Chocolate fest this weekend

Friday, February 10, 2012

If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, this festival is for the two of you. The 8th annual Chocolate Lovers' Festival returns to Eureka Springs the Saturday of Valentine's Weekend, Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Area businesses showcase and promote their chocolate products -- from ice cream, drinks and candies, to chocolate body products and novelty items. Amateur chocolatiers are also invited to attend and compete in their own divisions.

Couples, families and singles crowd the show at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks every year to enjoy the enticing aroma and irresistible taste of chocolate.

Highlights of the show include professional and amateur contests, a Most Attractive Exhibitor Booth competition, People's Choice Award for best exhibitor chocolate, chocolate fountains, and, of course, chocolate tastings.

Contest fee information, further details and applications are available by email:

Tickets are available by email, or by calling 888-465-4753, and cost $10 for adults, $6 for kids under 6. Proceeds from the show go to benefit the Academy of Excellence in Eureka Springs, the Eureka Springs School/Main Stage After School Kids program, and several other groups.

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