Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival. People come to Ashland for many reasons. Many across the country associate it with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Others love Southern Oregon outdoors and combine whitewater rafting escapade with wine tasting in the Rogue Valley. For others, Ashland is just a sweet place to get away after a busy week, where an abundance of world-class spas, boutique shops, and award-winning restaurants can seriously hurt one’s wallet. In the last couple of years, Ashland has also established itself as the capital of all things chocolate! Over the course of one weekend in March Ashland welcomes over 40 chocolate companies at the annual Oregon Chocolate Festival.
The festival is completely dedicated to the West Coast chocolatiers and their amazing creations. Vendors present a variety of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tease taste buds of over 1500 visitors.