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Chocolate Festival: Sweet time in Oakdale May 19-20

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POSTED May 12, 2012 1:21 a.m.

OAKDALE — The 20th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival, “A Chocolate Explosion,” is set for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wood Park at Highways 108 and 120.

The cost is $5 with children 12 and under free.

The festival has over 200 vendors: unique arts & crafts, Chocolate Explosion in 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 and services.

The weather forecast calls for mid 80’s. Upwards of 70,000 people are expected to attend.

The Fun Run, 5K and one mile races will be on May 19 and the Classic Car Show both days. There will continue to be entertainment on two stages: Chocolate Challenge Stage with chocolate activities for the kids and community performances by Dance studios, karate, zumba, etc., and the 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. Entrance tickets currently on sale at local locations: Bank of the West – Oakdale, Oak Valley Community Bank – Oakdale, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, The Oakdale Leader, and Valley First Credit Union.

For questions contact the Oakdale Chamber at or call 209 847-2244.

Due to the large number of people attending this event, bicycles, skateboards or skates are not allowed through the gates.


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