About the festival
The Radovljica Chocolate Festival is the biggest chocolate event in Slovenia. It takes place over three days every April.
Why is Radovljica Chocolate Festival the only real chocolate festival in Slovenia?
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Radovljica is the biggest town in the tourist destination of Radol'ca. The slogan 'Honestly Sweet' derives from the area's long tradition of chocolate, which has been produced in Lesce since 1922. This is also why the decision was taken to organise a chocolate festival in close proximity.
The first festival took place on 22nd April 2012 in the old town centre of Radovljica. From the very outset, the festival's organisers had a desire to make the festival an annual event that lures visitors from all over Slovenia and further afield.
The aim of the festival is to build on the recognition of the tourist destination of Radol'ca as one of sweet experiences and to attract visitors to Radovljica from Slovenia and further afield, whilst at the same time promoting Slovenian chocolatiers.
The festival takes place in the old town centre of Radovljica and its immediate surroundings. The main theme of the festival is chocolate. Chocolatiers from throughout Slovenia exhibit at the festival, as well as other producers of chocolate products and drinks. Chocolate products are available for tasting, and since 2013 tastings have taken place through the purchase of tasting coupons, whilst other products are also available to purchase.
The festival entertainment programme is also based on chocolate. Chocolatiers demonstrate how their chocolates are produced, there are cookery shows, chocolate themed workshops for children and adults, and street performances. Every year the entertainment programme contains some new features.
The festival takes place every year in April, usually on the weekend after Easter and prior to the May Day holidays.
ORGANISOR OF THE RADOVLJICA CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
WHO CAN BE PART OF THE RADOVLJICA CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL?
- on stalls through the sale and tastings of products: chocolatiers and producers of chocolates and other chocolate products
- on stalls through the sale of products: producers of chocolate-based products
- other companies or individuals may be part of the festival as sponsors or donators in the form of sponsorship of the festival, sponsorship of individual parts of the festival, or donations of prizes for prize draws
- the festival organiser reserves the right to refuse inappropriate exhibitors.