Vendor Information

Register NOW for the 4th Annual Choctoberfest — and Get Paid to Sample Your Product!

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

14 Minutes from Denver: Parker to Quincy, East to Fairgrounds

or 470 to Quincy immediately east of highway

October 14, 2017

10:00 am -6:00 pm

Now in its fourth year (and finally, a permanent home at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds!) , Choctoberfest is a unique chocolate and beverage festival created in cooperation with Dana Cain Events, producer of the amazingly successful Colorado Chocolate Festival, Winter Park Chocolate Festival, and the Holiday Chocolate Festival in Colorado Springs.

Food and beverage vendors: provide bite size samples or beverage tastes (1 ounce for spirits, 2 ounces for wine, 3 ounces for beer), collecting from one to four tickets per sample. At the end of the show, you’ll receive $1 for every three tickets you collect, which can easily pay for your booth and more! Of course you can also sell product and keep 100%!

Choctoberfest is a MAJOR sales event, and a GREAT way to advertise your business to thousands of chocolate and beverage lovers just as the holiday gift season gets started. This is one of the biggest sales opportunities of the year for chocolatiers, bakers, pastry chefs, dessert vendors of all kinds, breweries, and gift vendors. The event is HEAVILY promoted, and we anticipate attendance between 3500 and 6000. Here are just a few of our marketing strategies:

Our Facebook page has over 16,000 Likes and we will be reaching out regularly with boosted posts to these people and their friends

Media coverage including Denver Post, Westword, radio and TV

Thousands of postcards distributed at r

Direct mail and emails to past attendees

Colorado Wedding Magazine is emailing out 6,000-8,000 invitations to engaged couples who will be looking for wedding favors and gifts! 2-for-1 admission for all wedding couples

2-for-1 specials: 2500 Wedding professionals will be asked to invite engaged couples at 2-for-1 admission plus 8,000-10,000 direct invitations to couples

And much more!

 

Register Here!

More helpful info below: We hope to hear from you soon!

info@chocolatefests.org  303-969-9021

 

What we offer you:

You get $1 for every 3 Taste Tickets you collect. (Make back your booth rent with just 450 samples!)

Customers pay $5 admission, just $10 for 11 Taste Tickets; $20 for 21 – at the door or online

Attendees will be encouraged to jumpstart their holiday shopping. We will also be inviting corporate representatives (from law firms, banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and other bulk holiday gift buyers)

Reach customers from all over metro Denver and Boulder including the nearby affluent suburbs (Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Centennial, Lafayette, Lakewood, Thornton, Westminster, Broomfield, Commerce City, Englewood, Federal Heights, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch (CDP), Ken Caryl, Littleton, Longmont, Marshall, Northglenn, Wheat Ridge, Applewood, Byers, Edgewater, Lakeside, Morrison, Sheridan, Superior,  Longmont, Louisville

Attractive location in brand-new facility 14 minutes from Denver in the southeast quadrant of the Metro area.

A percentage of profits will be donated to a local charity to benefit needy families.

Entertainment/events/beverage pairings, educational presentations. We welcome your ideas and participation in informative and fun break-out sessions

 

 

Reserve your Booth HERE !

More helpful info below: We hope to hear from you soon!

info@chocolatefests.org

303-969-9021

Easy load-in (dock is right outside exhibit area!)

Tear Down Saturday  6:00 8:30 pm. No early teardowns. Lots of free parking

Over 25,000 square feet of exhibit space

8′ tables can be rented for $5 apiece

Internet Access $5

Each booth includes 2 chairs
Chairs included at no additional charge. BRING LINENS! Pay along with your booth rental or separately. Tables must be rented by October 1 or you will have no table at your booth and we will assume you are bringing your own! This is because we have to pay to rent these tables for you. Vendors must supply their own table coverings, and we ask that all table coverings please extend to the floor.

 

Show Hours

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 am — 6:00 pm

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Food or Beverage Sampling Booths

10’ x 10’ $195

Double booth 10’ x 20’ $390

Gift Booths 10′ x 10′ $295

10′ x 20′  $555

“Gift” booths are for vendors not selling taste tickets for food, libations, beverages, chocolates or other consumable samples. Preference given to chocolate-themed booths. We reserve the right to refuse and refund any gift booth whose product would not be a good fit for Choctoberfest. One booth only for each company (such as Mary Kay) and certain kinds of services (like aluminum siding)

Standard booth (10′ x 10′) $295

Double booths (10′ x 20′) available for $555

Booths are 10’x10′ or 10’x20′

Electricity is $25 extra and must be purchased in advance

Each booth includes 2 chairs; 8′ tables rent for $5 each

Vendors must supply their own table coverings, and we ask that all table coverings please extend to the floor.

Set-up is Saturday from 6:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Tear down is Saturday 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM NO EARLY PACKING.

More info at http://chocolatefests.org/ or email info@chocolatefests.org

Registration is Nonrefundable seven days after completion. No refunds will be issued unless the event is canceled.

No free samples of food or drink are permitted, taste tickets must be collected for any sample. Vendors may determine sample sizes, we strongly recommend that you offer at least a reasonable bite-sized sample for one taste ticket. We also recommend that you charge only one ticket for samples of sweets and coffees; savory foods we recommend 1-3 tickets. Beer samples 1 ticket, Other drink tastings 1-2 tickets.

Payment for booth rental signifies agreement to these terms and conditions.

We prefer email to info@chocolatefests.org, but our phone number is 303-969-9021

 

Click Here to Reserve Your Booth!

Or make a check payable to Mohr Enterprises and mail it to:

6226 West Jefferson Avenue, Denver, CO 80235

 

Chris and Karen Mohr

info@chocolatefests.org

303-969-9021

 

Choctoberfest is produced in cooperation with Dana Cain Events. Dana Cain has produced over 150 festivals and shows in the Denver Area, and in 2011, she launched the first-ever Denver County Fair. Dana’s shows have earned her 8 Best of Denver awards – including “Best Food Fair” for the Colorado Chocolate Festival!

Get on our email list
Write to info@chocolatefests.org and put “CHOCOLATE LIST” in the subject line.
If you are interested in participating, sign up online in February 2017 here or contact Chris and Karen Mohr.
We prefer email to info@chocolatefests.org, but our phone number is 303-969-9021

 

Vendor Benefits, Shipping and More Info

All registered vendors will be promoted on this website. You will also be listed in our promotional materials and emails, your videos posted on YouTube, etc.

Vendors may participate in presentations.
Vendors will be encouraged to pin a photo and chocolate recipe on our Pinterest page. You will also be invited to talk up your participation in Choctoberfest on our Facebook Page. Please “Like” Choctoberfest on Facebook; this will help our SEO and your profits!

This show will be HEAVILY PROMOTED!
TASTE TICKETS – WE PAY YOU FOR SAMPLING!
Vendors love Taste Tickets! Customers give you a ticket for each sample. YOU get to decide on your own sample sizes and amounts, based on your unique products. At the end of the show, count your Taste Tickets and turn them into Registraton for cash at the end of the show. We pay $1 for every 3 tickets.

 

Reserve Your Space Here so You Can be ready for Choctoberfest