Another Chocolate Festival has sadly come to a close. THe Chocolate Fest Committee has already begun planning for Chocolate Fest 2009, which will be held Sunday Aug 2 - Saturday Aug 8.
Photos from this years festival will be on the Photo Gallery page soon, please keep checking in!
Many, many thank you's go out to our sponsors and volunteers. Chocolate Fest would not be nearly as successful without these people. A huge thank you to Ganongs for all of the chocolate, candy and assistance given during the festival. So many people gave so freely of their time, words cannot express the gratitude the Chocolate Fest Commitee has towards these individuals and organizations.
Please keep checking this website for updates during the winter months.
If you have suggestions, or ideas for future festivals, please let us know!
If you are visiting St. Stephen, please visit our Chocolate Museum and Ganong Chocolatier.
Welcome to CHOCOLATE FEST. Featured in many magazine articles, newspapers and on The Food Network, CHOCOLATE FEST is a delight to the young and young at heart. You are ALWAYS the perfect age to enjoy the smooth taste of chocolate!
Join us as we welcome new and returning friends to our friendly town of St. Stephen New Brunswick, on the banks of the beautiful St. Croix River. Help us celebrate our community and our heritage. Pull up a chair and dine with friends at one of our wonderful dinners,then enjoy a delicious chocolate dessert buffet. Or bring your lawn chair to our Town Square, tap your toes to the free musical concert as you savor an ice cream sundae. Try your hand at dipping candy and nut centres into warm chocolate (licking your fingers AFTER is a must!) How well do you know your ice cream? Enter our Taste-Test contest and find out! At Chocolate Mania there will be many activities for the whole family. Have your photo taken with our festival mascots--The Great Chocolate Mousse and his lovely wife Tiffany. We will also be having a petting zoo and pony rides for the children. With many events and chocolate themed merchandise for sale, this is festival that you will not want to miss!
Check back often as we will be updating this site periodically through the winter months. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you next summer!!!
Experience "TASTE OF CHOCOLATE"
In lieu of our famous Ganong Factory Tours, we are now offering a new and exciting event-- "TASTE OF CHOCOLATE". This unique experience will take you into the old Ganong Factory where you will see and smell "Ganongs Best", chocolate and candy. Through displays and conversations you will be able to witness chocolate centred chicken bones being created, watch employees hand dip candy and nut centres into smooth, velvety chocolate. Did you know it takes exactly one week to make a jelly bean? Watch as our skilled candy makers show you how it is done. Return to the past as you view candy making equipment from long ago. Maybe you will find an ancestor in the many photographs of past employees. Listen very closely and you may even hear the ghostly whirr and clang of the old equipment, hear the employees busily working, maybe discussing the days events. Before you leave, you will be able to taste-test and sample many of Ganong Brothers Chocolate and Candy.
Tour "TASTE OF CHOCOLATE" Tuesday August 5 to Friday August 8. Tours daily at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm.
Please check individual days or e-mail for tickets or information.
FACTORY TOURS UPDATE
Chocolate Fest and Ganong Bros. Ltd. regret to announce that the factory tours are no longer available. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
However, please join us at "Taste of Chocolate". This new and exciting event will be held in one of the former production rooms of the old Ganong factory in downtown St. Stephen. This event is a true delight to all 5 senses! For the first time in 3 years, you can see how the chocolate gets inside the famous chicken bone. Watch the talented staff of Ganongs hand dip chocolate. Once again part of this historic building will have the smell of chocolate permeate its walls.
Tours available Tuesday Aug 5 through Friday Aug 8. Available times are 9am, 10am, 11am 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Cost is $3.00 / person. Chocolate lovers who are 5 years and under are free of charge.
Please call (506)-465-5616 or email [email protected] to book your tickets!