Chocolate Challenge

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Are you up for the challenge where the medium is chocolate? Whether you're an amateur or a professional baker or a group or an individual, put your baking skills to work and enter your cake/artistic creation in the 2018 Chocolate Lovers Festival Chocolate Challenge. All entries will be judged and on display during this two-day Festival that was developed in 1992. First held in 1993, the Festival - 26 years later - still has the unifying theme of "for the love of chocolate" attracting chocolate lovers from around the country and from around the world. The exact location of the event in the downtown area of Fairfax City will be announced closer to the event! 

 Important Dates and Information

Entry Fees (due with application) -

Fees payable to the Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee

Youth (12 years of age and under) - $5.00

Teen (ages 13-19) - $5.00

Family/Group/Organization - $10.00

Amateur - $15.00

Professional - $20.00

Event Timeline

Entries Delivered: Friday, February 2 between 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

                             Saturday, February 3 between 7:00 am - 8:00am

Judging: Saturday, February 3 - 8:15 am - 9:45 am

(No one will be permitted in the building during the judging period except for judges, media,

and event sponsors)

Event Hours: Saturday, February 3 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

                   Sunday, February 4 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(If you are retaining ownership of your entry, it must be picked up between 4:00-4:30 pm on

Sunday, February 4)


Cathy Salgado, City of Fairfax Director of Parks & Recreation

Michael Hensley, President - Victoria's Cakery

Mayor David Meyer, City of Fairfax



Applications are due by January 15, 2018. Chocolate Challenge Information Details.

Click here for Chocolate Challenge Rules and Regulations

 2018 Winners

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