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The Chocolate Expo 2019 at the Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, NJ, Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10am-7pm

Category: Festival

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday
03/31/2019 - 03/31/2019
Free to Facility Members

The Chocolate Expo is going back to college! Join us as we embark on a very "Rutgers Edition" of The Chocolate Expo featuring! Our great regular line-up of vendors will offer tastings & sales of: Chocolates Chocolate Fountain Treats Baked Goods Specialty Foods Cheeses Craft Sodas Local Wines and much more at 70+ vendor booths! At The Chocolate Expo... everyone will feel like the proverbial "kid in a candy store," and you'll even get to relive your favorite childhood movie memories with a visit by actor Paris Themmen, who played Golden Ticket winner "Mike TeeVee" in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder. Check out our "Chocolate Challenge" with celebrity chefs Larry Rosenberg (as seen on Guy's Grocery Games), John Sheip (as seen on Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart and, as a guest judge, on Throw Down with Booby Flay) and Frank Bilotti (as seen on Hell's Kitchen and Chopped). Enjoy extreme magic performances by Rutgers Alumni Eric Wilzig (as seen on America's Got Talent) and dance to the tunes of our strolling Steampunk duo, the Eternal Frontier. Take a selfie with our storybook princesses and partake in the free face painting, balloon twisting, wire art and more that will round-out the day! Tickets purchased online for The Chocolate Expo are just $15/adult & $10/child (ages 5-11). Tickets purchased at the door are $20/adult & $15/child (ages 5-11). Children under 5 years old are free at this location. These tickets are sold on a "timed-entry" basis to help ensure a smoother flow of guests throughout the day. Please come during the time designated on your tickets, as priority entry will be given to those ticket holders. A limited number of "VIP Tickets" will be also available online-only for $30 each (all ages, 5 and up) while supplies last. VIP Tickets offer priority admission at anytime during the day, plus includes one deluxe insulated Chocolate Expo shopping bag (a $10/bag value). For this event only, currently-enrolled Rutgers students may purchase up to two tickets online-only for $12 each that allows admission at anytime during the day. A total of 500 Student Tickets will be available at this discounted price, and Rutgers students must show current student ID, in order to be admitted with this ticket type.  Our "5PM Late Day Special" discounted tickets are available for just $10/person (all ages, 5 and up) when purchased online and $15/person when purchased at the door for the last two hours of the Expo between 5 and 7pm.  Crowds are typically lighter and the atmosphere is more relaxed during these hours, and most vendors will still have plenty of samples. Plenty of products are also typically available for purchase during this later part of the day.   Please note that "5PM Special" ticket holders will NOT be admitted before 5pm. Also note that all tickets are sold on a non-refundable basis.  Tickets purchased online will be sent to you electronically in a PDF file (attached to an Order Confirmation email), which should arrive in your Inbox IMMEDIATELY after you place your order.  If you don't see the email right away, it may have been put in a junk email folder by your mail server, so be sure to check there, as well, if you don't get your tickets right away. Print out these tickets and bring them with you to The Chocolate Expo. You may also purchase tickets on your mobile device using the Eventbrite App. We can scan your ticket barcode directly from your phone or tablet. Parking:  There is plenty of free parking at the Rutgers Athletic Center. For more details, including a list of vendors, please see our website at:  Also, we highly recommend first-time attendees check out the FAQs on our website. We look forward to seeing you at The Chocolate Expo!


Street address:
83 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway Township
Zip code:
Nearby Neighborhoods:
New Durham