February Brings the Carolina Chocolate Festival to the Crystal Coast

Carolina Chocolate Festival 2014It's going to be a scrumptious weekend here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Come one chocolate lover, come all to the Carolina Chocolate Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. This popular area festival celebrates chocolate and charity, and happens the first weekend in February each year.

This year's festival occurs on Saturday and Sunday, February 1-2, but there are plenty of events that lead up to the Carolina Chocolate Festival and some are happening right now.

A Week of Chocolate
Carolina Chocolate FestivalA Week of Chocolate is in progress right now, so don't miss your chance to visit some of the best Crystal Coast restaurants this week and try their chocolate specialty du jour. Tuesday's special is Hazelnut/Orange Ice Cream drizzled with Dark Chocolate offered at Circa 81. Wednesday, January 29, try the Flourless Chocolate Torte at Alex & Brett. Thursday, January 30, indulge in Floyd's Chocolate Surprise at Floyd's 1921 Restaurant. Friday, January 31, savor the Coco/Espresso rubbed Ribeye or Scallops at the Channel Marker in Atlantic Beach. Wow! It sounds like a night out is in order for every night of the week this week.

Pro/Am Chocolate Bake Off
Carolina Chocolate FestivalCalling all bakers; here's your chance to show off your skills. If you think you make the Best Chocolate Dessert in North Carolina, take advantage of the free registration and be a part of the culinary action. Cakes and cheesecakes are this year's categories. Professionals and amateurs are welcome to compete. Winners are announced on Saturday at the festival.

The Carolina Chocolate Festival
The weekend hosts the Carolina Chocolate Festival from 9a.m. to 6p.m. on Saturday, February 1 and from 10a.m. to 3p.m. on Sunday, February 2. Saturday's events also include the Cocoa 5K Fun Run at 8a.m. and the Chocolate Spa from 9a.m. to 2p.m. (sorry, this event is already sold out). The festival wraps up from 1-3p.m. on Sunday with Chocolate Drop Bingo where players vie for delicious chocolate prizes.

Crystal Coast AccommodationsCarolina Chocolate Festival
We know you are excited about this event and want to be here for as much of it as possible. We recommend that you book your Emerald Isle beach vacation rental as soon as you can. View Sun-Surf Realty's last minute deals for extra savings on beach vacation rentals. Emerald Isle is located just across the Atlantic Beach Causeway from Morehead City and is under a 30-minute drive from the Carolina Chocolate Festival.

Well, there's the scoop on all of the chocolate adventures happening this week and weekend on the Crystal Coast. Will you be there? If so, drop us a line in our comment section and let us know. Cheers to all things chocolate!

*Photo Credit: Crystal Coast Chocolate Festival

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