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2019 Chocolate Cake Showdown
This is not a traditional cake show with Master Pastry Chef judges where every little aspect of the entry must be perfect. This is a show to truly wow the Choctoberfest guests. Judging is done by the masses as a People's Choice Award. You will be allowed to display/distribute fliers and cards next to your "cake" entry and advertise your company/yourself if you are licensed and insured. The purpose of this show is to delight the patrons of Choctoberfest and to advertise your talents. You may even offer cake samples if you are a professional cake baker by reserving a booth. There are 3 divisions: Students 14 years and less, students age 15-22, and businesses.

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Event Timing: Saturday, October 12, 2019. 11:00 am — 6:00 pm. Check-in begins at 8 am

Event Address: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

14 Minutes Southeast of Denver
Parker or 470 to Quincy, East to Fairgrounds

Contact us at 303.396.3417 or

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More Info/Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does it cost to enter?
Entering a display cake is free.

How many people will see my cake?
Attendance was well over 5000 last year and hopefully more this year.

Do I get into the chocolate show if I enter?
Yes! You will get two free admission tickets to Choctoberfest when you show up between 8 am and 9:00 am (doors open for VIPs at 9:45 so I suggest people have to have cakes in by 9 am October 12. Please be all set by 9:30 am. This entry to the show does not include tasting tickets, which can be purchased at the show, or via this link:

Do I have to have a booth at Choctoberfest to enter?
No, but if you would like one go here:

How will judging be done?
This will be a people's choice award. Three cash prizes will be awarded. One to each division.

Why aren't there very many rules?
The purpose of this show is not the same as other cake shows.
This show is to impress the general public and give exposure to local professionals and professionals in training.

If I used this "cake" in another cake show, can I use it for this one?
Absolutely! We want cool chocolate pieces for people's jaw-dropping wonder.

If I used it last year at Choctoberfest, can I enter it again?
Yes, just make sure it's not dusty.

What if I am a home hobbyist and want to enter?
You may enter the show, but you must have a business license and insurance or be a student at a recognized culinary institute to ADVERTISE in this show.

How big of an entry can I make?
As big as you would like. Just let us know (on this form) so that we can reserve enough room for you, or get ahold of us later to let us know

What if I'd like to do a copyrighted/trademarked character/theme?
Entrant assumes all liability and repercussions thereof.

Do I need to stay all day?
No, we will have someone working the show that can refill fliers, etc. You will need to be set up completely by 9:30, and you need to remove your showpiece by 7 pm or it will be thrown away.

What do I get if I win?
The winner will get a badge for their website, exposure to potential customers/employers who wander by and vote, social media exposure on Choctoberfest's network, $100 prize for the most votes, and 2 $50 prizes for the student's divisions from Choctoberfest, and bragging rights however you choose to use them.

"Best Looking Chocolate Cake in Denver as Voted by Choctoberfest 2019"

Attended by over 5000 people in 2018
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