolate artisans from around the world for the most decadent festival in town. Sample and shop the best in chocolate at the Palace of Fine Arts, March 6-8, 2020.

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January 6, 2020

Discover the Best in Chocolate at the Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco in 2020

Sponsored by The Craft Chocolate Experience

Artisan chocolate aficionados can rejoice in the Bay Area this spring as the Craft Chocolate Experience comes to the Palace of Fine Arts, March 6 - 8. Sample and shop at a marketplace of world class artisans, attend lectures, learn at workshops, and more.

Event Information

Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco is a chocolate festival open to the public to educate, entertain, and promote the craft chocolate industry. Join the finest chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and local pastry chefs who will be on hand, sharing their products and their love of quality chocolate. More than 80 exhibitors are expected.


  • The Palace of Fine Arts (3601 Lyon St.)


  • Opening Night Party: Friday, March 6, 7 - 10 p.m. (Tickets: $95)

Chocolate lovers can celebrate all things chocolate with a night out at the Palace of Fine Arts. There will be cocktails, pastries from some of the most amazing chefs in the Bay Area, savory foods, fun, and, of course, chocolate. This is a ticketed event for ages 21+.

  • Main Event Session 1: Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Tickets: $15 - $145)
  • Main Event Session 2: Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Tickets: $15 - $145)

Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco's Main Event Sessions will be immersive chocolate experiences for chocolate enthusiasts. This event will include lectures and demos from industry experts, a children’s area, a VIP lounge, and the most amazing marketplace with dozens of exhibitors sampling and selling their craft chocolate creations. There will also be hands-on demonstrations for those wanting to learn more about chocolate-making.

Visit for complete event details, including up-to-date exhibitor information.

Ticket Information

Weekend Pass and single-day Main Event tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available now at Use promo code ChocolateTravel for $5 off your adult ticket purchase.

General Information

The team behind the ten-years-running Dallas Chocolate Festival has partnered with Dandelion Chocolates and the Fine Chocolate Industry Association to bring the Craft Chocolate Experience to San Francisco and the Bay Area for the first time in 2020. A home to the forefront of artisan and organic cuisine - including craft chocolate -  San Francisco is a natural destination for fine food lovers and industry professionals.

Dandelion Chocolate is one of San Francisco's premier chocolatiers. Visit Dandelion at their flagship 16th Street Factory, their Valencia Street storefront in the Mission District, or inside the iconic Ferry Building.

For more festival information, visit the Craft Chocolate Experience online.


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