Chocolate Fest 2021 will launch its Pop-up Chocolate Shop Oct. 9 at the Congregational Church of Belmont.

The usual three-session chocolate-tasting event, now in its 38th year, will defer to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis again this year and opt for a safer way to showcase our Chocolate Fest partners, both in-person and online.


Chocolate lovers beware — this weekend could put you over the edge.
– San Mateo Daily Journal

Ten of our faithful chocolatiers will offer their products for purchase in a Pop-up Chocolate Shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dining Room of the church, which will be decked out in its usual Chocolate Fest finery. Guests will be invited to shop for their holiday chocolate gifts during the event, and will also have the opportunity to shop online in our new Chocolate Fest store, which will launch that day and stay open through Thanksgiving.

The Chocolate Fest silent auction will be featured as well.

The Pop-up Chocolate Shop and the online site will again offer our partners the opportunity to connect with Chocolate Fest fans until we can return to our usual chocolate-tasting format. A portion of our proceeds once again will benefit the community through organizations like Samaritan House and Second Harvest.

We will ask that our in-person shoppers at the Pop-up Chocolate Shop be vaccinated and masked; others are of course welcome to use the online shopping site.

Please RSVP so we know to expect you although there is no door charge for our Pop-Up Chocolate Shop on Oct. 9. See the Tickets page for complete details and to reserve your tickets.

Please consider supporting our hard-working partners.