23rd Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival, "Chocolates Gone Nuts!"
(Saturday, May 16th, 9AM - 6PM and Sunday, 17th, 9AM - 5PM, 2015)
Located at the junction of Highway 120 and 108 at Wood Park and surrounding area. We will continue to have quality and a great variety of over 200 vendors: unique Arts & Crafts, Chocolate Avenue (fudges, truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheese cake, etc.), a variety of food to satisfy every palate (giant onion rings, Lockeford Sausage, funnel cakes, smoothies, Chinese and the all-American-favorite hot dog), and Specialty Merchandise & Services.
Classic Car Show and Fun Run 5k or 1 Mile Applications will be available February 2015.
We hope for a weather forecast to call for mid 80's. We look forward to the 70K patrons that attend. The Fun Run, 5K and 1M, will be on Sat., May 17th and the Classic Car Show is both days. There will continue to be entertainment on 2 stages: Chocolate Challenge Stage with Chocolate Activities for the kids and community performances by Dance Studios, Karate, Zumba, etc., and our Main Stage with great local and cover bands with a variety of music. Hold onto your hats for our Western Performers (Cowboys and Cowgirls), performing, strolling, and greeting at the gates.
This event provides revenue for many Oakdale businesses and non-profit groups. Last year it raised over $16,000. Groups to date that have benefited are: American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor XI, Community United Methodist Church, Fire Department Explorers, Interact Club of Oakdale High School, Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus, Oakdale C.A.P.S., Oakdale Rotary, Police Department Explorers, River Oak Grace Church Youth Group, San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps, and Shadow Chase Run Club. Also over 1.5 ton of cans were collected at the gates for Oakdale Community Sharing.
Again don't miss: Arts & Craft Booths, Big West Mechanical Bull, Chocolate Avenue, Chocolate Challenge Stage, Classic Car Show, Delta Gold Diggers, Food Booths, Kid’s Land Rides and Games for All Ages, Main Stage with Local and Cover Bands, Mascots, One Mile Run & the 5K Fun Run, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Walk on Water, and Western Area. Due to the large number of people attending this event, bicycles, skateboards or skates are not allowed through the gates. This is a dog friendly event; dogs on leashes will be admitted.
Sponsor opportunities available for 2015!
Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors:
Chocolate Almond Sponsors:Gilton Solid Waste Management, Modesto Bee & Special Events
Chocolate Taffy Sponsors: A&A Portables, Black Oak Casino, Mocse Credit Union, Oak Valley Community Bank
Chocolate Caramel Sponsors: Ball Metal Food Containers, Burchell Nursery, Oakdale New Car Dealer Association, SaveMart & Oak Valley Hospital District