Monday 9th April


All Day Events

The Chocolate Market - 
The Chocolate Market will take place throughout Parliament Street and will be open from 9.30am - 5.30pm 

The Chocolate Festival Marquee,  St Sampson's Square, York, YO1 9QT  
Chocolate Cafe, demonstrations, tastings and workshops will take place throughout the day in the festival marquee 
from 10am - 7.00pm 

The Little Chocolate FactorySt Sampson's Square, York, YO1 9QT 
Create your own chocolate Easter Egg at the Chocolate Festival Marquee with the chocolate team from York Cocoa House 
Taking place daily throughout the festival 10am - 5pm

Chocolate - York's Sweet Story, King's Square - Chocolatey Fun and Games at York's new attraction 
Try your luck at a range of Chocolate Challenges, where you’ll be able to battle your wits and show off your chocolate skills! 
York's newest visitor attraction CHOCOLATE – York’s Sweet Story is open daily 10am – 5.30pm. 
For more information about York's newest attraction visit www.yorkssweetstory.com

The Balloon TreeGate Helmsley, Near York
Visit The Balloon Tree to take part in a special Easter Trail Treasure Hunt to earn your chocolatey reward at the end. 
Taking place daily throughout the festival 9.30am - 5.00pm. For more information visit www.theballoontree.co.uk




10.30am - Choccy and Sweetie Tour by York Walk

A delicious tour - hear the history of Terrys and Rowntrees, visit chocolate and sweetie shops and taste free samples. 
Walks start at the Museum Gardens Gates on Museum Street. 
Tickets are available at the start of the walk, Adults £5.50, Concessions £5.00 
For further information about York Walks visit www.yorkwalk.co.uk 

Terry's of York

11.00am York Confectionery Making - Hands-on Sweet Workshop at The Mansion House

Get stuck in creating your own beautiful sweets.Terry's of York once made their "Conversational Lozenges" with phrases on such as "Do you flirt?" or "Can you polka?".

During this workshop you will learn how to make famous confections in York's history, including flavoured lozenges just like Terry's of York. You will then beautifully packaging your creations to take home and show off, share or maybe just enjoy!

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 for children and are available at the York Chocolate Festival Marquee in St Sampson's Square or on-line in advance yorkchocolatefestivalconfectioneryworkshop.eventbrite.com


2.00pm - Choccy and Sweetie Tour by York Walk

A delicious tour - hear the history of Terrys and Rowntrees, visit chocolate and sweetie shops and taste free samples. 
Walks start at the Museum Gardens Gates on Museum Street. 
Tickets are available at the start of the walk, Adults £5.50, Concessions £5.00 For further information about York Walks visit www.yorkwalk.co.uk 


Brown & Blond

2.00pm Creating Gorgeous Chocolate Desserts - 

Hands-on Chocolate Making Workshop with George Welton from Brown & Blond at the Chocolate Festival Marquee, St Sampson's Square

Get stuck in creating your own gorgeous desserts with Brown and Blond.

During this hands-on workshop all participants will get stuck in, working to create some gorgeous desserts using Brown & Blonds amazing brownies as a gorgeous base, you will learn how to make the most chocolatey cheesecake. You will then beautifully packaging your creations to take home and show off, share or maybe just enjoy!

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 for children and are available at the York Chocolate Festival Marquee in St Sampson's Square or on-line in advance yorkchocolatefestivalworkshopchocolatedesserts.eventbrite.com



3.00pm
- The Golden Age of Confectionery - Chocolate Tea & Talk at The Mansion House
A look at the Golden Age of Confectionery manufacturing in York. Alex Hutchinson, Nestle Archivist will look at the era in confectionery manufacturing from 1860's to 1960's that made York the home of UK confectionery industry.

2012 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Henry Isaac Rowntree (right) taking over the Cocoa and Chicory side of the Tuke family business.

Tickets are £5 and are available at the York Chocolate Festival Marquee in St Sampson's Square or on-line in advance 

yorkchocolatefestivalgoldenageinconfectionery.eventbrite.com





3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm - Chocolatada at the Tower - York Minster
A magical history tour to delight the senses.  Discover York Minster's important role in the city's chocolate heritage, taste historic chocolate treats, and enjoy a birds-eye view of York's chocolate landmarks from the Tower top. 

7.00pm
- A Sweet Success - Exclusive tour of the Merchant Adventurers'  Hall
The Merchant Adventurers have been part of York life for over 650 years and in this special one off guided tour for York Chocolate Festival hear about the organisation that has both the Terry and Rowntree families as members and famously battled with Mary Tuke over trading rights. The tour will explore the Merchant Adventurers, their magnificent hall and their impact on trade, enterprise and confectionery. Tickets: Adults £8, Concessions £7 T: 01904 654818 

5.30pm - 9.30pm - Chocolate Dinner at Meltons Restaurant, Scarcroft Road
Enjoy this special 4 course chocolate lunch of White Chocolate and Truffle Oil Risotto, Chorizo-Chocolate Croute, Daube of Beef with a Red Wine Sauce Scented with Bitter Chocolate followed by Trio of Chocolate - £28 per person, please call 01904 634341 to book