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Chocolate Weekend

Chocolates wrapped in boxes and bags tied with bows

Chocolate Weekend is open to all visitors on
February 11 & 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visitor Center

Celebrate chocolate’s deeply rooted tree history at our annual expo. Visit, taste, and buy specialty chocolates and treats!

The Morton Arboretum champions all trees and this winter we're celebrating a giving-tree, the cacao tree, which gives us the delight of chocolate. Sample an array of chocolates and unique items with a chocolate twist.  Pick up a Valentine’s gift or simply treat yourself.

2017 Chocolate Vendors

Century Farmhouse
Chocolate Inspirations
Chocolate Twist
Defloured Bakery
Flat Bottom Pretzels
Gourmet Goodies
GrownUp KidStuff
Katherine Anne Confections
Lucila's Homemade
Mamie's Toffee & Treats
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Puffs of Doom
Suzette's Creperie
Sweet Street
The Spice Merchant and Tea Shoppe
Wild Blossom Meadery

Chocolate Demonstrations

On February 11 and 12, demonstrations will be held at Cudahy at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m. The Arboretum will distribute one drawing ticket to each attendee who attends one of the demonstrations. The drawing is for the chance to win Arboretum Store gift cards.

10:00 a.m. - How to Make Bon Bons for your Bae on Valentines Day
Learn how to make gorgeous chocolate bon bons and dark chocolate ganache. Presented by Chocolate Twist.

11:00 a.m. - Valentine’s Chocolate Flight
Learn how to make Champagne Salted Caramel Chocolate and Wine Hot Chocolate flights. Presented by Chocolate Inspirations.

12:00 p.m. - To Tell the Truth: Chocolate
Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from and how it came to be such a delectable treat? Come hear a brief history of chocolate and how to tell the good from the bad, the real from the fake. Presented by Mamie’s Toffee & Treats.

1:00 p.m. - Do you know your Chocolate Bar?
Put on a blindfold and see how well you know your chocolate. Family fun presented by KOKKU.


Chocolate Weekend on February 11 & 12 is included with Arboretum Admission


*Strollers and wagons will be prohibitted in the Visitor Center. Stroller parking will be available just outside of the building on our Sycamore Patio.


NEW! Members Night of Chocolate Weekend (SOLD OUT)

Friday, February 10, 2017
For a small fee, members can beat the crowd and shop the vendors early with a glass of wine and live music! 

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