Chocs Away – Chocolate Festival in Bristol
Chocolate Festival Bristol
Ade Hill catches up with Jo Harrington who tells us about bringing the Chocolate Festival to Bristol this December
You launched a very successful Chocolate in Frome, and now Bristol. Tell us more?
We launched the Frome Chocolate Festival 9 years ago and it’s now a popular annual event in everybody’s calendar so we where delighted to be asked by the team at the Southville Community Hub to bring it to Bristol. The appeal of chocolate is universal loved by all regardless of age or gender, it unites us in it’s indulgent pleasure. It’s the affordable luxury everyone loves to receive.
When, and where is it being held this year?
The new Southville Chocolate Festival takes place on Saturday the 8th December.
BS3 Community Hub, The Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Bristol BS3 1QG
What can I expect to see?
Find every imaginable chocolate creation, from cakes, brownies, artisan bars, creative lollipops, chocolate crafts, incredible truffles and much more.
Will the chocolatiers and makers be there in person?
Yes, most of the businesses are small independent companies who love to meet and chat to their customers, often with tasters for you to try before you make purchases.
What type of chocolate traders will be at the festival?
We have the best chocolatiers, raw chocolate makers, raw cakes, cake makers and confectioners from across the South West. These are the companies you won’t find on the High St you find them at Harrods or Fortnum & Masons, it’s like the chocolate version of the fashion catwalk.
What about chocolate workshops?
We will have some fun craft workshops inspired by chocolate running throughout the day for the children as well as some local charity stands with some fun competitions.
How do I get tickets?
There are no advanced tickets it’s just pay on the door on the day £2.50 for adults, children under 12 free, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.