The Cerreta Candy Company is presenting the event, with the candy factory offering tours during event hours when visitors can expect to receive a free sample of their candy. Remember, Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, so this is the perfect opportunity to find the best chocolate treats from over 40 chocolatiers. There will be the instant treats kids (and adults) will want to sample, like the chocolate covered strawberries and bananas. Then there is the Aztec chocolate ice cream… Yummy! Kids will have plenty to do with face painting, carnival rides, a rock-climbing wall, and other activities. Cerreta’s chocolate-pizza-making booth will return, providing fun for all ages. Local musicians will be performing throughout the festival to add to the ambiance. National Romance Novelists gather at the festival giving visitors a chance to meet novelists and attend workshops. The Plein-Air Painting Competition is also on – watch artists painting as the event takes place. There are booths selling various arts and crafts and you will also be able to score some wine and beers. Red wine, dark chocolate…heavenly.
When: Friday, February 3rd, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, February 4th, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, February 5th, noon-5 p.m.