Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire has announced that it will host a brand new event called ChocFest this November, celebrating all things chocolate-related.

ChocFest will take place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 19th November and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 20th November at the Melton Mowbray Cattle Market.

What can groups do at ChocFest?

Groups making a visit to ChocFest can enjoy chocolate tastings, demonstrations, talks and workshops on both days of the event.

Award-winning chocolatier Cocoa Amore, for example, will be conducting workshops on the art of making handmade chocolates.

Around 60 other exhibitors will be selling chocolate-related products including cakes, liqueurs, macaroons, drinks, biscuits and desserts.

Plus, there will be other stalls selling wine, champagne, cakes, pies and cheese.

Group travel organisers considering a visit will find coach parking available close by to the event, and tickets for sale on the gate.

Why Melton Mowbray?

Matthew O’Callaghan from the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership, organiser of ChocFest 2016 said: “We British eat £4.6 billion worth of chocolate each year. ChocFest will be the first dedicated, non-trade chocolate festival in the Midlands and will be celebrating all things chocolate.

“There’s a real contrast here by holding the event in Melton Mowbray, more traditionally associated with Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese.

“However, as the proclaimed UK rural capital of food, the town is delighted to host the first-ever ChocFest and we’re expecting it be very popular with all the chocolate lovers out there!”

Groups who’d like to extend a visit in the area can choose from a number of places to stay. The Scalford Hall Hotel & Conference Centre, Sysonby Knoll Hotel and the Stapleford Park Luxury Hotel, Spa & Golf are all in or close to Melton Mowbray and cater for groups.

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