2020 Vendor Information

Registration is open for the 2020 Dallas Chocolate Festival! 

The 11th annual Dallas Chocolate Festival will be held virtually September 11-13, 2020, with a twist. A box containing chocolate samples from exhibitors, samples for tasting classes, and coupons for artisan businesses will be made available for sale. Attendees will purchase the box and can then visit the virtual Chocolate Festival online. They will be able to taste along in online classes and interact in real-time with Festival exhibitors like you.

The theme for 2020 is “The World of Chocolate.” Our international inspired theme will emphasize all the parts of the world that contribute to chocolate. It will also explore all the different parts of chocolate — from growers to bean-to-bar makers to chocolatiers and beyond.

The 2020 Dallas Chocolate Festival will celebrate the creativity and talent from chocolate makers and chocolatiers the world over. The goal is to educate the public about artisan chocolate… one bar at a time. Our belief in education also is reflected in our scholarship program. A portion of funds from this event will provide full scholarships to pastry students enrolled in North Texas college-level culinary programs. To date, DallasChocolate.org has provided over $20,000 in scholarships for local culinary programs.

We are planning on using the Whova Virtual Conference Platform. Online exhibitor booths will be able to display a video which will auto-play when an attendee clicks on your booth. You will also be able to offer coupons in exchange for an attendee email address, link to your website and email, include a description of your business, and chat in real time with attendees. You can also hold scheduled or impromptu video sessions for up to 30 people.

This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for you to get your products in front of a very targeted audience of fine chocolate lovers and a unique opportunity to be in front of Dallas crowds without needing to buy a plane ticket.

If you have questions about being an exhibitor, please give us a call or send an email to: info@dallaschocolate.org

Event Details

Event Overview: 

The Dallas Chocolate Festival is an event that celebrates the best of the world of chocolate. We highlight the quality, artistry, and unique tastes of chocolate. The event showcases artisans large and small from all around the world.

This event is open to the public.

What: 2020 Dallas Chocolate Festival

When:  September 11-13, 2020.

Where:  Online

Why: To educate the public about chocolate… one bar at a time.

How: Through classes, workshops, a unique box of samples, and a whole lot of fun.

What Vendors Need to Know:

We expect 500 chocolate lovers to purchase the “Festival in a Box” and even more to attend the virtual event. Our post-event surveys from 2019 show that more than 50% of attendees spent more than $50 purchasing chocolate from exhibitors at the Festival. Our hope is to direct those purchases to your online store via your virtual exhibitor booth.

Exhibitors are encouraged to direct sales to their online stores.

This is a chance to put your product in front of  savvy foodies from all around Texas. Attendees can enjoy your samples in the box they purchase while watching your video, chatting with you in real-time, or watching a scheduled or impromptu live video.

Promotion:

Use the hashtag:  #DallasChocolate

If you tag us on social media we’ll do our best to retweet, share, repost, etc. all your great stuff.  @DallasChocolate

Exhibitor Options:

There are two main components of this year’s Festival:

The Box:

  • Provide at least 500 samples to be put into the box.
  • Samples can be small, but should represent your brand.
  • Samples will need to be received in Dallas in early September.

The Virtual Festival:

  • Customize your online exhibitor booth.
  • Booths can include video, real-time chat, coupon offers, and contact links.

All booths include:

  • Social Media mentions
  • Logo on the DallasChocolate.org website

Premium booths also include:

  • Featured logo on the DallasChocolate.org website
  • Option to take over our Instagram Feed for a day to reach out to our 4000+ followers
  • Special post on our Facebook page to reach out to our 10,000+ followers

If you’ve got questions, please send us an email at info@dallaschocolate.org.

The 2020 Dallas Chocolate Festival will celebrate the creativity and talent from chocolate makers and chocolatiers the world over. The goal is to educate the public about artisan chocolate… one bar at a time. Our belief in education also is reflected in our scholarship program. A portion of funds from this event will provide full scholarships to pastry students enrolled in North Texas college-level culinary programs. To date, DallasChocolate.org has provided over $20,000 in scholarships for local culinary programs.

Questions? Send us an email.  We’ll get back to you as fast as we can.