Photos courtesy of Shelly Leverenz/See Shell Photography
Burlington’s cocoa connection is rooted in its relationship with Nestle USA, a Swiss food company that built a factory in Burlington in 1966. With the desire to celebrate both chocolate and Nestle USA’s 20th year anniversary in Burlington, a chocolate festival was developed in 1987 featuring live entertainment and the world’s largest Crunch Bar.
Each year, thousands of visitors flock to the festival to sample various forms of chocolate and view impressive chocolate creations and sculptures. ChocolateFest features carnival rides, live music, a Chocolate Experience Tent, and much more! For more information about the festival, please visit their website at www.chocolatefest.com. ChocolateFest is a separate non-profit organization and inquires should be directed to the ChocolateFest Operations Committee.