A complete world of chocolate appreciation will be featured at the 11th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival including cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and more. Chocolate novelty items and body products will be on-hand as well. Vendors will showcase and promote their products while offering gourmet and homemade chocolate take-home samples to attendees from organic and household brand names to select boutique labels.
New this year will be a Wine Pairing and Tasting with wines provided by Arkansas wineries including Eureka Springs own Keels Creek Winery and Railway Winery with a commemorative wine glass given to the first 250. Something else new for 2015 will be Cake Decorating Demonstrations by students from the Pulaski Technical College Institute of Culinary Arts.
The festival also features several contests in both Amateur and Professional categories. This year’s Contest Celebrity Judges are Steve Grant, Ann Gray, Tim Tibbs, and Kat Robinson . Bios for each judge are available on the festival’s website at eurekachocfest.org.
And if you want to take the festival home with you, the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Cookbook, which features 504 chocolate recipes, will be available for purchase on-site for $15. The cookbooks are available for purchase on the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Facebook page as well.
Admission will be $12 and $6 for children age six and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-638-7352, emailing Toni@eurekaspringschamber.com or visiting the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Facebook page.
The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival provides much-needed funds for non-profit organizations in the Eureka Springs area and Southwest Missouri. The beneficiaries include the Academy of Excellence, Eureka Springs Highlander Athletic Booster Club. The festival benefits the Eureka Springs community as well, drawing visitors to motels, restaurants, and shops each year.