Chocolate Festival 2015

The eighth chocolate festival takes place on the 28th and 29th March 2015, you can find full details of what’s on and where to park in our 2015 brochure here:  250215+RBG+-+Chocfest+Brochure+2015+WEB+ONLY

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New for 2014 – Family Fun Area at St Paul’s Church Gardens

Every year we want to make our Chocolate Festival bigger and better and this year we have launched a new family fun area… On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April visit St Paul’s Church Gardens on Bridge Street for a host of new stalls, delicious food and fun stuff for all the family, featuring:

* Our Giant Bouncy Castle

* Make your own Easter Lollipop at our mini chocolate factory

* Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos

* Raffle stall with fantastic prizes to be won

* Stalls selling chocolate, fudge, cupcakes and more

* Great good and drink including a chocolate fountain, locally made ice cream, pancakes coffee and more…

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Welcome to the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival Website

The 2014 Chocolate Festival is taking place this year on the 12th and 13th April 2014.  The festival is taking place in our beautiful Town of Ramsbottom.  In Ramsbottom we are incredibly proud of our High Street and Town as a whole, we are very lucky to have a Town Centre which is full of independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, we even have our own Brewery.

Ramsbottom was named joint runner up in the 2013 High Street of the year awards held by the Daily Telegraph.  We were also named in the top ten places to live in the UK by the Guardian Newspaper.  We hold a number of festivals and events throughout the year, one of our most popular events is our Chocolate Festival which won the Manchester Tourism award in 2012 for best small event.  We also hold annual Christmas Markets, and lots of other events such as a Pie Festival.  Our next big event is the 2014 Chocolate Festival and planning is well underway to make it bigger and better than ever!  We have more stalls booked this year to make the incredibly popular Chocolate Market even bigger!

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The 2014 Festival

The Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival is set to return to Town this year on the 12th and 13th April 2014.

The festival this year is going to be bigger and better!  We are looking to have more stalls with lots of chocolate goodies with Festival favourites returning again this year.

Keep checking back on our site for more details of what is happening!

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The 2013 Festival

2013 Festival a huge success!

Despite the freakish arctic conditions, thousands of cocoa lovers from far and wide travelled to our Northern market town to taste some of the UKs award winning chocolate. Lots of chocolate, sunshine and happy smiling people wrapped up warm to descend upon Ramsbottom for our FIFTH Chocolate Festival. Thanks to everyone who came along, and to the stall holders and businesses who helped to make this the best one yet.

Thank you to Pennine Telecoms for our Radios (we’re liking them just a little too much), PK Environmental for mini bus & Woodhey for allowing us to use their site for Park and Ride, A-Z Animals for sorting out our adorable Daisy cow for milking demo and to our musicians who added a great atmosphere. Also a big thank you to all our police cadet volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend – you were all amazing.

The 2014 Chocolate Festival – How to get involved

We will shortly be starting to plan next year’s Chocolate Festival which will be held on 12/13 April 2014.  So if you are a business interested in sponsorship opportunities or in taking a stall/providing entertainment then please email


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Ever wondered how your delicious chocolate bar started out in life? Well, look no further because we’re going to show you how. And it all starts off with …… Mr Cow. Yep. We’re going to have a live demonstration of milking a gorgeous British Blond cow where David Greenwood-Haigh from Divine will talk you through the process to creating award winning chocolate. Truly not to be missed! Go to ‘Activities’ page above for further information.

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Music line-up confirmed

We have an AMAZING line-up at the Festival this year. From artists featured on The Voice to seasoned performers known on the festival scene. Go to our ‘music’ page above to find out more.

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Park & Ride

This year we have introduced a park and ride scheme operating from Woodhey High School. Take the stress out of finding a parking spot and use our shuttle bus which starts 10am from Woodhey with last shuttle bus back from Festival 4.30pm on both days. Go to the ‘Getting Here’ page above for more information.

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2013 Traders confirmed

Cocoa Heaven

For more information on cocoa and craft traders attending the two day chocolate market on Bridge Street, click on ‘Chocolate Market’ above.


Traders attending the 2013 Festival ‘Alfresco’ dining areas have been confirmed. A mix of street foods to compliment Ramsbottom’s very own quality restaurants and cafés. Click ‘On the Menu’ above for more details.


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Get ready for 2013

Back for our 5th year

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival organisers are gearing up to bring you the best of cocoa in the UK. With two day chocolate market, alfresco dining, beer tent, ‘unplugged’ acoustic music sets, children’s craft sessions, mini farm and more.

Date for your diary – 23/24 March 2013

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