Yorkshire's first-ever chocolate festival to be held in Sheffield

People with a sweet tooth are in for a real treat after it was announced the county’s first ever chocolate festival will be held in Sheffield later this year.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 3:00 pm

The festival is set to be held at the city’s historic Kelham Island Museum on October 24, and will include over 50 stalls featuring all things chocolate as well as workshops and live music.

It will be hosted by youth homelessness charity Roundabout, and organisers say it “promises to be an experience like no other” and will be South Yorkshire’s first ever chocolate festival.

Roundabout’s Event Fundraiser, Emily Bush, said: “We are super excited to launch Yorkshire’s first ever chocolate festival.

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The Chocolate Festival will be held at Kelham Island Museum. Picture: Joe Horner, Kelham Island Museum

“There is going to be something for everyone, from brownies and doughnuts to hot chocolate and rum.

“You’ll find numerous treats to indulge in and other non-edible chocolate themed gifts that will save your waistline too.”

Organisers say they still have stalls available, and urge interested businesses to get in touch.

“It’s very important now, though, that we reach out to those businesses that are going to make this event truly tasty.

“If you are in the business of chocolate production or anything else to do with chocolate or sweet treats, it’s time to book a space and make this an indulgent day to remember,” added Emily.

Roundabout is a youth homelessness charity, which is based in South Yorkshire, and supports young people aged 16 to 25 in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The charity works with more than 250 young people every day, providing shelter, support and life skills to help them gain independence.

Anybody interested in having a stall at the Chocolate Festival should email Emily at [email protected] for full details.

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