Oakdale, California, USA
Oakdale Chocolate Festival
May 18, 2013 from 9am-6pm and
May 19, 2013 from 9am-5pm
Oakdale, CA 95361
21st Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival, "Cowboys 'n Chocolate"
Located at the junction of Highway 120 and 108 at Wood Park and surrounding area.
Oakdale’s Annual Chocolate Festival, which is held the third weekend in May each year.
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 pallet (giant onion rings, Lockeford Sausage, funnel cakes, smoothies, Chinese and the all American favorite hot dogs), and Specialty Merchandise & Services.
The weather forecast calls for mid 80's. We look forward to the 70K patrons that attend. The Fun Run, 5K and 1M, will be on Sat., May 18th 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. Hold onto your hats for our Western Performers (Cowboys and Cowgirls), performing, strolling, and greeting at the gates.
Pre-purchase entrance tickets on sale soon at select locations and on-line! Remember 12 and under are FREE that accompany an adult.
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.
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