A Sweet Treat is on it's Way to the Crystal Coast...


Chocolate Festival

As January comes to a close, we welcome the month of February on the Crystal Coast with the Carolina Chocolate Festival! (Image Courtesy of Carolina Chocolate Festival: Celebrating Charity and Chocolate)

The Carolina Chocolate Festival once again returns for its annual debut and there is more chocolate, more treats, and more fun than ever before!


Chocolate Festival Fun


Chocolate Festival

Once again at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, the Festival itself includes wall to wall vendors of all kinds. From cakes to tortes to chocolate bars to ice cream and more, the Festival is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Free samples and demonstrations from vendors (you can check out the website for a full list of vendors and their specialties) is enough to get anyone excited, but there’s more! A fun bake off from local Crystal Coast residents is sure to entice your sweet tooth and spark your interest with the creative chocolatey treats! You also have the opportunity to win a trip to Hershey Pennsylvania for 4 people when you purchase a $1 chocolate bar. Find the one with the golden ticket and you’ll be on your way! With fun events including hourly pudding eating contests and delicious chocolate door prizes, there will always be something going on. And as a side note, coming from one that participated in the chocolate contest myself as a child (with the pictures to prove it) there are some tasty sweets involved at this fun Festival! This event is from Saturday, February 7 (9am-6pm) until Sunday, February 8 (10am-3pm).

Cocoa 5K RunCocoa 5K Run

This year the Carolina Chocolate Festival will also be presenting a 5k run! Starting at the CMAST
building at Carteret Community college, participants will be able to preregister online to secure their spot. Participating in the run will also get you your own T-shirt! Special awards and recognition will
go to the first three to cross the finish line and the first person to finish from each age group specified on the website. Starting at 8am you can run up your appetite with the whole family then skedaddle over to the Festival at the Civic Center. This run will be Saturday, February 7 starting at 8am.

Chocolate SpaChocolate Spa

But, for those of you who want to relax and enjoy the decadent chocolate and some special treatment,
there’s something here for you as well! Preregister online to get your spot at the Carteret Community College for some rest, relaxation, and chocolate at the Chocolate Spa. Package includes massage, reflexology, facial, manicure, and pedicure "all while indulging in chocolate and special beverages.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the perfect way to enjoy chocolate to me! This event will take place Saturday, February 7 (9am-3pm).

This year, the Carolina Chocolate Festival is brimming with fun and exciting events. And the best part? Much of the proceeds from this event will go to support local charities an organizations including Carteret Co. Domestic Violence, Second Blessings Outreach Ministries, Carteret Co. 4-H, and more! What a great way to have fun and give back to such a wonderful community! Don’t miss out on taking the whole family to this fun, exciting, and (need I say it?) DELICIOUS event!

Share with us: What chocolate treat is your favorite?