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7th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival

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man and woman near chocolate samples Photo Credit: Two if by Sea Gallery and Stella Pasta Bar & Bakery
line of people indoors Photo Credit: Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association
line of people outside a building Photo Credit: Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association
chocolate tasting and people Photo Credit: Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association
chocolate tasting Photo Credit: Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association
display of chocolate treats Photo Credit: Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association
When: Event has passed. Watch this page for updates.
Cost: $1 per sample

About the Festival

As part of the monthly First Friday Events, The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is excited to present the 7th Annual Chocolate Fest, taking place on First Friday, February 7, from 6-9 pm.

Area restaurants, bakeries, and chefs will compete to showcase their talents and tastes by preparing small, sample sized chocolate offerings in up to 3 categories: Dessert (Sweet), Savory, and Chocolate Beverage. These chocolate treats will be judged by a panel of our First Friday Fanatics as well our visitors in Fan Favorite competition. 

On First Friday, visitors can pick up a ballot form and map at any participating business and head to their favorite "Sweet Spot" shops, restaurants, and chefs to sample a $1 chocolate taste. While savoring these chocolate treats, visitors will enjoy a variety of First Friday activities going on throughout the Village, including art gallery showings, live music, artist demonstrations, and special promotions and sales just in time for Valentine's Day.

2020 Sweet Spots, Guest Chocolate Chefs & Other Themed Events


  • Henry’s Tavern
  • The Whistling Kettle
  • Daisy Dry Goods
  • Two Birds Marketplace
  • Sunset Grill
  • Front Street Deli
  • Creative Endeavors
  • Next Door Kitchen and Bar
  • The Front Street Social Club


  • Amazing Finds Boutique
  • Pizza Works
  • National Bottle Museum
  • Nomad Coffee & Crepes
  • Coffee Planet
  • Corina Contemporary Jewelry
  • Two if by Sea Gallery
  • Howard Hanna Real Estate
  • A Bead Just So
  • Paint-n-Gogh
  • Rebuilding Together Saratoga County


  • Glint Glassworks Studio
  • Sacred Journey Ceramics
  • The Real McCoy Beer Co Ballston Spa


  • Goddess Hands Massage


  • First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa


  • Grandma Apple's Cheesecakes, LLC
  • Jessicakes Saratoga
  • Cake by Alissa
  • Dickinson’s Delights
  • Stella Pasta Bar and Bakery
  • Adirondack Barkery
  • The Inked Baker
  • Sweeney’s Restaurant
  • Alexander’s Bakery
  • The Dilly Bean
  • Primo Botánica


  • The Whitehouse Restaurant
  • Saratoga Historical Society at Brookside Museum
  • Boho Chic Boutique
  • Ballston Spa United Methodist Church

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