Oakdale Chocolate Festival
Saturday, May 21st, 9AM – 6PM and Sunday, May 22nd, 9AM – 5PM, 2016
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 dogs), and Specialty Merchandise & Services.
Cost at Gate: $6 Admission for Adults, $5 Seniors, Kids 12 and under are free. Bring a canned good to gate for $1 off admission.
Pre-sale tickets are available online for $4 each through PayPal until 1pm May 19. Your Paypal receipt serves as your ticket; you must PRINT your receipt and bring to the gate. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. If you purchased tickets for multiple people online, you must all enter at the same time.
Pre-sale $4 tickets may also be purchased in person, until May 19, at Oakdale locations of: Bank of the West, Bucksworth Western Wear, Oak Valley Community Bank, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Oakdale Leader, and Valley First Credit Union
The weather forecast calls for mid 70’s. We look forward to the 60K patrons that attend. The Fun Run 5K and 1M, will be on Sat., May 21st and the Classic Car Show 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.
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, Main Stage with local and cover bands, mascots, 1M Run & the 5K Fun Run, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Walk on Water attraction, and Kid’s Rodeo.
2016 Chocolate Festival Sponsors Include:
Due to the large number of people attending this event, bicycles, skateboards or skates are not allowed through the gates. Dog friendly event; dogs on a leash will be admitted.