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Indulge chocolate, enjoy a martini & shop till you drop!

NAMPA, ID. (October 9, 2018) – Come join us again this year November 2-3 to launch the holiday season at the 17th Annual Craft & Chocolate Affaire presented by Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management at the Nampa Civic Center and sponsored by Idaho Capital Credit Union. Start your holiday shopping early and find that special and unique gift from one of our many vendors. We cater specifically to chocolate lovers as well as those who love to attend bazaars. This event is FREE to the public. For more information, please visit or call 208-468-5500.

You’ve been yearning for great chocolate for far too long. Enter Chocolate Bay and have your chosen foods take a dip in our chocolate fountain. Buy a sultry piece of chocolate cake, be tempted by a rich chocolate pie or a hot piece of fudge. Satisfy your every chocolate desire.

With over 100 Artisans there is something for everyone, including handmade soaps, home decor, pottery, quilts, wood work, metal design, custom painting and cottage foods. Commercial items from clothing to jewelry to aroma and personal care, and fine jewels. Check out what our local entrepreneurs are marketing this year! All kinds of treasures and specialty items for all ages will be available. Buying from this event will supports local crafters and artisans!

This year we have added a special addition! Santa will be on site to visit with the good little girls and boys on Saturday, November 3rd from 11am – 2pm. There is no cost for your children to visit with Santa, so be sure to bring your camera and take some great pics with him as they get their Christmas wishes in early.

Not bringing the kids? Well then come to relax, please your chocolate cravings and shop till you drop – don’t forget to grab a snack, a chocolate martini or a glass of wine at the Cocoa Cabana Bar.

Event times are:

November 2, 5pm - 9pm

November 3, 10am - 4pm

About Spectra Venue Management

Spectra’s Venue Management division is the industry leader across a full range of services that impact the bottom-line success of public assembly venues, including marketing and sales, corporate partnerships, event booking, ticket services and box office management, customer service, operations and engineering and finance and administration.

About Spectra Food Services & Hospitality

Spectra's Food Services & Hospitality division delivers the industry’s most innovative and profitable solutions through its Everything Fresh™ philosophy at sports arenas, stadiums, casinos, convention centers, cultural attractions, fairgrounds, and other specialty venues. Spectra Food Services & Hospitality serves over 250,000 events and 40 million guests each year.

About Spectra Partnerships

Spectra Partnerships is a leader in sales representation, strategic consulting, and analytics for sports and entertainment properties across North America. Our experienced sales team drives revenue for our clients and their properties via the marketing and sale of naming rights, corporate partnerships, advertising, premium seating, and hospitality.

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.




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Nampa Civic Center

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  1. Lenora Hartline. Idaho Wood Crafts says:

    We are wood Craftsmen interested in participating in the Craft and Chocolate Affaire. How do we go about applying for a space?

  2. Julie Hall says:

    What is the cost for vendor's booths? Any details on becoming a vendor for this event or even other vendor opportunities would be appreciated.

  3. Tracy Patton.I says:

    I am interested in the 2019 Craft and Chocolate Affaire. Can I apply to be a vendor?

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