Schedule and location
February 8 and 9, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate chocolate’s deeply rooted tree history at our chocolate weekend. 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.
Limited Tickets! Tickets still remain for our Member Preview Event. Beat the crowds and shop early on Friday, February 7. Learn more
Chocolate and Wine Pairing on Saturday, February 8. LEARN MORE
Participating Chocolate Vendors:
Barcacaochocolat (GF, DF)
Blackout Baking Co. (GF)
GrownUp KidStuff (GF, DF)
Katherine Anne Confections (GF, DF)
Le Chocolat du Bouchard (Sample their chocolates at our Chocolate and Wine Pairing)
Xela - North Central College Enactus (GF, DF)
Nothing Bundt Cakes (GF)
SUGOi Sweets (GF, DF)
The Spice Merchant and Tea Shoppe (GF, DF, SF)
*GF - Selling Gluten Free products
*DF - Selling Dairy Free products
*SF - Selling Sugar Free products
Other Chocolate-Related Activities
Saturday, February 8
Chocolate and Wine Pairing
What pairs better with chocolate than wine? Savor specialty chocolate bars with expertly-selected wine samples. (Separate admission fee applies). LEARN MORE
Sunday, February 9
Demonstrations and Presentations
11:00 a.m. - "Where Does Cacao Come From and What Makes it Chocolate?" by Mamie's Toffee & Treats
12:00 p.m. - "Artisan Chocolate - An Experts Guide" by Kokku - Distinctive Gourmet
1:00 p.m. - "The Sustainability of Chocolate and Culture" by North Central Enactus featuring Guatemalan Entreprenuer Mirna Rojas
The Chocolate Weekend vendor expo is free with regular Arboretum admission.